Eric Seideman

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Eric Seideman completed his seventh season as the head coach of the men's lacrosse program in 2018. He also serves as the department's NCAA Compliance Officer.

In 2015, the Knights went 5-10 overall, and narrowly missed the Skyline Conference Championship Tournament with a 2-4 record. Multiple members of the men’s lacrosse team were named to the Skyline Men’s Lacrosse All-Conference Team for the first time in the program’s history in 2015. Freshman Dylan De Meo was named the 2015 Skyline Conference Rookie of the Year, and was joined by sophomore Michael Capetola on the 2015 Skyline Men's Lacrosse All-Conference Second Team.

In his first three seasons with the young program, Seideman guided the Knights to a record of 20-26. The 2012 season saw the Mount record a five-win increase over the previous season, making the team the sixth-most improved squad in the country, and also the program's first-ever Skyline Conference victory. The 2013 season was marked by continued improvement and the program's best-ever finish at 7-8, as well as a pair of Skyline wins (2-4). In 2014 the Knights accumulated a 6-9 record with Jake Robison becoming the second player in program history to earn All-Conference distinction.

Over seven seasons at the helm of the Knights’ program, Seideman has mentored the team to the most successful stretch in its young history. Seideman has won 53 games while on the sidelines in Newburgh and has recorded the program’s only two 10-plus win seasons. He set a single season record for wins with 10 in 2016 and then broke that mark with 12 wins in 2018, guiding the Mount to its first ever appearance in the Skyline Conference Championship Final.

With team success, comes individual accolades, which have reached new heights over the past three seasons. Seideman helped develop Dylan De Meo into a three-time First Team All-Skyline Conference performer, including a Skyline Conference Offensive Player of the Year citation in 2017. De Meo holds the only 100-point season for the Knights and is the only player in program history to reach 300 career points.

Danny Kugler and Christopher Doerr also find themselves atop the career record boards for the Knights, with Kugler posting a program record 174 goals, totaling 204 points in his career, and Doerr setting the standard in the cage with saves with 671 and wins with 32.

Following the 2017 season, De Meo went on to be named the program’s first All-American, earning USILA/Nike Honorable Mention honors and wad tabbed a Preseason All-American by Inside Lacrosse in 2018.