Men’s Lacrosse Welcomes Joe Nardella as Assistant Coach

Men’s Lacrosse Welcomes Joe Nardella as Assistant Coach

Nardella is named men's lacrosse assistant coach after great success at Rutgers (Athletic Communications). 

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.- Chris Wojcik '96, The Frisbie Family Head Coach for Harvard Men's Lacrosse, has announced the hiring of Joe Nardella as an assistant coach.

"I am excited Joe Nardella will be joining our program for the upcoming year. He is a proven leader at the college level as a two-year captain at Rutgers," Wojcik stated.

Nardella was drafted as a midfielder by the Boston Cannons in the fifth round, 36th overall, of the 2015 Major League Lacrosse Draft. He played in two games and registered two goals during the 2015 regular season, and added one goal in the Cannon's lone playoff game.

As a senior at Rutgers, Nardella earned All-America third team and Scholar All-America honors. Nardella went 223-of-333 (.670) at the faceoff X, ranking third in the nation, and led the Scarlet Knights with 125 ground balls. In addition to being named first team All-Big Ten, Nardella was also named the Big Ten Specialist of the Year. 

In 2014, Nardella earned second team All-BIG EAST honors, ranking fifth nationally in faceoff win percentage (.632). Nardella also received second team All-BIG EAST honors during his sophomore year while finishing his season ranked fourth in the nation in faceoff win percentage (.622), winning 222-of-357 in faceoff attempts.

"Joe had an outstanding career facing off and was one of the most decorated players at his position the last four years. I believe Joe will have a positive impact on our players and I am looking forward to coaching together this year."

Nardella graduated in May of 2015 from Rutgers University with a bachelor degree in economics.