Head Coach Brooks Singer
Entering his eighth season at Catholic University, Coach Singer continues his quest to establish this young program as a highly competitive team within Division III and the Capital Athletic Conference. Building on the successes of 2004, Singer believes this year's talented players will continue to take the Cardinals to the next level.
Coming off a record number of nine single-season victories last spring, Singer plans to set new standards each season. The team has now won 26 games in the past three seasons, an improvement from five victories in the first and second seasons combined. In 2004, the team also won its first conference game with an 11-3 victory over York College, and added a second conference victory with a 9-6 win over Marymount University. The Cards finished the season just short of being ranked among the top 50 teams in the nation.
Last year's squad posted noteworthy statistics in the CAC. The Cardinals were ranked first in shot percentage; second in total points per game, goals per game, assists per game and penalty killing and third in save percentage. On the individual level, Tom Alexander was first in assists per game, Conor Kelly ranked fourth in goals per game, Andrew Couden was fourth in saves per game, Justin Kelly was seventh in assists per game, and Terence Kempf finished eighth in goals per game. Conor Kelly also ranked eighth in the nation in goals with 41 - setting a single-season Cardinal record for most points with 53. Tom Alexander ranked ninth in the nation in assists with 30.
Coach Singer's philosophy encompasses a balance between academics and athletics to allow for success both on the field and in the classroom. His players represent almost every academic field on campus, including architecture, engineering, arts and sciences, education and business. In addition, Coach Singer was very proud of his player's strong academic showing. The team, which includes eight architects, three engineers and one graduate student, concluded 2004 with a GPA just shy of 3.0. Coach Singer and his staff work vigorously each season to ensure that each player excels academically, evidenced by 12 Academic All-Conference players last season. In 2000, the team was honored with Timothy Lambert's selection to the Verizon Academic All-American team.
The primary goal of Coach Singer and his Cardinal lacrosse program is to prepare each student-athlete for life after college as well as recognize the contributions that each individual brings to the team. Singer's passion for the game and emphasis on academics stems from a wide variety of playing, coaching and academic experience. Originally from Long Island, N.Y., Singer played at the University of Arizona under Coach Miles Felton. As a captain for the Wildcats, Singer was selected on multiple occasions as a U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association All-Star and was a Division I North/South Exceptional Senior nominee. As a midfielder, Singer ended his college career with one of the top Division I face-off winning percentages in history. After graduating in 1994, Singer earned a joint law and master's degree from Catholic University. While attending graduate school, Singer coached the Cardinal club lacrosse team to a successful season. In 1998, Singer was named head coach of the first Cardinal varsity men's lacrosse team. Since then, he has strived to build a program that the university and its students are proud to support. In addition to his lacrosse responsibilities, Singer is employed as an attorney and investigator for the U.S. Department of Justice. He is single and resides in Washington, D.C.