Myers Retains Bieda as Assistant Coach
"I am thrilled to officially welcome Coach Bieda back to the Leopard family for a new era," Myers said. "His passion, positive energy, determination and enthusiastic approach were evident immediately during discussions over the past week. He is committed to helping Lafayette Lacrosse become a winner both on and off the field, and is truly invested in building relationships that will help the program execute on that vision."
Bieda will enter his third season on College Hill in 2018-19 following a stellar four-year playing career at Rutgers. The Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year in 2016, he was a First-Team All-Big Ten selection in 2015 and 2016 and was named to the All-Tournament Team three times during his career.
Off the field, Bieda exemplified the student-athlete role as a Dean's List honoree in 2014 and a member of the National Honors Society. Additionally, he was an Academic All-Big Ten selection all four years of his collegiate career.
"Lafayette has a special place in my heart and I couldn't be more excited for the opportunity to return," Bieda added. "Coach Myers has a relentless dedication and enthusiasm that is contagious to the people he surrounds himself with. I want to thank Coaches Rogalski and Williams for giving me an opportunity and for their support over the past two seasons, as well as Coach Myers for allowing me to be a part of this new era for Lafayette Lacrosse."
Since graduation, Bieda has also entered the professional ranks as an attacker for the Boston Cannons of Major League Lacrosse the past two seasons. In 2017, he scored seven goals and added 15 assists for 22 points on the year, good enough for a tie for fifth on the team.