A.J. Alessi has been named lacrosse coach at Notre Dame-West Haven, the school announced Tuesday.
Alessi was an all-American at Branford who went on to play at Quinnipiac University. He is the second lacrosse coach in Notre Dame-West Haven’s history. He replaces Robb Bajoras, who won 53 games and took the program to six state tournaments in seven years.
At Branford, he was a four-year letter winner in both soccer and lacrosse. He played for the Hornets’ 2005 state championship team and was the Register’s Player of the Year in 2005. He went on to become an assistant for the Hornets.
“When I saw the job posted, I had an immediate interest,” Alessi said in a press release. “I was extremely excited when (Athletic director Tom) Marcucci called me to offer the job. I really wanted it and I can’t wait to meet the guys and get started.”
“The Notre Dame athletic program is very excited that A.J. has come on board to lead our lacrosse program,” Marcucci said in a statement. “I am confident in his ability to continue to grow our program and lead it in the right direction. A tremendous player, his youthful energy and enthusiasm combined with his coaching experience at Branford and with the Bulldog lacrosse program made him an ideal candidate for us.”