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Duquesne 14, Robert Morris 7
Duquesne 15, Saint Joseph's 8
Marquette 9, Duquesne 8 (OT)
Penn State 16, Duquesne 0
Duquesne 22, Howard 4
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Mike Scerbo returns in 2016 for his 11th season as the head coach of Duquesne's lacrosse program in this the University's 20th season of sponsoring the sport. Scerbo took over the Duquesne position in August of 2005 after a four-year stint as an assistant coach at Ohio State from 2002 to 2005.
Scerbo, who recorded his 100th career Duquesne coaching victory on April 26, 2015 with a DU win over George Mason, has led the Red and Blue to the Atlantic 10 Championships in each of the past five seasons. During that span, the Dukes have compiled a 57-33 record, good for a .633 winning percentage.
At Ohio State, Scerbo helped guide the Buckeyes to a pair of NCAA tournament appearances (2002 & 2003) and one American Lacrosse Conference title (2003). OSU won a school-record 14 matches in 2003 (14-4) and posted an 11-5 record in 2002. The Buckeyes were ranked 11th nationally by the IWLCA in 2003 and 12th at the conclusion of the 2002 slate - Scerbo's initial campaign at OSU. Ohio State was 36-30 overall during his tenure.
Prior to his move to Columbus, Ohio, Scerbo served as the head women's lacrosse coach at Limestone College in Gaffney, S.C. for five seasons. He was head coach of Limestone's first team in 1997 and quickly developed the program into a national contender. His squad was ranked in the Division II Top Ten from 1998-2001, while producing numerous All-Americans and several Deep South District Team and North-South Senior All-Star Team members. Scerbo posted a 33-24 record at Limestone College including a 10-1 mark - good for a No. 2 national ranking - in his final season in 2001. In October 2007, he was inducted into Limestone's Hall of Fame.
Professionally, Scerbo has chaired the IWLCA Division II Coaches' Poll Committee and was also a member of the NCAA Division II Women's Lacrosse Committee. He played a vital role in the development of the NCAA Division II Women's Lacrosse National Tournament, which debuted in 2001. Scerbo, who is regarded as one of the bright, up-and-coming women's lacrosse coaches in the country, was nominated by his coaching peers for the prestigious IWLCA National Division II Coach of the Year award in 2001. Aside from coaching, Scerbo was also an Associate Athletic Director and an Admissions Representative at Limestone College.
A 1995 graduate of SUNY Oswego with a bachelor's degree in biology, Scerbo was the assistant women's lacrosse coach at his alma mater in 1996, working with the offense and goalies. He played three years of college lacrosse at Division I State University of New York at Stony Brook as an attackman and concluded his playing career at Oswego in 1995.
Scerbo and his wife Jessica live in Coraopolis.