Tim Soudan

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Tim Soudan
Born (1968-01-10) January 10, 1968 (age 55)
Fairport, New York
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight200 pounds (91 kg)
PositionMidfield / Forward
NCAA team UMass (1990)
NLL teams New England Blazers
Boston Blazers
Rochester Knighthawks
MLL teams Rochester Rattlers
Pro career1991–2005
Coach Denver Outlaws
Chrome Lacrosse Club
Rochester Rattlers
Career highlights

Rochester Knighthawks Hall of Fame (2009)
UMass Hall of Fame (2012)


Medal record
Representing Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Box lacrosse
Heritage Cup
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg2002
Field lacrosse
World Lacrosse Championship
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1994 England
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1998 United States

Tim Soudan is the current head coach for the Denver Outlaws of the Premier Lacrosse League. He joined the team, known as Chrome Lacrosse Club at the time after the conclusion of their 2019 season, replacing legendary coach Dom Starsia. Soudan is a former National Lacrosse League (NLL) and Major League Lacrosse (MLL) player. Soudan was one year too early before the Olympic lacrosse team was formed, and was registered as a player but injured himself making him unable to play. Soudan also played in the NLL for the Boston Blazers (1991–1994) and the Rochester Knighthawks (1995–2005), and in the MLL for the Rochester Rattlers (2001–2003). Soudan coached the Rochester Rattlers from 2011 to 2017, earning coach of the year honors in 2014 and reaching the championship final in 2014 and 2015. [1]

Playing career

Field lacrosse

In college, he was second team All-American at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1989 and 1990. He scored 84 goals for the Minutemen, the program's career record for a midfielder. UMass was 4114 over his four years, earning an NCAA tournament appearance each year. [2]

In 1994 and 1998, he played for Team USA and won the World Lacrosse Championship both years. [2]

Soudan played professional field lacrosse for the Rochester Rattlers starting in the league's inaugural season in 2001. His three-year career produced 32 goals, 3 two-point goals, and 9 assists for 44 points in 31 games. [3]

Box lacrosse

Soudan started his indoor career with the New England Blazers in 1991, continuing with the Boston Blazers from 1992 to 1994. Starting in 1995, Soudan played with the Rochester Knighthawks for 11 years, retiring after the 2005 season. In 1996, he was honored as the team’s Seventh Man for his hard work and dedication. He was a member of the 1997 MILL Championship team and a key component in the team’s string of 11 playoff appearances in 11 seasons. Soudan was inducted into the Rochester Knighthawks Hall of Fame in 2009. [4]

He also earned a gold medal for playing for Team USA in the 2002 Heritage Cup against Team Canada. [5]

Coaching career

In August 2008, Soudan was hired by the Knighthawks as the assistant general manager.

In June 2011, Soudan was hired as the head coach of the Rochester Rattlers. He won the Coach of the Year award in 2014. [6]

In December 2019, Soudan was hired as the head coach of Chrome Lacrosse Club. [7]


Following his retirement from professional lacrosse, Tim became a physical education teacher and assistant lacrosse coach at Fairport High School. He also hosts a boys lacrosse camp and runs the Blaze Lacrosse Club. [8]

He resides in his hometown of Fairport, New York with his wife, Colleen, and children Kaitlyn and Tanner.

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