alum Steve Settembrino was named assistant men’s lacrosse
coach at his alma mater in August of 2013.
competed as a defenseman for the Retrievers from 2005-09 and was a
part of four consecutive squads that competed in the NCAA
Tournament. He earned the team’s Unsung Hero award after his
Yorktown Heights, N.Y. native saw action in 35 games in his first
three seasons, but started at close defense in all 16 contests in
2009. UMBC allowed only 8.14 goals per game that season, good
in the nation in goals against average in the regular season and
Settembrino finished second on that squad with eight caused
was selected to compete in the 68th
Annual USILA North-South Game in May of 2009.
has risen quickly through the coaching ranks since earning his
bachelor’s degree in American studies. He served as an
assistant coach at Arlington (Va.) High School in 2010 and then
spent two stellar campaigns as an assistant coach at Mercyhurst
(Pa.) College. He
helped guide the Lakers to an NCAA Division II national title in
2011 and an undefeated regular season in 2012. Nationally,
Settembrino’s defensive units were ranked fourth (5.6 goals
against per game) and second (5.2) respectively in his two
campaigns in Erie.
earned a master’s degree in special education at Mercyhurst
returned to his home state in 2012-13 as an assistant
coach/defensive coordinator at Binghamton University. The Bearcat
defense led the America East Conference in scoring defense and led
the nation in man-down defense at 86.2 percent.
also served as recruiting coordinator during his stint in
are delighted to have Steve Settembrino return to UMBC as a member
of our men's lacrosse coaching staff,” said
Zimmerman. “Steve has proven to be a highly
effective coach and mentor during stints at both at Mercyhurst and
Binghamton. He is respected by his colleagues for his passion for
teaching and knowledge of the game of lacrosse. As a former
Retriever, Steve has the admiration and support of our alums. All
in all, Steve is a great fit for our program and everyone is
excited for him to be back on campus."