Dons head coach plans to relocate to Boston


Loyola Blakefield head lacrosse coach Ben Rubeor, a one time standout for the Dons and an All-American at the University of Virginia, has announced that the 2018 season will be his the third and final one at his alma mater. Rubeor, who also serves as the Assistant Director of Admissions at Loyola, plans to relocate to Boston.

“Coming back to Loyola and having the opportunity to lead the program that shaped me as a player and a person has really been a dream come true,” said Rubeor. “My wife and I made a decision to move to the Boston area next year so that we can be closer to family. We are excited about this next part of our lives together, but at the same time we know that we’ll miss so many of the connections that we have here.”

Rubeor, who also played professionally with the Chesapeake Bayhawks of Major League Lacrosse, burst onto the MIAA coaching seen in 2013 when he took over a struggling St. Mary’s program and guided the Saints to the 2015 MIAA A Conference championship. It was the Saints’ first title since 1996.

During the summer of 2015 long-time Loyola head coach Jack Crawford stepped down and Rubeor accepted an offer to lead his alma mater.

Rubeor and the Dons hope his third and final year at Blakefield will be the charm, as it was in Annapolis, and that he can depart with a MIAA title.

“The players have put in so much work since the end of last season, we have a great group of seniors, and I know we’ll be ready to go when the new season starts,” said Rubeor. “I’m thankful to have great colleagues on the coaching staff and so many dedicated student-athletes who know what it takes to excel as a team.”