Andrew Towers - CT Lacrosse Hall of Fame
For many in the lacrosse world, whenever New Canaan Lacrosse is mentioned, immediately people think of two individuals - Legendary Coach Howard Benedict and arguably the greatest NC player of all-time, Andrew Towers. Fittingly, both individuals were inducted to the CT Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2011.
Andrew Towers was a member of the great NCHS class of 1987. During his High School career, he became one of the most honored lacrosse players in NCHS history. Towers won multiple All-American, multiple All-state, and multiple All-FCIAC honors. In 1987, he was awarded, Connecticut’s Player of the Year award. In his three seasons on the Varsity, the team would win one FCIAC Championship and three consecutive state championships (‘85, ‘86, ’87). On the national level, Towers was selected to the 19 and Under United States national team in 1987, and helped the team win gold in the 1988 world U19 championship.
Andrew is a graduate of Brown University. While playing lacrosse at Brown, Towers was a two-time first team All-American and All-Ivy performer (1991 and ’93), while earning Ivy League Player of the Year honors in 1993 and leading the team to three appearances in the NCAA Tournament. He still holds the Brown records for goals scored in a season (59) and a career (150).
Towers continued his playing career in both the indoor and outdoor professional leagues. For five years he played in the Major Indoor Lacrosse League and National Lacrosse League. In addition, he played two seasons in Major League Lacrosse, earning All-Star honors in 2002.
Towers has enjoyed a 15-year career as a collegiate lacrosse coach. He currently is the Head Lacrosse Coach of Dartmouth. Prior to Dartmouth, Towers coached the 2004 season as the head coach at the University of Hartford. His one-year stint with the Hawks was followed by two years at Fairfield University as the assistant head coach as he helped guide the Stags to their first Great Western Lacrosse League Championship and first appearance in the NCAA Tournament.
Early in his Coaching career, Towers served as an assistant for three years at Yale (1999-2001) as well as two seasons at his alma mater, Brown (1994 and ’96). In his first season on staff at Brown, the Bears won the Ivy League Championship and made its first and only appearance in the NCAA Lacrosse Final Four.
Throughout his lacrosse career, Andrew Towers, always found time to give back to the next generations of New Canaan Lacrosse players. After graduating from New Canaan High School, he continued to come back and help Coach Benedict teach the great game of lacrosse. Over the years, he has coached hundreds of New Canaan players.
Thank you Andrew Towers.