MU's Amplo and Josetti given major awards at IMLCA Convention
Dec. 9, 2016
BALTIMORE - Marquette University head men's lacrosse coach Joe Amplo and associate athletic director Danielle Josetti were each honored on Friday afternoon with major awards at the annual Intercollegiate Men's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IMLCA) Convention in Baltimore.
Amplo was honored as the USILA's Howdy Myers Man of the Year, while Josetti was given the Extra Man Award by the IMLCA for her help in growing the game and the MU program.
The 2016 season was a big one for Marquette as Amplo led the Golden Eagles to a program-best 11-5 record, which included their first BIG EAST Men's Lacrosse Championship tournament title as well as an NCAA playoff appearance as the nation's No. 6 seed. The Farmingville, New York native is entering his fifth season at Marquette and is the only head coach in program history. Amplo serves on the NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Committee and is an assistant coach with Team USA.
The Howdy Myers Man of the Year Award is presented in honor of one of the sport's most outstanding coaches. Howdy Myers coached 17 championship teams at St. Paul's, Johns Hopkins and Amplo's alma mater, Hofstra. Myers was elected to the Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1971. The nominee for this award should have contributed to the game of lacrosse in a capacity over and above the normal efforts and in so doing, has shown unselfish and untiring devotion to the game.
Josetti is in her 14th year at Marquette, where she oversees the compliance department and serves as the sport administrator for the women's volleyball and men's lacrosse programs. The Portland, Oregon native was instrumental in helping to bring Amplo to Marquette and has continued to push for the best support available for MU's coaches and student-athletes.
The IMLCA Extra Man Award, created in 2013, is presented annually to a university or college administrator who displays the highest level of support for the growth of lacrosse.
The name of the award symbolizes the situation in men's lacrosse games when a team has a man-up advantage over its opponent. The IMLCA Extra Man Award recognizes administrators who have expressed efforts to grow the sport of lacrosse.
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