There was a major move in the world of college lacrosse yesterday.

Joe Lombardi reported on’s “Lacrosse Insider” section that Princeton University filled its assistant coaching vacancy created when Greg Raymond left to become head coach at Hobart.

NandNFormer Army three-time All-American John Walker is the new assistant under coach Chris Bates. He will also serve as defensive coordinator, a position he held at Virginia the last three years.

Walker is a former Half Hollow Hills West HS (N.Y.) star, whose dad, Wesley, was a star wide receiver for the New York Jets.

Later in the day yesterday, Princeton issued a press release confirming Joe’s report. You can read it here.

Also this week, we’ve been providing updates on the annual lacrosse festival known as the Lake Placid Lacrosse Summit, which is a year shy of its 25th anniversary. You can get caught up with championship results, stories and photos here.

Recruiting is always in the spotlight when it comes to lacrosse. The newly launched program at the University of Michigan has been making majors strides as we’ve documented. Our reports on the recruiting efforts of head coach John Paul and his staff are featured in this story.

We continue now with the best of this week’s lacrosse news on one page.

Here are more stories in our “News & Notes” feature, where we highlight not only important news, but good journalism. These are the most newsworthy, interesting, best reported, originally sourced and well-written stories from throughout the lacrosse world this past week.

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* Hofstra’s Unterstein promoted to associate head coach

* MLL all-star Poillon joins Hobart staff as offensive coordinator

* Smith promoted to fulltime assistant at Harvard

* Steele Stanwick plays for the love of the game

* Move to basketball-like shot clocks in men’s college lacrosse continues

* Changes recommended to increase NCAA Final Four attendance

* University of Denver searches for new mascot

* Three-time U.S. men’s national team attackman Ryan Boyle retires from Team USA

* Singapore becomes 47th member of Federation of International Lacrosse

* There’s a lacrosse connection between Ohio State and Peterborough

* Field lacrosse popularity on the rise in Alberta

* Denver Outlaws  eye unbeaten regular season

* Rundown of stories from this past week

* Rundown of recruit commitment stories from this past week

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One Response to “News & Notes: Former UVa assistant Walker joins Princeton and other coaching moves; Lake Placid coverage; Michigan recruiting efforts; more headlines”

  1. Islandia says:

    Nice scoop on Walker getting the Princeton job Joe!

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