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Manhattanville Hockey Coach Resigns

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Following four years with both the Manhattanville men’s and women’s hockey programs, Eric Lang has stepped down from his positions as head coach of the Manhattanville men’s hockey and women’s golf teams to pursue other opportunities, Manhattanville Athletic Director Keith Levinthal announced.

In his one year with the men’s hockey program, Lang took over the team as just the second coach in program history and guided the Valiants to a 13-9-3 record – including a 6-3-1 mark against nationally ranked opposition – and a second-place regular-season finish in the ultra-competitive ECAC West Conference. Under his direction, a program-record five players earned year-end ECAC West honors.

Prior to that, Lang guided the Valiant women’s hockey team for three seasons, leading the squad to its eighth ECAC East Conference tournament championship and NCAA Tournament appearance in his final season of 2010-11. In three seasons with the women, he posted a 58-22-3 (.717) record and boasted two All-American selections, one ECAC East Player of the Year and 14 All-Conference honorees.

Lang was also named the first head women’s golf coach in program history in August and was scheduled to begin the program’s first year on the varsity level in 2012-13.

According to Levinthal, the department will begin a national search for both men’s hockey and women’s golf head coaching positions immediately.

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