Nadelen & Cassese To Coach South Team At USILA North-South Game
The Game Is Set For May 25 At Harvard University
TOWSON, Md. – Towson University head coach Shawn Nadelen will team up with Lehigh head coach Kevin Cassese as co-head coaches for the South Team at the annual North-South Senior Lacrosse All-Star Game. Set for Friday, May 25 in Cambridge, Mass., the game will be a battle among the nation’s top seniors. The contest will be played at Harvard Stadium the day before Championship Weekend kicks off at nearby Gillette Stadium in Foxboro.
The Division III game is set for 3 p.m. before the Division I-II game at 5:30. Complete rosters for the games have yet to be announced.
“It’s a terrific honor to be chosen to help coach the South team alongside Kevin Cassese,” said Nadelen. “The North-South game has a long tradition of being a great showcase of lacrosse talent and allows excellent players from different programs to have the opportunity to play alongside each other. It will be an exciting event to be part of and I thank the USILA for offering me this opportunity.”
Nadelen will coach the defense and Cassese the offense as the South vies for its second-straight victory. The South squares off against Army head coach Joe Alberici, who’s leading the North Team.
Nadelen and Cassese also coached together in October, leading the U.S. National Team at the 2011 Stars and Stripes vs. Duke.
USILA North South Game History
The first North-South College All-Star Game was played in 1940 at Municipal Stadium in Baltimore, Md. The North squad, coached by Princeton’s Bill Logan, won that inaugural event with a 6-5 victory over the South team coached by Maryland’s Jack Faber.
In 1991, the USILA split the event and created two games. The Division I-II game and the Division III game. This two-game format was interrupted in 2006 when a special committee of the USILA recommended returning to one game but combining all divisions. The following year, 2007, saw the return to two separate games.