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Former Rutgers standout Kris Alleyne added to Canisius lacrosse staff

CANISIUS COLLEGE ATHLETICS


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Canisius men's lacrosse coach Mark Miyashita announced the hiring of former Rutgers standout Kris Alleyne as an assistant coach with the Golden Griffins program. 
Kris Alleyne action photo 
In his role with the Griffs, Alleyne will work with the goaltenders and assist with game planning and recruiting.
 
"We are excited to add Kris Alleyne to our staff this year," Miyashita said. "After a terrific playing career at Rutgers, coach Alleyne most recently helped guide Puerto Rico to the quarterfinals at the World Championships in Israel in their first ever appearance. In spending time with coach Alleyne, his passion and energy for teaching the game were apparent. We are excited to add a young coach with his experience to our staff."
 
A four-year letterwinner with the Scarlet Knights, Alleyne appeared in 53 contests, posting a 10.40 goals against average and a .522 save percentage while recording 545 saves, the fifth most in school history.
 
The 2013 BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Year and First Team All-BIG EAST recipient, Alleyne was a seventh-round draft pick of the Rochester Rattlers of Major League Lacrosse. He played for the Rattlers during the 2017 season, recording a season-high 15 saves in his debut against the Florida Launch.
 
Alleyne gained valuable coaching experience this summer as he served as an assistant coach with the Puerto Rico National Team during the 2018 FIL World Championship, helping to guide the squad to an eighth-place finish in its inaugural appearance in the event.
 
"It's a great honor to join the Canisius lacrosse family," Alleyne said. "I'd like to give a special thank you to coach Miyashita for having the confidence in me to come in and contribute to this great coaching staff. I felt welcomed immediately and love the energy and passion for the game that this staff brings.
 
"It's an exciting time for Canisius athletics and the entire Buffalo community. I'm looking forward to getting started with our student-athletes and bringing continued success to Canisius lacrosse."