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Scott Urick is in his 10th season as an assistant coach with the Georgetown men's lacrosse program. Urick will again focus his coaching efforts on the team's offense.
In six of the last nine seasons, the Georgetown offense has finished the season ranked among the top-20 nationally in scoring offense. Last season, the offense ranked No. 9 in the country in scoring offense, averaging 11.86 goals per game, and scored at least 10 goals times. Seniors Andrew Brancaccio and Scott Kocis both earned All-American honors under Urick. Along with attack Craig Dowd, Brancaccio and Kocis were named First Team All-BIG EAST.
In 2008, the offensive unit averaged 11.46 goals per game, which ranked No.7 in the country, and scored at least 10 goals in nine different games. The squad also ranked fifth in the country in 2008 in man-up offense, scoring 25 goals in 58 chances (43.1 percent).
In 2007, the Hoyas averaged 9.33 goals per game and scored at least 10 goals in 10 games. Brendan Cannon, who led the team in scoring with 44 points, was named the ECAC's Offensive Player of the Year and earned second team All-America honors, while Andrew Brancaccio was named an honorable mention All-American.
In 2006, the unit finished the season ranked 18th nationally in scoring, tallying 9.77 goals per game. Four of his players earned All-ECAC honors and three were named All-American, including Cannon, who led the team in scoring in 2006 with 46 points and ranked fourth in the country with 32 assists.
In 2005, the squad averaged 10.53 goals per game and ranked 13th in the country. The Hoya offense finished the 2004 season in a tie for 12th nationally in scoring with a 10.57 goals per game average. Urick was a major key to Walid Hajj being named USILA First Team All-American and the ECAC's Offensive Player of the Year in 2004. He has also coached 2007 senior captain Trevor Casey, who won the ECAC's Rookie of the Year award.
In 2003, Georgetown's offense hit double digits on eight occasions and three players garnered All-ECAC honors. In Urick's first season with the Hoyas, he helped coach the offense to the number seven spot nationally in scoring offense, averaging 12.47 goals a game. He also coached the ECAC Offensive Player of the Year and All-American Steve Dusseau who set a Georgetown single season record with 53 tallies.
Urick served on the Cornell staff in 2001, where he helped guide the team to a 7-6 overall record and a second-place finish in the Ivy League.
Urick played nine years of professional lacrosse in the Major League Lacrosse League, spending eight years with the New Jersey Pride (2001-08) and the 2009 season with the Washington Bayhawks. A four-time all-star selection, Urick was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2002 MLL All-Star Game after netting four goals and handing out one assist. Urick, who once appeared in 76-straight MLL games, scored 234 goals in 102 career games.
During the summer of 2006, Urick was a member of the United States national team, which advanced to the championship game of the World Lacrosse Championships in Ontario, Canada. Urick scored a team-high 20 goals for Team USA.
Urick graduated from Georgetown as the school's all-time leading goal scorer with 144 and is second in GU history with 47 goals in one season. He was a two-time All-America selection and was a captain in both his junior and senior years. Urick recorded 180 career points, the fifth highest total in school history, and played on four NCAA Tournament teams, including the 1999 team, which advanced to the NCAA Semifinals. An All-Tournament selection in 1999, he also represented Georgetown in the 2000 North/South All-Star game and was the team MVP.
Urick, the son of Georgetown head men's lacrosse coach Dave Urick, resides in Washington, D.C.