Jan. 13, 2014
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Providence College men's lacrosse Head Coach Chris Gabrielli announced today, Monday Jan. 13, that Justin Turri has been named a volunteer assistant coach for the men's lacrosse program. Turri will be working with all facets of the team. He will join the Friars immediately and will look to help Providence build upon its 2013 campaign.
"We are thrilled to welcome Justin Turri to our coaching staff," said Head Coach Chris Gabrielli. "I had the privilege to coach Justin for 5 years at Duke University, and he possesses the necessary characteristics to become an elite college Coach. His addition to the Program will be seamless because many of the concepts and core fundamental techniques that we teach here at Providence College are rooted in the system he was taught in college."
Turri played four years of collegiate lacrosse at Duke University where the midfielder appeared in 73 games for the Blue Devils. Turri ranks 28th on Duke's career point list (122). He tallied 122 career points on 70 goals and 52 assists. Turi was a two-time USILA All-American. Turri was a two-time USILA All American. In 2012 Turri was named USILA All America honorable mention and Turri earned USILA 2nd Team All-America in 2011.
Turri also carries with him NCAA Tournament experience, including a National Championship (2010) in addition to three Final Four appearances (2009, 2011, 2012). Turri also ranks sixth on the Duke NCAA Tournament career points list (29), eighth in career goals (16) and fourth in career assists (12).
"We are excited to welcome another coach with Championship experience to our Program," Gabrielli shared. "We have successfully surrounded our players with class act individuals, with tremendous work ethic and drive for excellence!"
Justin was an economics major at Duke, and earned a Masters in Management Studies from the Fuqua School of Business.
Turri continued his success with his transition into MLL. Turri was selected as the ninth overall pick of the 2012 MLL draft to the Charlotte Greyhounds. Turri spent the 2013 season with the Denver Outlaws where he tallied 15 points on nine goals and four assists. Turri was recently traded to the Rochester Rattlers where he joins Assistant Coach John Galloway for the 2014 season.
Providence opens its 2014 campaign on Saturday, Feb. 22 when the Friars travel to Burlington, Vt. to face Vermont. The game is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m. and will be played on Virtue Field.
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