Jordan Levine was named Associate Director of Athletics and Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach on Monday, July 23, 2012, after serving as the Assistant A.D. and Assistant Men’s Lacrosse Coach since 2008.
“Jordan’s comprehensive knowledge of recruiting, admissions, the game of lacrosse, his grasp of the Division II initiatives, and how he has helped to promote Mercy’s mission statement for the past four years is just a sample of why Jordan Levine was the right fit for this position,” Director of Athletics Patricia Kennedy said. “He really does bleed Mercy blue. Jordan is ready to lead this program to the next level. We feel that our student-athletes are among the top leaders on campus and Jordan Levine is a great role model to help our men and women with not only their academic and athletic growth, but also their personal development. As an administrator, Jordan is fluent in every aspect of our athletics program. On the recruiting front, his character and reputation is well-known amongst the high school lacrosse landscape and is highly valued by his peers.”
As an assistant coach with the men’s lacrosse team the past four years, Levine has helped to lead the startup program to attain a No. 7 national ranking in 2011 and has coached several All-Conference and All-America student-athletes.
Prior to beginning his professional career, Levine was a standout at the University of Albany where he was named to the 2006, 2007 and 2008 America East All-Conference First Team. He helped his team to a NCAA Division I Tournament appearance in 2005 and again in 2007 where the Great Danes upended perennial power Loyola (Md.) in the first round.
Levine was named to the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) All-American Second Team as a junior and capped his collegiate career by earning USILA All-America Honorable Mention accolades as a senior. He finished his collegiate career with 57 goals, 56 assists and 321 ground balls.
Levine has competed in Major League Lacrosse for five seasons since becoming a first-round draft pick by the New Jersey Pride in 2008. Levine was a member of the 2009 World Champion Toronto Nationals and was selected to the MLL All-Star Game in 2009 and 2011.
Levine graduated from Manhattanville College with a Master of Science degree in sport business management in 2012 after earning his Bachelor of Arts degree from Albany in history with a minor in English.
A Bethpage, Long Island native, Levine currently resides in Nyack, N.Y. with his fiancée Francesca DeLorenzo.
Joseph Corace joined the men’s lacrosse staff prior to the spring 2013 season.
Corace has coached lacrosse
for decades while serving as a technology teacher since 1983. While
serving as head coach of the Mahopac High School Boys’
lacrosse team from 1995-2003, he also coached the Hudson Valley
Empire State Boys’ lacrosse team in 1989, 1996, 1998 and 2000
and served as the Chairman from 1995-2002. He led the Mahopac HS
team to the New York State Class A Championship in 1996 and was
named Section 1 Coach of the Year in both 1996 and 2000. He was
elected to the Hudson Valley Lacrosse Hall of Fame in
Corace has also spent several years coaching football and served on the Hudson Valley Boys’ and Girls’ Lacrosse Coaches Associations. He is a current member of the Hudson Valley Technical Education Association and US Lacrosse.
Corace earned a bachelor of science degree in industrial arts education in 1983 and completed his MS in secondary education at Western Connecticut State in 1989. He resides in Mahopac, N.Y.
Joe Corace resides in Mahopac with his wife Jane and daughters Caitlyn (23), Alyssa (19) Catawba College, and Briana (14).