Former Rutgers Goalie Joins Canisius Coaching Staff

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Canisius has announced the hiring of former Rutgers goalie Kris Alleyne as an assistant coach. Alleyne will coach the goalies and assist in game planning and recruiting.

This is Alleyne's first dive into the college coaching world as the only other coaching experience he has is at the international level. Alleyne just got his start in coaching as an assistant with the Puerto Rico national team that competed in the World Championships in Israel this summer. Alleyne would help Puerto Rico to an eight place finish in their inaugural appearance at the World Championships.

As a player Alleyne played all four years at Rutgers as he graduated in 2016. He would play in 53 games and post an overall .522 save percentage with 545 saves for the Scarlet Knights. In 2013 Alleyne was named Big East Goalie of the Year and named a First Team All-Big East selection.

Alleyne was drafted in seventh round of the MLL draft by the Rochester Rattlers. He played for the Rattlers during the 2017 season as he had a career-high 17 saves agains the Florida Launch in his MLL debut.

Canisius Head Coach Mark Miyashita said, "We are excited to add Kris Alleyne to our staff this year. After a terrific playing career at Rutgers, coach Alleyne most recently helped guide Puerto Rico to the quarterfinals at the World Championships in Israel in their first ever appearance. In spending time with coach Alleyne, his passion and energy for teaching the game were apparent. We are excited to add a young coach with his experience to our staff."