2011 Men’s Lacrosse Coaching Staff

Tim Boyle
Tim Boyle
Lacrosse Head Coach

Tim Boyle enters his 14th year as head coach of the men’s lacrosse team. In his inaugural season, he guided the Golden Lions to a 7-6 overall record. Boyle has compiled overall record of 121-54 and four NCAA tournament appearances.

Last year the Golden Lions finished with a 12-5 overall record with a 6-1 East Coast Conference mark.  Dowling advanced to the first ever ECC Final game earning their fourth trip to the NCAA Tournament.  Four Golden Lions were named to the USILA All-Region Team with senior Derek Muzio being named USILA Academic All-American.

In 2006, the program earned a No. 2 National ranking with a 12-2 record and earning a spot in the NCAA Division II National Championship game for the first time in program history. For his success Coach Boyle earned Conference coach of the year as well as United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) National Coach of the Year.

In 2010, the Golden Lions found themselves back in the NCAA National Semifinal game where they faced the top seeded Pioneers of C.W. Post.  Coming up just one goal short, Dowling wrapped up another successful season at 12-2. Earning their second NCAA postseason selection Boyle was named the 2010 Division II Coach of the year by the USILA.

In 2012, the Golden Lions an 11-2 regular season finish, the Golden Lions earned the No. 4 seed in the NCAA Division II Men’s Lacrosse Championships where they faced the top seeded Mercyhurst Lakers in the semifinals.  A 7-6 overtime win sent Dowling to the Championship game where they defeated the Saints for a program high 13 wins in a single season. The Golden Lions finished nationally ranked in the Top 10 in Scoring Offense, Scoring Defense, Face off Win Percentage, Scoring Margin, Win Percentage, Points per Game, and Ground Ball per Game.  Junior midfielder Louis Riley led the nation in Ground Balls per Game.

During his tenure, Boyle has coached 38 All American Selections, six of which went on to play professionally.

Prior to taking over as head coach, Boyle served as the Golden Lions assistant from 1995-2000. His responsibilities included advance scouting, recruiting and working with the midfielders. Boyle has also served as an assistant coach for the Irish Lacrosse Team that competed in the 2002 World Championships in Perth, Australia. Prior to coaching he was a four-year starter and team captain at Oneonta State. He graduated in 1990 earning a Bachelor’s Degree in both US History and European History and went on to get his Master’s Degree from Dowling.

Boyle currently serves on the NCAA Division II Men’s Lacrosse Committee and served for 10 years on the National Polling and All-American Committees for the USILA (United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association). In addition, Tim assists at numerous lacrosse camps and helps promote the sport by working with area youngsters.

The Wantagh, NY native currently resides in Patchogue, NY with his wife Jeanne Marie.

Year             W- L                  W/L Pct                      Notes
2000-01        7-6                   .538                            ECAC Semifinalist
2001-02        7-6                   .538                            ECAC Semifinalist
2002-03        8-3                   .727                  
2003-04        8-6                   .571                            NYCAC Championship Semifinalist
2004-05        9-5                   .643                            ECAC Semifinalist
2005-06        12-2                 .857                            NCAA Finalists
2006-07         8-4                  .667                                      
2007-08        12-3                 .800                                    
2008-09         7-6                  .538                                      
2009-10        12-2                 .857                             NCAA Appearance
2010-11        11-3                 .786                                      
2011-12        13-2                 .867                             National Champions
2012-13         7-6                  .538                                    
2013-14        12-5                 .706                             NCAA Appearance
Career Totals                  
13 years   121-54            .691
All-American Players
First Team
Joe Biondolillo*
Nick Cotter
Ryan Campbell
Colin Leary
C.J. Leary
Bryan Campo
John McClure
Kyle O’Brien
Kyle Rubisch
Andrew Casimir
Louis Riley
Billy Richardson
Derek Muzio

Second Team
Kyle Rubish
Vin Funaro*
Chris DuPignac
Dan Naglieri
Louis Riley
Matthew Lauria
Matt Crough
Sheldon Burns

Honorable Mention
John McClure
Ryan Campbell
Kyle Rubisch
Nick Cotter*
Javier Manguia*
C.J. Leary
Jay Mauro
Bryan Campo
Nick Alvarado
Joe Kistinger
Ryan Dougherty
Vito DeMola
Dan Abbene

Individual Player Awards
Rookie of the Year
C.J. Leary

DII Long Pole Midfielder of the Year
Joe Biondolillo*

Goalie of the Year
Bryan Campo

Specialty Player of the Year
Louis Riley
All-Conference Players                 
Joe Biondolillo*                 
Nick Cotter**
Ryan Campbell
Vin Funaro*
CJ Leary**
Javier Munguia*
Dan Naglier
Jay Mauro
Kyle O’Brien*
Kyle Rubisch*
Nick Tracey
Chris DuPignac
Greg Skillman
Nick Alvarado
Keith Bosch
John Dobias
John McClure*
Andrew Casimir*
Ryan Dougherty
Thomas Stellwagen
Vito DeMola*
Louis Riley**
Matthew Lauria*
Dan Abbene
Brendan Hayes
Billy Richardson*
Derek Muzio**
Matt Crough*
Matt Harvey
Brian White
Sheldon Burns
Tom Cleary

Professional Players
Ryan Campbell- Drafted in the 1st round (10th overall) in the National Lacrosse League by The Edmonton Rush

Nick Cotter– Drafted in the 2nd round (14th overall) in the National Lacrosse League by The Boston Blazers

Vito DeMola– Signed with the New York Lizards in the Major League Lacrosse League

Kyle Rubisch– 2nd round draft pick by the Boston Blazers in the National Lacrosse League Draft and was also selected second overall by the Edmonton Rush in the dispersal draft

Kyle O’Brien– drafted 34th overall in the National Lacrosse League Draft by the Toronto Rock

John McClure– drafted 45th overall in the National Lacrosse League Draft by the Minnesota Swarm

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