The 2018 Varsity Lacrosse team looks to continue the success the program has enjoyed over the past several seasons. The Cougars are 30-14 over the last two years and have been highly ranked in the final Pennsylvania poll. The team finished the 2013 season with a 21-4 record and ended the season ranked sixth in Pennsylvania, while the 2014 team finished with a 20-5 record and ranked fourth in the state. Kiski will once again play a schedule that provides maximum exposure for our student-athletes. The Cougars will participate in the prestigious King of Spring Tournament in Durham, NC and have been invited to participate in the inaugural National Prep Championship in Princeton, NJ. The team will also travel to play games in Richmond, Virginia, Toronto, Canada, Ohio, West Virginia, New York and Pennsylvania. Kiski will once again participate in the Midwest Scholastic Lacrosse Coaches Association , the premier lacrosse conference in the Midwest. In 2016 the team lost in the "B" bracket finals and in 2017 the Cougars lost in the "A" bracket semi-finals. The goal of our program is to prepare our young men for the academic and athletic rigors that await them in college, while also providing them with one of the most challenging schedules in the Midwest.
Head Coach Chris Spahn, Elmira ’92, is in his fourteenth year at Kiski, and has compiled a record of 183 wins and 101 losses. Coach Spahn has over thirty years of experience playing and coaching lacrosse. He was a four year starter and senior captain of his Elmira College Lacrosse team. After graduating college, Coach Spahn stayed involved in the sport, playing on local Rhode Island and Boston club teams and serving as an assistant coach for the Division I Providence College Friars. Coach Spahn spent his four years prior to coming to Kiski teaching English and directing the lacrosse program at The Winchendon School, which is a member of the competitive New England Prep School Athletic Conference’s second division. In just four years with Coach Spahn as head coach, the Winchendon program made tremendous strides, winning its first New England Championship in school history in 2004. That spring, US Lacrosse rewarded Coach Spahn for his tremendous efforts, naming him Eastern New England Coach of the Year and Head Coach of the east squad in the annual Division II New England Prep All Star game. Coach Spahn was also named the 2008 WPSLA Coach of the Year for his work on Kiski's sideline during their championship season. In 2016 Coach Spahn was awarded the Midwest Coach of the Year by his peers. Coach Spahn is a well-organized, dedicated lacrosse coach, and each Kiski lacrosse player is looking forward to following him to the next level of competition. Coach Spahn will be assisted by Ryan John who is in his second year at Kiski. Coach John played collegiately at Lees McRae College. TJ Stock '04 will be entering his second year on the staff and is a graduate of Washington and Jefferson University.
Coach Spahn works closely with the College Counseling Office and college coaches to place Kiski's lacrosse players in the best suitable college or university. It is important to us that our graduates matriculate to a college or university that they are comfortable and happy with. Our recent graduates have gone on to play at The U.S. Naval Academy, High Point University, Denison University, Canisius College, Queens' University, Elmira College, Alfred University, Kenyon College, Elizabethtown, Western New England College, University of Hartford, Rochester Institute of Technology, Haverford, Ithaca, Western New England University, Hamilton College and Middlebury College.
If you have any questions regarding Kiski's lacrosse program, please feel free to call Coach Spahn at 724-639-8040, or reach him through email at email@example.com