Vignocchi named Stevenson boys lacrosse coach

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LINCOLNSHIRE — John Vignocchi has been chosen to lead Stevenson’s boys lacrosse program. He replaces Brian Larsen, who stepped down this summer after 12 seasons.

Vignocchi comes to Stevenson with coaching experience at three area high schools. He led Warren’s varsity squad for three seasons, from 2009-’11. For the past two years, Vignocchi has been the varsity assistant and junior varsity head coach at Vernon Hills. He also was the varsity assistant coach at Highland Park from 2003-’08.

“I couldn’t be more excited for our boys lacrosse program,” Stevenson athletic director Trish Betthauser said. “Coach Vignocchi brings a wealth of experience and success in the sport, and I’m anxious for him to begin working with our young men to achieve their goals both on and off the playing field.”

In addition to his high school coaching experience, Vignocchi spent eight years with Lacrosse America, coaching players of all ages. He also was the coach of Team Illinois from 2010-’11, and spent the summer of 2011 in Africa as coach of the Ugandan national men’s team. Vignocchi has a total of 12 years of playing and coaching experience.

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