Mike Parnell

906
 
Profile
Michael Parnell is just the second head coach in the history of the Utica College men's lacrosse program.

After coming off his best-season in 2012 with a 9-7 overall mark, his Pioneers recently posted an 8-8 ledger in the Spring of 2014. He currently occupies an overall record of 57-78 while going 33-36 on his home turf at Charles A. Gaetano Stadium. This past season, the Pioneer general guided five Pioneers to Empire 8 All-Conference selections, marking the second most representatives in program-history. Parnells group of Pioneers helped lead the program to eight victories as they finished with a final record of .500 or better for the third straight year. This year also marked the sixth time in program-history that UC has finished the season with eight or more wins. Three wins in the Empire 8 were tied for the second-most conference victories in program-history. He led senior Joe Schoen to a record setting season as he capped his career with a program-best 82 assists and is making his first appearance on the honorable mention list. Schoens third straight selection to the Sportsman of the Year team is a new school-record. He finished his senior season with a team-best 25 assists and ranked sixth in the E8 with an average of 1.56 assists per game. He also became the eighth player in program-history to join the 100 point club. Coach Parnell had his best season in 2013 as he led the Pioneers into the record books for wins in a single season with nine. He compiled a 9-7 overall mark including a 4-3 ledger in the Empire 8 Conference and their first trip ever to the conference tournament. Parnell guided UC to 4-of-6 victories in the conference to close out the year including the double overtime thriller at home to get into the playoffs. He led the team too set a new school-record for shots attempted (660) and goals against average (8.43), while finishing fourth in the school-record book in assists (109) and fifth in points (283). The ninth-year general guided six Pioneers to All-Conference status, another school-record, as well as pushing senior attack Ben Winkler over 100 goals in his career for only the third time in program history.