Registration is open to lacrosse players in grades 9-10
Lions host Drexel in CAA semifinals on Wednesday
Lions travel to St. Joseph's next
Nittany Lions travel to Johns Hopkins for scrimmage on Saturday
Peter Toner enters his fourth season as an assistant coach with the Penn State men's lacrosse team in 2014. As the team's defensive coach, Penn State ranked second in scoring defense (7.59 goals against per game) during the successful 2013 campaign. Penn State has improved every season during Toner's tenure from a 2-11 record before his arrival to a 12-5 record en route to the NCAA Tournament in 2013.
Prior to Penn State, Toner spent three seasons as associate head coach at Bryant (2008-10), where he served as the team's defensive and recruiting coordinators. 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 of Wheaton College for the 2006 and 2007 seasons. During his first season, the Lyons enjoyed their best campaign in school history as they went 10-6 en route to a berth in the ECAC Division II championship game.
A 2003 graduate of Springfield College, Toner 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 garner 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.