TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Arizona State University men’s lacrosse team is pleased to announce that Ben Prepchuk and Cody Soberanes will be joining the coaching staff for the 2018 season.
Prepchuk joins the team as its new assistant coach and Soberanes will be assisting the team as a volunteer coach.
Prepchuk brings NLL experience to the Sun Devils. He was drafted third overall in the 2000 National Lacrosse League (NLL) entry draft by the New York Saints. He was selected as the assistant captain of the Calgary Roughnecks in his second year as a pro and played for the Colorado Mammoth and Edmonton Rush.
He was a part of the 2006 NLL Champion's Cup winning Colorado Mammoth. Prepchuk finished his professional career with 132 goals, 143-assists and 275 points in 99 games.
During his collegiate career, Prepchuk played Division I lacrosse as a middie for two seasons at Radford (Va.) University (1999, 2000). In his freshman year, he finished third in team scoring with 24 goals and15 assists in 14 games. In his sophomore season, he led the team in scoring, finishing fourth in the country in goals per game with 36 goals and 13 assists in 12 games.
Prechuk also helped the Brampton Excelsiors win the 2002 Mann Cup for the Canadian National Championship. He finished second in team scoring in the series with 11 goals and 10 assists in 7 games.
Soberanes bring coaching experience to the team. He previously coached the Scorpion Youth Lacrosse team in 2017 (Danville, Calif.) and coached lacrosse at Horizon High School in 2015.
Soberanes graduated from Monte Vista High School in Danville, Calif. and completed his finance degree in 2014 from Canisius. While at Canisius, he played midfield on the NCAA D-I team. He was a member of the 2012 MAAC Championship team, was named team MVP, all-league and all-conference during his three years with the Griffins. He was also awarded the Community Service Award among all Canisius student-athletes in 2014.
Playing in the South Division of the Southwestern Lacrosse Conference (SLC) in 2017, Arizona State finished with an 10-7 record and a top 10 ranking. The team competed in the MCLA National Tournament for the eigth straight year.