Alumnus Sean Curtin '15 returns to the Saint Michael's men's lacrosse program for his third season as an assistant coach in 2018.
In 2017, Saint Michael's faced a seven-game, month-long stretch during which each opponent was either nationally ranked or receiving national votes, with six foes ranked. Despite fielding a roster that included 15 players in their initiail season of college lacrosse, four of those games ended in losses suffered by five goals or fewer, among seven such contests on the season. Following a 19-6 win over American International College, the Purple Knights closed the year with back-to-back one-goal setbacks.
The Purple Knights put together a 3-2 surge to end the 2016 season, Curtin's first as a college coach, one which saw the squad lose three times by a single goal. Saint Michael's was in the top third nationally in saves per game (11th), caused turnovers per game (12th) and man-down defense (18th), taking fourth in the North Region in the former two categories.
Curtin, who was a captain as a senior in 2015, graduated ninth in program history in career caused turnovers (32), as the long-stick defenseman also scooped 64 ground balls in 49 games. Curtin earned his degree in information systems.