RENO, Nev. -- The University of Nevada men’s lacrosse team is pleased to announce the addition of former University of Denver player and Major League Lacrosse attackmen Ryan Zordani to its coaching staff for the 2017 season.
Along with former UMass standout Matt Carroll, who was hired as defensive coordinator this summer, the Wolfpack have two staff members who have played at both the NCAA Division I and professional levels.
Zordani graduated from Heritage (Colo.) High School where he was two-time all-conference and two-time All-American. He was selected to the Team USA U19 squad as an attackmen at the conclusion of his prep career.
At Denver (2004-07), he was named preseason All-American by Inside Lacrosse prior to his senior season. He was also on the Tewaaraton Award watch list and was voted team captain. He finished his collegiate career at No. 7 on the Pioneers career scoring list (98) and fifth in single-season assists (43). Zordani is also eighth in career shots (190), seventh in career games (59) and tied for 10th in games started (37).
At the conclusion of his college career, he was drafted by the Denver Outlaws in the third round (29th overall). He also signed with the Colorado Mammoth of the National Lacrosse League and participated in the Western Lacrosse Association.
In the coaching realm, he has assisted, coached, managed and produced over 20 instructional lacrosse camps, while being head coach at Icon Lacrosse and City Lax Denver for the past five years.
Lacrosse runs in his family, as his brother, Shawn Zordani played at Salisbury University, winning two national championships.
“I can’t be more excited for our lacrosse team," said Nevada coach Christopher Tatro. "What an incredible opportunity these kids and future recruits have here at Nevada. They have an opportunity to elevate their skills ten-fold with what our coaching staff can bring to the table. I’m very excited about the future. We are trying to put a staff together to help us win a championship here, and I feel very strongly that we are moving in the right direction.”