The Sierra Nevada College Men’s Lacrosse Team was founded in the fall of 2013 and has proven to be a team of excellence both on and off the field. They play in the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) and compete against the teams in the Western Collegiate Lacrosse League (WCLL).
Led by a coach with over 40 years as a player and coach, the team achieved an undefeated season the very first year!
Coach: Bruce Meierdiercks
Bruce Meierdiercks is from Long Island, where he played for Cornell Legend Richie Moran at Elmont High and was named First-Team All Nassau County. He went on to attend Adelphi University, where he was named Captain, All-Metropolitan, MVP, and First-Team All American in 1972. After college he played for the Long Island Lacrosse Club from 1973-1976, where he was was selected All Club in 1974 and 1975 and nominated for the USA World Team.
He began his coaching career on Long Island at Elmont, North Shore, and Sewanhaka high schools before starting his university career at Santa Clara University, where he compiled a two-year record of 24-4. He started the NCAA Division II program at St. Andrews College in Laurinburg, NC and coached the team from 1994 -1997, where he maintained a national ranking of 4th three years in a row, helped produce four NCAA All Americans, and was named NCAA Deep South Conference 1996 Coach of the Year. He started the Varsity Lacrosse program at Tamalpais High School in Marin County in 2003 and was head coach at Carmel High School in 2011. Bruce returned to Santa Clara University for the 2012 and 2013 season before starting the Lacrosse Team at Sierra Nevada College.
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