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Penn State men's lacrosse hosts No. 2 Maryland at 7 p.m. on Sunday.
Penn State opens league play at Ohio State on Saturday at 3 p.m.
Penn State associate head coach Peter Toner serves on the U-19 coaching staff
The Nittany Lions took Johns Hopkins to double overtime earlier this season
Penn State and Michigan possess identical 1-3 records in Big Ten play for the No. 4 spot
Peter Toner enters his eighth season as a member of the Nittany Lions’ coaching staff, and his fourth as the associate head coach for the Penn State men’s lacrosse team.
Toner joined the Nittany Lions in 2010 as an assistant coach.
As the team’s defensive coach, in the 2017 campaign, the Nittany Lions were fourth in the Big Ten in scoring defense, and they were also second in saves per game. He also saw defender Chris Sabia earn second-team All-Big Ten honors, one of three PSU players to earn a postseason award.
Before Penn State, Toner spent three seasons as associate head coach at Bryant (2008-10), where he served as the team’s defensive coach and recruiting coordinator. He helped guide the Bulldogs through their transition to Division I as the team went a combined 22-10 during its first two seasons at the nation’s top level.
Before working at Bryant, Toner served as head coach at Wheaton College for the 2006 and 2007 seasons. During his first season, the Lyons enjoyed their best campaign in school history, going 10-6 en route to a berth in the ECAC Division II Championship game.
Toner, who earned his undergraduate degree in sports management from Springfield College in 2003, worked as a graduate assistant at his alma mater for two seasons (2004-05). As a player, he helped lead the Pride to three NCAA Tournament appearances. A two-time captain, Toner garnered All-New England honors and was one of two intercollegiate men’s lacrosse players to collect National Strength and Conditioning Association All-America recognition.
In May 2005, Toner earned his master’s degree from Springfield in physical education with a concentration in athletic administration. Toner and his wife, Mary, have three sons, Tripp, Campbell