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Understanding Financial Aid

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Rebecca R. Ruiz recently wrote a post titled “Colleges Increasingly Look for Applicants Who Can Pay Full Price“ for the NYTimes online college admissions blog. The skyrocketing cost of college has become one of the top factors in influence a…»

Remembering 9.11; The Man in the Red Bandana

This former NCAA D1 athlete will always be remembered as an american hero. On September 4th, ESPN aired an Outside the Lines piece on Welles Crowther, a hero from 9.11. Welles was working as an equity trader in the World…»

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Jim Stagnitta

Jim Stagnitta is the head coach of the Denver Outlaws. Stagnitta was named the Major League Lacrosse Coach Of The Year in 2013 with a record setting 14-0 regular season record.

In 2003, as former head coach of the Rutgers University men's lacrosse team, Stagnitta led Rutgers to the biggest turnaround in Division I, going 10-5 and gaining a bid to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1991. He was named the ECAC and National Coach of the Year.

The 2004 season proved just as impressive, finishing 8-6 overall, including a thrilling victory over 4th ranked Syracuse. Stagnitta's team was awarded an at-large berth into the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year.

Prior to Rutgers, Stagnitta guided Washington & Lee to 12 consecutive winning seasons, six conference championships and five appearances in the NCAA Tournament. His teams never ... [read more]