Brian Praetorius: Recruitment Specialist
A native of nearby Saugerties, Praetorius is currently the Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach at Bard College. Before Bard, Praetorius spent seven seasons as the Head Men's Lacrosse Assistant Coach at Trinity College. As Recruiting Coordinator and Offensive Coordinator, the Bantams approached or set several team offensive records during his tenure there, produced five USILA All-Americans and six All-NESCAC selections. The Bantams also made their first NESCAC semifinal appearance (2011), their first NCAA Tournament appearance (2012), and the highest national ranking in school history (13th).
In 2015, he was selected coach of the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) East-West All-Star Game.
Praetorius played collegiately at Western New England College, where as an offensive midfielder, he helped the Golden Bears win two conference titles, make two NCAA Tournament appearances, and achieve a No. 3 national ranking in his junior year.
Praetorius was a two-year captain and First Team All-Section pick at Saugerties High School, and he was an assistant coach there for one year after graduating from WNEC. He then was an assistant coach for the women's lacrosse team at SUNY New Paltz before heading to Trinity.
Praetorius received his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from WNEC in 2008, and a Master's Degree in Sports Management from Cortland State in 2015. He is also an Assistant Athletic Director at Bard, handling oversight of the Stevenson Athletic Center Fitness Center.
We will be recording every competitive event that Ridge Lacrosse Club participates in. Our media professionals will be able to take any footage and create a recruitment video for a reasonable rate. We have extensive connections with various college coaches around the nation that these videos wil be sent to for recruiting purposes if the athlete so chooses.