CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The Lesley University men's soccer team has welcomed back one of their most distinguished former players to become an assistant coach for the upcoming Fall 2008 season.
Mark Montgomery, the former captain of the men's soccer team, will join the team in the fall as an assistant coach to help lead the squad in the third season of the program's existence.
The Lynx will be moving to the New England Collegiate Conference in the fall with their sights set on advancing further in the conference championships than they did this past year. In 2007, Lesley reached the playoffs for the first time but lost in their quarterfinal game. The team will look to Montgomery's coaching and leadership to succeed in their new conference.
During his playing days at Lesley, Montgomery earned All-Conference and All-Academic honors as he helped lead the team into the playoffs.
Montgomery holds several soccer coaching qualifications including 1st 4Sport Level 2 Certificate, Psychology for Soccer (Level 1) and Certificate in Coaching Disable Soccer Players. Mark has worked extensively with youth & adult teams in England and the United States, so the move from player to coach is a natural progression.
Head Coach Paul Vasconcelos commented on the addition of Montgomery to an already stellar coaching staff, "Monty was a great leader on the field and he is a great addition to our staff. We are excited about having a Lesley alumnus on staff."
The Lynx will kick off their fall season on August 30 against Lancaster Bible College as they look to improve on upon their 2007 record of 7-10-1 (3-6-0 NAC).
To learn more about the Lesley University men's soccer team, please visit their website.