|Position:||Volunteer Asst. Coach|
Steve Gorski enters his fifth year as a volunteer assistant coach with the Maryland lacrosse program. Gorski will be responsible for coaching the goalkeepers as well as assisting with the defense.
During his four seasons at Maryland, Gorski has helped groom some of the nation's top goalies. During the past two seasons, Harry Alford has emerged as one of the nation's top shot-stoppers, earning honorable mention All-America honors in 2005 and 2006. Alford was selected as the ACC Tournament MVP as a sophomore and was named to the all-tournament team again as a junior.
In 2004, Gorski helped tutor Tim McGinnis to a stellar season. McGinnis finished the season fifth in the nation in save percentage with 62.1 percent and sixth overall with a 7.55 goals against average and was an honorable mention All-America selection.
In 2003, he aided Terps goalkeeper Danny McCormick to one of the best seasons in the nation, as he posted a 7.23 goals against average and was named a third team USILA All-American.
As an undergrad, Gorski was a four-year letterwinner in lacrosse at UMBC from 1993-96. He was awarded the Don Auer Award after his senior season in 1996 as the Retrievers' Unsung Lacrosse Player. He played goalie for more than three seasons before finishing as a defenseman. Overall, Gorski made 35 appearances with 14 starts in goal. He stands 10th all-time in saves at UMBC with 224. Twice he had a career-high 25 saves vs. Virginia as both a freshman and a sophomore.
Prior to coming to Maryland, Coach Gorski served as the head boys' lacrosse coach at Northeast High School in Pasadena, Md., from 1996-99 and worked as an assistant coach to Clay White at Broadneck High School in Annapolis from 2000-02. He teaches Advanced Placement US history at Broadneck and serves as a reader for the AP US History exam for the College Board.
He is married to Jennifer and they reside with their newborn twins Katie and John in Catonsville, Md.