Capron named new men's lacrosse assistant coach

WATERVILLE, Maine -- Nico Capron, who spent the past two years as an assistant at The College of Holy Cross, is the new assistant coach for the Colby College men's lacrosse team.

Capron, a Division I player at Canisius College, will work under head coach Guy Van Arsdale.
 
"We are thrilled that Nico has agreed to join the Colby lacrosse family. He is one of the outstanding young coaches in the game today," Van Arsdale said. "His experience will help lead our defense and recruiting to new heights. He has continually demonstrated his outstanding ability to teach the game and recruit high quality young men."  
 
Capron coached the defense for Holy Cross and helped the Crusaders rank 14th in Division I in man-down situations and 15th in caused turnovers this past season. In his first season at Holy Cross, Capron helped lead the team to just their second appearance in the Patriot League playoffs and a first-ever appearance in the league semifinals.
 
Capron spent two seasons as a volunteer assistant coach at Saint Joseph's University and Queens University of Charlotte. He ran the substitution box and was part of a team that won the Northeast Conference regular season title and made the league title game. Capron also ran the box during his season with Queens University of Charlotte and worked with the defensive coordinator.
 
Capron earned his master's certificate in management from Durham University in England. He was a member of the lacrosse team at Durham, was named team MVP, and helped the squad win the 2013 British Universities Championship. Capron received his bachelor's degree at Canisius and helped the Golden Griffins to the 2012 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference title.