December 14, 2010

Hampden-Sydney's Rostan Hires New Assistant

from press release

Hampden-Sydney College head lacrosse coach Ray Rostan is pleased to announce the addition of Steve Grossi to the Tiger lacrosse staff. Grossi will contribute at both ends of the field and particularly with the Tiger team defense.

A 2009 graduate of Drexel University, Grossi earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with concentrations in Finance and Marketing. A four-year player for the Dragons, Steve was a four-time All-Colonial Athletic Conference (CAA) selection, earning second-team honors in 2005 and 2006 while being tabbed first-team in 2007 and 2008. Grossi was also a two-time pre-season honorable mention All-American and was on the Tewaarton Trophy Watch List in 2008. Steve was a captain from 2007-2008 and was voted the team's Most Valuable Player in his senior year in 2008.

He was a key figure in the Dragon's defense that finished seventh in the nation in 2007 when Drexel won a share of the CAA regular season championship. Grossi also helped guide the Dragons to some highlight victories for the Drexel program, including an upset victory over perennial national power University of Virginia in overtime in 2006.

After his eligibility was completed at Drexel in 2008, Steve was a member of the Philadelphia Wings of the National Lacrosse League in 2008-2009. Most recently, Steve was a Developmental/Player Coach and a member of the Glenelg Lacrosse Club in Adelaide, South Australia, where he earned Most Valuable Player honors at the Australia National Championships in the summer of 2010.

Additionally, Coach Grossi was a graduate assistant coach at Drexel University for the 2008-2009 season, assisting with the team defense and man-down units. Steve was also a member of the Drexel University Junior Achievement Program from 2005-2007 and was responsible for creating and implementing a lacrosse program within the Philadelphia intercity school districts.

Steve's former head coach at Drexel University, Chris Bates (presently the head coach at Princeton University), commented that Steve was one of the three all-time hardest workers and one of the finest young men that he has had the opportunity to work with over his past 20 years as a head coach.

Coach Rostan on Assistant Coach Steve Grossi: "We are very pleased to have attracted a coach of Steve Grossi's character and abilities. The Drexel University program has achieved national prominence over the past several years, particularly under the direction of Steve's former coach, Chris Bates. Steve Grossi is a young coach with a great attitude and work ethic, and he has the same attributes that we strive to achieve day-to-day within our lacrosse program at Hampden-Sydney College."


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