Brian Voelker

Brian Voelker became just the sixth head coach in Drexel lacrosse history when he was hired in the fall of 2009 and has taken the program to new heights.

He is entering his 10th season and has compiled a 74-61 record at the school. During his time at Drexel, the Dragons have won 10 or more games three times, advanced to the CAA Championships eight times, and went to two CAA championship games. In 2014, the Dragons won their first CAA title, advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history and came within one game of playing on Memorial Day Weekend.

The 2014 season will go down as one of the best in school history. Voelker’s team rattled off six straight wins to end the regular season and finished with the second-seed in the CAA Tournament. Drexel defeated Towson in overtime in the semifinals and advanced to the title game at Hofstra. In that game, Cole Shafer’s goal in the third overtime gave the Dragons their first-ever CAA championship and first bid to the NCAA Tournament. Voelker’s squad faced Penn at Franklin Field in the first round of the tournament and defeated the Quakers, 16-11. With the win, Drexel advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals, where it fell to second-ranked Denver, snapping its nine-game winning streak. The Dragons finished the year with a 13-5 record, tying the school mark for wins in one season. Drexel put five players on the All-CAA First Team, including Player of the Year Ben McIntosh. Four Dragons were named All-Americans, the most the program has had in one year since 1961. McIntosh was a Third Team selection, while Ryan Belka, Nick Saputo and Nick Trizano were Honorable Mention All-Americans.

In 2013, Voelker’s squad finished the year with an 11-5 record, the most wins for a Drexel team since the 2008 team won 13 games. The Dragons posted a one-goal win against nationally-ranked Albany and a triple-overtime victory against No. 7 Hofstra. Drexel closed the year by winning seven of its final eight games, but saw its season end in the CAA semifinals. The Dragons were one of the top offensive teams in the nation in 2013. Drexel was seventh in the country in scoring (12.13) and fifth in the nation in man-up offense at better than 45 percent. Robert Church and Ben McIntosh became the fifth and sixth Drexel All-American recipients since he took over the program just four years ago.