Thomas Van Alstine

Van Alstine, a 2020 graduate, returns to lead a program he helped build, hired as lacrosse coach in September 2021.

A double major in economics and Spanish, Van Alstine has coached lacrosse at multiple levels. He coached club teams for Yeti Lacrosse in West Dundee, Illinois, working specifically with the 12- and the 14-year-old youth players but also working with the older players. Last spring, he coached the Wauconda High School team, falling in the first round of the Illinois High School Association Lake Forest Sectional.

A McHenry, Illinois, native, Van Alstine ranks second on the Scots’ career list for points (87), goals (69) and goals per game (2.22). Van Alstine scored at least 20 goals in all three seasons he played at Monmouth. He netted 28 goals with 10 assists in 2018 and was off to a fantastic start in 2020 with 20 goals in five games before the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered the season. His single-game record of seven goals, set in 2020 was broken in 2021.