Men's Lax Leads PL with 33 on Academic Honor Roll
The Lafayette men's lacrosse program placed a league-high 33 student-athletes on the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll, the league office announced on Wednesday afternoon. Read More
Ed Williams enters his first year as the interim head coach for the 2017-2018 season. Williams spent the previous five seasons under former Head Coach Jim Rogalski and handled running the Lafayette defense and the programs recruiting efforts.
Williams hails from Florham Park, N.J. and was an assistant under Rogalski for two seasons at Scranton where he was the programs recruiting and travel coordinator.
A former standout player at Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pa. he graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice. He was a four-year starter at midfield for the Warriors, earning First Team All-Middle Atlantic Conference honors in 2009 and second team recognition in 2010. Williams finished his career with 97 goals and 40 assists for 137 total points.
Scott Bieda enters his second season with the Lafayette mens lacrosse program and will work primarily with the offense and the goalies.
Bieda was a standout performer at Rutgers, where he graduated in 2016 with a degree in Finance. He was the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year in 2016 and was named to the All-Tournament Team three times during his career. Additionally, he earned First-Team All-Big Ten honors in 2015 and 2016 and second-team laurels his sophomore season in 2014.
In addition to his prowess on the field, Bieda also excelled in the classroom as he was a Deans List honoree in 2014 and a member of the National Honor Society. Bieda was named to the Academic All-Big Ten Team all four years at Rutgers.
Tim Desko begins his first season on the sidelines for the Maroon and White this spring.
Desko joins the Maroon and White after spending two seasons as an assistant at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, N.Y. The Dolphins won a Division II national championship during his tenure in 2016, sporting an undefeated 20-0 record that season.
The Syracuse native played his collegiate lacrosse at Syracuse, starting for four years and winning national championships in 2008 and 2009. Additionally, he was a team captain in 2012, his final year with the Orange.
Director of Strength and Conditioning
Stephen Plunkett is in his sixth year at Lafayette as the Director of Strength and Conditioning. He will be working 10 of Lafayette’s 23 Division I athletic teams.
Prior to joining the Leopards’ staff, Plunkett served as a sports performance coach at Velocity Sports Performance in Allentown. Plunkett received his Bachelor ‘s Degree in Business Management from Moravian College in 2007 and his Bachelor ‘s Degree in Sport and Exercise Science from DeSales University in 2010.
In addition to his professional experience, Plunkett completed the 140.6 mile Ironman Louisville Triathlon in August 2011.