Men’s lacrosse adds Hawley and Kearney to staff
MILWAUKEE – The Head Coach André Stimmel announced the addition of two people to the men’s lacrosse staff for the 2022 campaign as a volunteer assistant coach Chris hawley and director of lacrosse operations Brendan Kearney.
Hawley is from Virginia Wesleyan University, where he was an assistant men’s lacrosse coach responsible for goaltending training, defense and defense against the men down. Prior to joining VWU, he was an assistant coach for the men’s lacrosse team at Elizabethtown College, where he helped lead the Blue Jays to the Landmark Conference championships in 2018 and 2019. He was also a member of the coaching staff named Landmark . 2018 Conference of the Year Coaching Staff.
Hawley played collegiate at Lynchburg College from 2012 to 2016. In 2015, he was named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) All-Conference First Team and All-State First Team to accompany ODAC All- honors. Tournament Team. The Raleigh, North Carolina native also assisted the Hornets at the ODAC Championships in 2014 and 2015.
Following his college career, Hawley played in the Men’s State League for the Subiaco Lacrosse Club, where he received the John Keen Trophy and named Defensive MVP in 2017. In July 2017, he also competed in the Maverick Challenge, a tournament between the Australian and Japanese national teams. The former goaltender also introduced goalie training techniques to college, high school and college club coaches as an instructor at the US Lacrosse Coaching Clinic in 2017 and 2019.
Kearney spent the last three years at Lewis University, as a defensive assistant from 2018-2021 before becoming a defensive coordinator. He also served as a goaltender coach and recruiting coordinator during his time with the Flyers, turning 64% of campus visits and offers into committed players.
Prior to Lewis, Kearney was co-captain of the Holy Cross College club lacrosse team and was eventually appointed to coach in 2015. In that capacity, the native of Glen Ellyn, Ill., Was responsible for fundraising, planning, planning practices and direction of the game.
The former goaltender also served as manager of 1223 Lacrosse Club from 2019-2020, where he organized club lacrosse activities for high school lacrosse players and assisted them in the college recruiting process. Kearney went on to coach for True Lacrosse, implementing strategies to improve goaltending training.