PAINESVILLE, OHIO -- Steve Gartelman, a former all-conference goalkeeper at Limestone College, is joing the Lake Erie College men's lacrosse staff as a graduate assistant beginning with the 2012-13 school year and the 2013 season.
Gartelman comes to Lake Erie following a standout career at Limestone where he was a three-year starter at goalkeeper for the Saints, including the team's 2012 national runner-up season. He was a two-time Conference Carolinas All-Tournament selection in net and posted a career record of 44-6 (.880).
"Steve is a great addition to our staffas he brings a wealth of experience," said head coach Greg Stocks. "He played at two top-notch programs and is very familiar with the level of competition that we play. Having been an on-field leader for one of Division II's top programs as the starting goalie - a unit that was ranked third nationally in scoring defense and had the nation's top man-down defense - he will immediately take over the role of defensive coordinator."
Prior to playing at Limestone, Gartelman was a member of the lacrosse team at St. John's University for two seasons, including a redshirt year. He also served as a volunteer coach at Seaford High School in his native Seaford, N.Y.
Gartelman earned his bachelor's degree from Limestone this past spring in strength and conditioning. He is enrolled in Lake Erie's Parker MBA program.