Will Koshansky - Boys Defensive Coordinator
Will Koshansky - 2013 was Will’s first year as Varsity Lacrosse Assistant Coach & Head Defensive Coordinator at New Canaan High School. Under Will's direction, the team recorded the lowest goals against average in the history of the program (4.36 goals against). New Canaan gave up more than 8 goals once en route to a 19-3 record and an FCIAC Championship. In the last two years, on the defensive end Will coached one All-American, five All-State players, and six All-FCIAC players.
Will graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 2012. He played for New Canaan alumnus Mike Murphy for three years. He played every game at Penn at either defense or long stick midfield. As a junior he led the Ivy League and was ranked third in the NCAA in Caused Turnovers per Game, garnering his team's Most Improved Player Award. He helped lead Penn to its best record in 6 years and their first NCAA Tournament birth in the same span. Before his senior season he was named a USILA Pre-Season All-American and was drafted by the Boston Cannons of the MLL. His senior year in college he was voted team captain and the team's Most Valuable Player after playing both defense and long stick midfield to match up against the opponents top player. While at UPENN he was a two-time 2nd team All-Ivy Midfielder as an LSM. In Will's career he tallied 7 goals, 4 assists, 103 ground balls, and 88 caused turnovers.
Will currently plays professional lacrosse for the Rochester Rattlers of the MLL. He was selected in the 2012 Collegiate Entry Draft by the Boston Cannons and subsequently acquired in a trade by the Rochester Rattlers. Will has spent the past two seasons on the game day roster as an LSM for the Rattlers. Over his first two seasons he tallied 3 points (1G, 2A) and picked up 22 GBs.
Will grew up on Long Island and played for nationally ranked St. Anthony’s High School. As a senior he was voted captain by his teammates. In high school Will was a two time All-CHSAA defenseman and won his teams award for the top defenseman. Over his two seasons on the varsity team covering the opponents' top attackman St. Anthony's compiled a record of 29-7. He also competed during the summer for the Long Island Express, one of the top club programs in the country. At St. Anthony's Will also ran on the varsity indoor track team for his junior and senior years, mostly on the school's top 4x100 meter relay team.