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Mike Keating
Position: Director of Operations
Experience: 1st Year

Mike Keating was hired in September 2010 and recently completed his first season on the Penn men's lacrosse staff with head coach Mike Murphy.

What a season it was. Penn went 8-7 overall, and earned its first NCAA Championship appearance since 2006 before falling in the first round to fourth-seeded Notre Dame. The Red and Blue went 4-2 in Ivy League play -- its best Ancient Eight mark since 2006 -- and placed second in the conference standings which was its best finish since 1989. The 2011 season was also highlighted by wins over defending NCAA champion Duke (Penn held the Blue Devils to three goals, their fewest in a game since 1986), a Bucknell team that finished the year ranked in the Top 10 nationally, and Princeton (Penn's first over the Tigers since 1989). Penn ranked as high as ninth in the USILA national coaches poll, and at the end of the season the Quakers had five players earn first or second-team All-Ivy, their best representation since 1999.

Keating joined the Quaker staff after serving as associate head coach and defensive coordinator at Malvern (Pa.) Prep in 2010. Malvern Prep, a traditional regional and state power, had two All-America, three all-state and five All-Inter Ac players last season in compiling a 13-8 record and winning the Inter Ac regular-season championship. From 2006-08 Keating was associate head coach and defensive coordinator at St. Joe's Prep in Philadelphia, earning the Eastern Pennsylvania Scholastic Lacrosse Association's 2008 Assistant High School Coach of the Year honor. St. Joe's went 61-22 during his tenure, including a 4-3 record in the Pennsylvania state playoffs, and was Catholic League finalist all three years. He coached 24 first-team All-Catholic League players and three who earned all-state.

Keating played his college lacrosse at Duke University, serving as captain of the 2001 Blue Devil team that captured the 2001 ACC championship. During his four year career, Keating was a member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll and participated in four trips to the NCAA Championship, three of which resulted in quarterfinal appearances. Keating was recognized as the Duke University Defensive MVP in during his senior year. During his sophomore and junior years, Keating received the Duke University Teamwork and Sacrifice and Most Improved Player awards. In 2001, he graduated with a bachelor's degree in history. After graduation, Keating was selected as one of 150 players invited to try out for Team USA as well as participate in the MLL Challenge.

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