Andrew Geison

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Andrew Geison returns to the sidelines with the Hawks in 2019 for his sixth season. He was elevated to Associate Head Coach on January 8, 2018.

Last year, the program had four players earn All-MAAC First Team honors (Bryce Wasserman, Dylan Schulte, Garrett Pfeifer and Noah Lode). Wasserman closed his standout career with program records in goals (99), assists (50) and points (149) and also became the first Monmouth player to be chosen in the annual Major League Lacrosse Draft when he was selected by the Denver Outlaws in the seventh round. Wasserman again made history when he became the first Hawk to play in an MLL game, when he suited up for the Ohio Machine on July 21, 2018.

The Hawks continued to be a force defensively in 2018 as they led the country in clearing percentage (.936), ranked 16th in the NCAA in scoring defense (9.00) and rookie goalie Noah Lode was 17th in goals-against average (8.93).

The Hawks achieved a number of program firsts in 2017, including defeating a ranked opponent with a road win at RV/16 Villanova to open the season. Monmouth went undefeated at home (6-0) and was perfect in MAAC play (6-0) en route to capturing the MAAC Regular Season Championship. In addition, the Hawks received votes in both national polls and rose to No. 19 in the Maverik Men’s Lacrosse Division I Media Poll after winning the MAAC Tournament title.

Senior goalkeeper Nick Hreshko was chosen as the Defensive Player of the Year in addition to his First Team All-MAAC selection. Hreshko was one of five first-team picks, marking the first time in team history the Hawks have had five first-team selections, along with classmates Tyler Keen and Andrew Grajewski and juniors Garrett Pfeifer and Bryce Wasserman.

In addition to the five First Team All-MAAC honorees, Justin Schwenk was chosen as the MAAC Rookie of the Year and was a Second Team All-MAAC honoree with junior midfielder Dylan Schulte and senior long stick midfielder Neil Ruppert. Monmouth also had 17 players named to the MAAC Men’s Lacrosse All-Academic Team.

Geison, who specializes in the Hawks' defense, was rewarded as the Hawks were among the nation’s elite in a number of statistical categories, including second in scoring defense (7.39 goals allowed per game), third in clearing percentage at 90.6 percent and fifth in winning percentage (.778). Monmouth entered the NCAA Tournament with the nation’s longest winning streak with 11 consecutive wins from March 18 – May 7.