After two seasons with the University of Idaho men’s lacrosse team, Hogs alum Sammy Vogel-Seidenberg is coming back to California.
Via his Facebook page:
I want to thank the Vandals for a great two years. I have really enjoyed my time in Idaho. I am very excited to be the new head men’s lacrosse coach at Dominican University of California and I can’t wait to start this new chapter in my career. It’s official — Tasha and I are moving back to California. Go Penguins!
Dominican University Acting Director of Athletics Amy Henkelman announced the coaching change the same day.
“I am happy to have Coach Vogel-Seidenberg join the team,” Henkelman said on the school’s web site. “He has experience coaching in both the MCLA and the NCAA and understands what it takes to win at this level. Additionally, he has a strong fundraising and recruiting background.”
Vogel-Seidenberg is the fourth head coach in the program’s 10-year history. In 2015, the Penguins finished the regular season ranked No. 19 in the country and went 8-3 in their first year in the MCLA, good for second place in the WCLL. At Idaho, Vogel-Seidenberg twice led the Vandals to the most wins in school history and to a playoff berth in 2015.
“Dominican is a great university with great academics, facilities, and staff, which makes it a great place to build a successful lacrosse program,” Vogel-Seidenberg said on the DU site. “My family and I are very excited about being Penguins and helping this program grow into the future.”
While many of Vogel-Seidenberg’s former players and teammates were genuinely happy for him, HSU alum were most pleased by one of his Facebook comments: “Hopefully now I can get to the alumni game.”
Welcome back, Sammy! The 2015 HSU alumni game is scheduled for Oct. 3.