Joe Wascavage, a native of Drayden, Maryland, comes to Wheeling Jesuit to join the lacrosse team as a graduate assistant coach. Joe will run the defense for the 2011 season.
A 2010 graduate from NCAA Division I Towson University, Wascavage brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the WJU lacrosse program.
A three-year starting defenseman Towson, Wascavage was named to the Harrow Sports Face-Off Classic All-Tournament Team during his junior year.
Prior to his collegiate career, Joe was a High School All-American, First Team All-Metro, and Washington Catholic Athletic Conference Player of the Year at St. Mary's Ryken High School in Leonardtown, MD.
In addition to coaching duties, Joe is working towards Masters Degree in Business Administration.
Coach Sothoron on assistant coach Joe Wascavage: “I am thrilled to have Coach Joe Wascavage on staff. I have a unique relationship with Joe. I had the privilege to coach Joe during his high school career so he understands what I expect. He understands my coaching philosophy and we are on the same page with what we want to achieve on the defensive end of the field. Coach Wascavage will look to build on the solid defense returning from last season. Joe brings a wealth of knowledge from his experience playing at the division 1 level. Already this fall our defense has made major improvements. We look forward seeing our defense improve under Coach Wascavage’s leadership.”