COLUMBIA-Missouri senior face-off specialist Phil Bergman (Media, PA, Strath Haven) and sophomore midfielder Scott Flynn (St. Louis, Marquette) were named to the MCLA Scholar Athlete (Academic All-American) team.
Bergman and Flynn become the first Tigers in school history to be named to the team.
To qualify for Scholar Athlete recognition, a student-athlete must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher while also finding a place on his respective first or second team all-conference list. There were 74 selections in Division I.
Bergman went 235-333 (71%) from the X in 2016 with 96 gbs. He finished his career as Missouri’s record leader in face-off wins, win percentage and ground balls and is one of the first face-off specialists in the GRLC to win 600 face-offs in a career..
In Flynn’s first season with the Tigers, the sophomore helped lead a resurgent offense playing primarily with the first line. He finished second on the team in goals (21) and third on the teams in assists (11) and points (32). As a incoming junior, Flynn still has three years of eligibility left with the program and will be a crucial part of the Missouri offense in 2017.
COLUMBIA- The University of Missouri Men’s Lacrosse team announced Friday Nick Anagnostis will be the program’s head coach for the 2016-17 academic year.
Anagnostis replaces Clayton Melrose, who announced prior to the 2016 season his intent to leave the program due to a job relocation to St. Louis.
“I’m honored to be taking the reigns of the lacrosse program at such a prestigious university,” Anagnostis said. “The future is bright at Mizzou and I’m excited to be apart of it.”
Anagnostis has an extensive coaching background, spending his entire career as a coach in the Southeast. In 2010, he was the runner-up for assistant coach of the year in Northern Florida after helping coach a team to the Elite Eight and winning a district championship after the team went 0-13 two seasons prior. This past season, he worked with Myers Park High School in Charlotte under former MLL player and University of Texas head coach Brian Myers. As head coach of the JV team, he lead his team to an undefeated season, going 11-0-2.
“We’re really excited to bring in Coach Anagnostis to the Mizzou Lacrosse program,” team President Kevin Boyle said. “He has a great coaching background, has been successful every place he has coached and has worked with some of the best coaches in the MCLA.”
Anagnostis also has experience coaching at the post-collegiate level, coaching a team in Tallahassee and also coached youth programs alongside former Florida State Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach Bill Harkins, one of the most-successful coaches in MCLA history.
Anagnostis will take over the Tigers program at the start of fall camp as the team looks to win the GRLC West title for the second time in four years.