July 23, 2012

Levine Tabbed New Mercy Men's Coach

from press release

DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. – Jordan Levine was named Associate Director of Athletics and Head Men's Lacrosse Coach on Monday, July 23, 2012, after serving as the Assistant A.D. and Assistant Men's Lacrosse Coach since 2008.

"It's an honor and a privilege to become the head men's lacrosse coach at Mercy College," Levine said. "The administration here at Mercy has been extremely supportive and I will work tirelessly to make sure the Mavericks continue to build upon the program's past success. It'll be a seamless transition as I've been fortunate enough to have the opportunity to work with this team since its inception. I think we have the pieces in place and are primed to compete with the top teams in the country."

"Jordan's comprehensive knowledge of recruiting, admissions, the game of lacrosse, his grasp of the Division II initiatives, and how he has helped to promote Mercy's mission statement for the past four years is just a sample of why Jordan Levine was the right fit for this position," Director of Athletics Patricia Kennedy said.

"He really does bleed Mercy blue. Jordan is ready to lead this program to the next level. We feel that our student-athletes are among the top leaders on campus and Jordan Levine is a great role model to help our men and women with not only their academic and athletic growth, but also their personal development. As an administrator, Jordan is fluent in every aspect of our athletics program. On the recruiting front, his character and reputation is well-known among the high school lacrosse landscape and is highly valued by his peers."

As an assistant coach with the men's lacrosse team the past four years, Levine has helped to lead the startup program to attain a No. 7 national ranking in 2011 and has coached several All-Conference and All-America student-athletes.

Prior to beginning his professional career, Levine was a standout at the University of Albany where he was named to the 2006, 2007 and 2008 America East All-Conference First Team. He helped his team to a NCAA Division I Tournament appearance in 2005 and again in 2007 where the Great Danes upended perennial power Loyola (Md.) in the first round.

Levine was named to the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) All-American Second Team as a junior and capped his collegiate career by earning USILA All-America Honorable Mention accolades as a senior. He finished his collegiate career with 57 goals, 56 assists and 321 ground balls.

Levine has competed in Major League Lacrosse for five seasons since becoming a first-round draft pick by the New Jersey Pride in 2008. Levine was a member of the 2009 World Champion Toronto Nationals and was selected to the MLL All-Star Game in 2009 and 2011.

Levine graduated from Manhattanville College with a Master of Science degree in sport business management in 2012 after earning his Bachelor of Arts degree from Albany in history with a minor in English.

A Bethpage, Long Island native, Levine currently resides in Nyack, N.Y. with his fiancée Francesca DeLorenzo, who serves as the Head Women's Lacrosse Coach and Assistant Director of Athletics at Mercy. .


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