Nesdill steps down as men's lacrosse coach at Lees-McRae

BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Andy Nesdill has stepped down as the head coach of the Lees-McRae College men's lacrosse program to pursue law school, announced Director of Athletics Craig McPhail Tuesday. 

"Andy came in and stabilized the program; his work in developing young men was very encouraging," praised McPhail. "While the win-loss total will not reflect success, I am most proud of the character of student-athletes on our men's lacrosse team, the dedication and commitment an alum gave to getting this program in a position to have success, and knowing our foundation is solid with our core of players returning and those who have signed to wear the Green and Gold." 

Nesdill has led the Bobcats to a pair of strong seasons at the helm of the men's lacrosse program, instilling a tireless work ethic and commitment to academic success in his student-athletes. The Bobcats played with some of the top teams in the country over the last two seasons, holding defending national runner-up Limestone College to one of its lowest scoring efforts this spring. 

Nesdill and the Bobcats posted one of the program's highlight performances with a 13-12 overtime victory over Florida Tech last season, answering a late rally by the Panthers with a thrilling winner with just 27 seconds left in the first overtime period. 

A native of Phoenix, Ariz., Nesdill put together one of the best individual careers in program history between the pipes, ranking fourth all-time on the career saves list with 407 stops. Nesdill helped to establish a tradition early on in his Bobcat career as well, concluding his three-year tenure as the program's all-time leader in wins. 

"Andy is a great young man with a wonderful future ahead of him and I wish him nothing but the best," expressed McPhail. "It was a privilege working with him." 

A national search is underway for Nesdill's replacement.

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