Midcoast Athletics

Harrison Rogers hired as new Camden Hills boys lacrosse head coach

Posted:  Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 11:45am

ROCKPORT — With Wade Ward leaving the Camden Hills boys lacrosse team after three seasons to coach the school’s girls lacrosse team, a new leader has emerged for the Windjammer boys. 

Harrison Rogers was approved by the Five Town Community School District School Board to be the new boys lacrosse head coach on Monday, Feb. 12.

Rogers spent last season as an assistant coach with the boys lacrosse team under Ward’s direction. 

Rogers hails from Grand Island, New York, and spent four years a member of the Potsdam University men’s lacrosse team, where he was a two-time all-conference selection and two-time Academic Chancellor's Award winner in the State University of New York Athletic Conference, according to a post on the Camden Hills lacrosse program Facebook account. 

Rogers, who was a two-time team captain at Potsdam, has spent time coaching lacrosse at the youth, travel, high school and collegiate level including at Grand Island High School and the Buffalo Lacrosse Academy in New York, while also coaching lacrosse players in Colorado, Maryland and Thailand, according to the post. 

Rogers also spent time as the head lacrosse coach at the University of Nottingham and as a lacrosse development officer for the English Lacrosse Association in England, according to the post

In an email, Camden Hills Athletic Director Steve Alex said he is glad to have him on board to lead the the boys program and is confident with all of his coaching experience he will do a great job.

Under Ward’s guidance, the Camden Hills varsity boys lacrosse team went 27-12 over the past three seasons. 

In 2015, the Windjammers missed the playoffs after posting a 5-7 record. In 2016, the Windjammers finished the season 13-1 with the lone loss coming against Maranacook/Winthrop by a score of 15-5 in the regional semifinals. In 2017, the Windjammers went 9-4 and exited the playoffs when Marancook/Winthrop edged past the Windjammers 4-3 in a regional quarterfinal contest.

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Reach George Harvey and the sports department at: sports@penbaypilot.com