The Shipley School, a Pre-K through grade 12 day school founded in 1894 is located in Bryn Mawr, PA and has been the class of the Friends Schools League in boys’ lacrosse in recent years, winning five consecutive league titles during an ongoing thirty-five game league winning streak. Outside of league play, Shipley boys’ lacrosse has enjoyed much success, amassing a 126-47 record since 2005. During that time, the program has produced two All-State performers, and one All-American, while accumulating the only seven lacrosse titles in 20-plus years of boys’ lacrosse played in school history
The Shipley School won its first ever Friends Schools League Championship in 2006 and in 2005 won their first Northeast League Championship with Mark at the helm advancing to the EPSLA state playoffs each year. He was named Coach of the Year in both the Main Line Times and Main Line Life newspapers in 2005 and in the Northeast League. Mark was also the Head Coach of Team Montgomery County at the Keystone Games in 2005. Before his tenure at The Shipley School, Mark was the Head Offensive Assistant at Division III powerhouse Whittier College. While the offensive coordinator, Whittier finished 19-1 and was ranked in the Top 20 all season, winning a WCLL Championship.
Mark also enjoyed a great playing career. He attended famed Ward Melville High School in Long Island. In 1992, his team went undefeated and was crowned New York State Champions. Mark went on to play at Division I Lehigh University, where he led the nation in goals scored (54) in 1997. He was crowned the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year in 1998 and was also 1st team All-Patriot league attackman in 1997 and 1998. A 1998 preseason All-American and North-South Team alternate, Mark holds the Division I and Patriot League record for scoring eight goals in one game in 1997 and finished his career at Lehigh as the all-time leading goal scorer with 129 goals. Mark is a high school and college US Lacrosse NCAA official in the Philadelphia area, where he also runs year round lacrosse clinics. He has directed camps across the country for the past five summers for GameBreaker Lacrosse Camps.
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