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Andrew Roche Lacrosse Background
Andrew Roche is a lifelong member of the Michigan lacrosse community. He first picked up a stick in 5th grade and hasn't looked back since. His career on the field, which culminated at the D3 level, can be summarized in two words: "blue collar". While not a "bluechip" player, Roche earned the respect of his coaches and teammates with his rock solid fundamentals, above average lacrosse IQ & habit of being wicked reliable both on and off the field. He was and continues to be the player that his coaches and teammates look to when the time is short, their backs are against the wall and the team needs an effort play.
Roche attended Cranbrook Kingswood (MI) for all fourteen years of his primary schooling. During his time as a Crane, Roche earned four letters, was a part of the 2006 state championship team, the 2007 state runner up team, and helped bring home two regional titles in 2005 and 2008. Roche personally received the teams Most Improved Player award as a junior in 2007 under the guidance of Head Coach Justin Ronayne.
Upon graduating from Cranbrook in the spring of 2008, Roche took his game to Albion College (MI) where he helped establish the program during its first year as a NCAA Division 3 program with Head Coach Jake DeCola at the helm. During the teams inaugural season, Roche did everything in his power to set the short benched team up for success and tallied stats at every position, including a stretch between the pipes.
Following his collegiate career, Roche joined the coaching staff at Detroit Country Day School from 2014-2015. While at DCDS, Roche led the JV program and assisted with the varsity program. After his time at Detroit Country Day, Andrew Roche transitioned to the "third team" team on the field and joined the ranks of the Michigan Lacrosse Officials Association as a registered MHSAA referee.