Cinosky lands at Duke

DURHAM, N.C. – Former Mountain Lakes standout Joe Cinosky has found a new place to swing his stick. The University of Maryland athlete will be a volunteer assistant at Duke University. The move was announced recently by Blue Devils lacrosse head coach John Danowski.

Cinosky will join the staff immediately and will work closely with the Duke defense.

“We are thrilled to have Joe join our staff,” Danowski said. “He has been successful as a player at every level and most recently enjoyed success coaching a collegiate club team.”

Cinosky excelled on all levels as a defenseman. He has been a mainstay with the U.S. National Team and most recently was selected for the upcoming “Duel in Denver” versus Canada. Cinosky was a member of the 2010 squad that captured the gold medal at the Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship in Manchester, England.

“I’m so excited to join the staff here at Duke,” Cinosky said. “I appreciate being awarded the opportunity to work at a school like Duke with this outstanding group of coaches and student-athletes.”

Where Cinosky goes, success usually follows. The Boonton Township athlete was a two-time scholastic New Jersey Defenseman of the Year, a two-time All-American and three-time All-State selection. He also helped MountainLakes to three consecutive State Championships.

He was a USILA All-America choice and first team All-ACC selection for Maryland in 2008, his senior season. During his time at Maryland, the four-year starter helped the team to 43-23 overall record and two NCAA semifinal appearances.

Professionally Cinosky was selected ninth overall by the New Jersey Pride in the Major League Lacrosse Draft. In 2009, he was voted to the MLL All-Star team and helped captain the Toronto Nationals to the MLL Championship. He captured his second MLL title the following year with the Chesapeake Bayhawks. He currently suits up in the MLL with Matt Danowski on the Charlotte Hounds. Overall in his MLL career, Cinosky has played in 48 games and has three goals and two assists with 93 ground balls. He has also played indoor lacrosse with the Minnesota Swarm of the NLL.

Cinosky began coaching in 2010 with the University of Minnesota Club Lacrosse program. In three seasons with the Gophers, he helped them to a 23-18 record. This past season the team finished 9-7 and earned a berth in the Upper Midwest Lacrosse League Championship.

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Mark Kitchin is a boys varsity basketball writer for the Morris County New Jersey area

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