Andrew Vossler

Colgate head coach Matt Karweck named Andrew Vossler to his men’s lacrosse staff as an assistant coach in October 2020.

Vossler arrived after two years at Ohio State, where he helped the Buckeyes to an 8-4 record in 2019 and a 5-2 mark in the abbreviated 2020 campaign. Before that, Vossler coached the 2018 season at Jacksonville; two years at his alma mater, Division II Rollins College; one more at Jacksonville, one at Division III John Carroll and one at Division II Adams State.

A native of nearby Manlius, Vossler with the Buckeyes coached Justin Inacio to 2019 Big Ten co-Specialist of the Year honors at the faceoff position. Inacio led the league with a .637 winning percentage and scooped up 120 ground balls.

Last year, Vossler again boosted Inacio to more success and also played a role in Josh Kirson showing marked improvement at goalkeeper. Inacio missed three games because of injury but won 65 percent of his faceoffs over four games after his return. Kirson, meanwhile, led the Big Ten in saves with 94, saves per game at 13.4, save percentage at .584 and goals-against average at 10.19.

Jacksonville with Vossler on the staff posted a five-win improvement in 2018 and qualified for the program’s debut appearance in the Southern Conference tournament championship game. Vossler worked with the Dolphins’ long-stick midfielders and short-stick defensive midfielders, including all-conference performer Ryan Beville.

Beville went on to be drafted by the Florida Launch of Major League Lacrosse after earning all-conference honors.

Successful Return to Alma Mater
In 2016 and 2017, Vossler served as defensive coordinator at Rollins, helping the Tars make program history by allowing fewer than 10 goals per game in consecutive seasons. He also oversaw the faceoff units and improved that group’s winning percentage from .450 to .526 in 2016.

Vossler served as a volunteer assistant coach at Jacksonville in 2015 and helped boost the Dolphin faceoff win percentage from .374 to .524, and from 64th nationally to 22nd.

Before returning to the Sunshine State, Vossler spent one season at John Carroll in Ohio. In the program’s debut lacrosse season of 2014, Vossler’s efforts led to a 13-4 record and appearance in the Ohio Athletic Conference tournament title game. The Blue Streaks under Vossler posted a 6.85 goals-against average, good for 16th nationally.

Vossler’s debut coaching season came in 2013 at Adams State in Colorado, where he served as an assistant coach and defensive coordinator.