BaltimoreLacrosseNews.com, Posted 9/1/15
By Tom Peace and From Press Release
Ben Rubeor, who led St. Mary’s Annapolis to a surprise Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association “A” Division championship this spring, has been named Loyola Blakefield’s head lacrosse coach and Assistant Director of Admissions. Rubeor is a 2004 Loyola alum.
Rubeor, named National Coach of the Year by USA Today, guided St. Mary’s to its first MIAA crown since 1996 by closing the season with six wins, including a 13-8 championship win over McDonogh School.
Rubeor, who resigned from St. Mary’s in late July, replaces Jack Crawford – who resigned on Aug. 13.
Rubeor was a 2008 Tewaaraton Finalist at Virginia and has played eight seasons in the MLL, most with the Chesapeake Bayhawks.
At St. Mary’s, Rubeor also served as Assistant Athletic Director. In his administrative role, He was instrumental in recruitment, admissions, and fund raising efforts.
“Thank you to Anthony Day, John Marinacci, Michael Keeney, John Feeley, and the rest of the Loyola Blakefield community for giving me this opportunity. I will give it my all.”
John Marinacci, Principal at Loyola, sees Rubeor as a dynamic addition to the staff — one that will have a positive impact on and off the field. “We are thrilled to have Ben as our Assistant Director of Admissions and the head of our lacrosse program. Having an alumnus that brings a passion for Loyola’s success in key positions like these is a winning combination. We are excited about having him make his mark as an ambassador of the school. His prior experiences and roots at Loyola have the ingredients for success. He is the right person to continue where Jack Crawford, Joe McFadden and all the coaches who are part of our great tradition have left off.”
“It feels like an opportunity and a challenge,” said Rubeor, “to take over the Loyola lacrosse program. It’s a huge opportunity for me to come back to my alma mater to work with a program that obviously has a bunch of very good players in it, and it’s a huge responsibility to take it over because of all the success they have had in the past. We have a lot of work ahead of us to see if we can live up to the tradition.
“When the position opened up I just felt like I really wanted it; it felt like the right fit. It felt the place that I could come in and work hard at. It’s a game, it’s a sport, it’s a program that I care about.
“I feel really good about coming back to Loyola, a place that was so good to me. I hope that through my efforts I can do for some young men that some other guys have done for me.”
Rubeor previously worked as a Venture Capital Analyst with Greenspring Associates in Owings Mills. As a student at Loyola, he was the 2004 recipient of the C. Markland Kelly Award as Maryland’s top high school lacrosse player. His collegiate career was marked with accolades that include: All-ACC selections (2006, ‘07, and ‘08), All-ACC Tournament team selections (2006, ‘07, ‘08), ACC Lacrosse Scholar Athlete of the Year (2008), and finalist for Tewaaraton Trophy (‘07, ‘08).
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