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    Kyle McQuillan

    Title: Head Coach Email: menslacrosse@liberty.edu Start Date: 08/01/2010 Undergraduate Education: Liberty University Graduate Education: Liberty University

    Since being named head coach in 2011, Coach McQuillan led the Flames to a Div2. SELC Championship, a Div1. ALC Championship, 4 National Tournament Invitations and has been a consistent National top 25 team for the past decade. Coach McQuillan is also a two time recipient of the SELC coach of the year.

    During his freshman year at Liberty University, Coach McQuillan realized his true passion for the sport of lacrosse. He played three seasons on Liberty’s Lacrosse team before it was dismantled in 2007. While on the team, Coach McQuillan earned all-conference recognition for 2 seasons while also holding the title of Team President and Captain.

    Coach McQuillan is a graduate and current employee of Liberty University as the Associate Athletic Director of Club Sports. He graduated from Liberty in 2007 earning a business degree with a specialization in finance and earned his MBA in 2011. Coach McQuillan and his wife, Lauren, have three children, Max, Charlotte, and Quinn.

    Staff News

    Flames’ men’s lacrosse beats BYU for first time ever in defensive battle, 10-9

    The No. 2-ranked Flames only led by a 3-2 margin at halftime before doubling that score after the third quarter and adding four more goals in the fourth to improve to 7-1.

    March 19, 2023

    No. 2 Flames overcome No. 9 Utah Valley on last-second putback by Newman 

    A backhanded finish by freshman attack Bennett Newman with 4.1 seconds remaining in regulation lifted Liberty's No. 2-ranked men’s lacrosse team to a 12-11 triumph over No. 9 host Utah Valley.

    March 17, 2023

    Men’s lacrosse swarms top-ranked Yellow Jackets in first half, fends off comeback bid

    For the first time in program history, Liberty's men’s lacrosse team upset a No. 1-ranked team, holding off former SELC foe Georgia Tech 12-9 Saturday at a neutral site before flying to Utah Tuesday.

    March 12, 2023

    Fourth-ranked Flames to challenge No. 1 Yellow Jackets on Saturday in N.C.

    Liberty's No. 4-ranked men’s lacrosse team will play away for the final three weeks of March, starting with Saturday’s 4 p.m. showdown with No. 1 Georgia Tech at a neutral site in Mooresville, N.C.

    March 9, 2023

    Shorthanded Flames survive trial by fire, cap weekend sweep by charging past Rams

    Back-to-back games against No. 18 Colorado and No. 19 Colorado State tested Liberty's No. 4-ranked men’s lacrosse team’s resolve against two legitimate threats, and the Flames persevered under fire.

    February 26, 2023

    Flames start out on fire, cool off in second and fourth quarters of loss to Hokies

    Virginia Tech (5-0) rallied from a 5-1 deficit early in the second quarter to remain undefeated and deal the Flames (2-1) their first setback after lopsided wins over Temple, North Carolina State.

    February 19, 2023

    Men’s lacrosse weathers exhibition storms from NCAA DIII Roanoke, Southern Virginia

    Two exhibition games against NCAA Division III opponents in a span of four days prepped Liberty’s men’s lacrosse team for its 2023 season-openers at home against Temple on Friday, NC State on Sunday.

    February 4, 2023

    Scrimmages at Roanoke, against SVU will prepare Flames men’s lacrosse for Feb. 10 ALC opener

    Ranked No. 6 in the MCLA, Liberty starts its spring season earlier than ever with two exhibition games against NCAA DIII opponents this week, at Roanoke College on Wednesday and at home against SVU.

    January 30, 2023

    Men’s lacrosse attack stifled in second half at reigning ALC Champion Virginia Tech

    Defending Atlantic Lacrosse Conference (ALC) tournament champion Virginia Tech demonstrated that it is the favorite to defend its title next spring on Saturday, when it dominated Liberty, 16-7.

    October 29, 2022

    Men’s lacrosse hosts alumni game, tailgate party while building on winning culture

    Creating a positive culture with a strong spiritual foundation is a primary goal of Liberty University’s men’s lacrosse team, as it will showcase through alumni events over Homecoming Weekend.

    October 14, 2022

    Flames Futures Summer Camps attract 82 lacrosse prospects to campus

    A total of 82 boys players from as far away as Florida and New England attended either a day session from July 10-13 or an overnight experience from July 17-19 at the Liberty Lacrosse Fields.

    August 12, 2022

    Wallen shows unlimited potential as incoming lacrosse midfielder

    Wallen, the youngest of eight siblings including three adopted from Taiwan and a fourth from China, has an athletic family, with a brother playing football at Drake and a sister swimming at Maryland.

    August 11, 2022

    Competitive dance team formerly known as the ‘Flamettes’ joining Club Sports this fall

    Liberty University’s Club Sports department announced this week the addition of the Flamettes as its 44th program starting this fall, when the spirit team will debut as a competitive dance team.

    August 11, 2022

    Newman will light up the night at Liberty lacrosse games, through on-campus ministry

    Men’s lacrosse Head Coach Kyle McQuillan believes the spiritual impact incoming recruit Bennett Newman will have on campus will be even greater than the athleticism he will bring to the game.

    August 4, 2022

    Versatile attackman Doyle transferring from NCAA Division I Siena

    After sitting out his freshman season at NCAA Division I Siena College in Albany, N.Y., rising sophomore attack/midfielder Peyton Doyle opted to transfer to Liberty this fall before visiting campus.

    June 17, 2022

    Flames land record five players on MCLA DI All-America teams

    Sophomore midfielder Keaton Mohs and freshman defender Matthew Walker doubled the number of MCLA All-America First Team selections the Flames have received over the years.

    May 25, 2022

    Flames eliminated in MCLA quarterfinals by Gamecocks’ fourth-quarter run

    Playing in 90-plus-degree temperatures, No. 3-seeded South Carolina (15-3) turned the tables on No. 6 Liberty (11-5), outscoring the Flames 7-2 in the fourth quarter after trailing 7-4 through three.

    May 10, 2022

    Sixth-seeded Flames hurdle No. 11 Lopes in MCLA DI National Tournament opener, 11-8

    The Flames advance to Tuesday’s 6:45 p.m. (EST) quarterfinal against No. 3 South Carolina in a rematch of Liberty's national quarterfinal loss in 2019, when the Gamecocks went on to take the title.

    May 9, 2022

    Flames focused on starting new season at MCLA DI national tournament in Texas

    Even after falling to No. 7 Clemson in the ALC Tournament semifinals, Liberty’s men’s lacrosse team enters next week’s MCLA DI National Championships seeded sixth and will face No. 11 Grand Canyon.

    May 3, 2022

    Defending champion Flames tripped up by Tigers in ALC Tournament semifinals, 12-11

    Clemson, ranked No. 7 in MCLA DI, upset No. 5 Liberty for the second time this season in Lynchburg, after edging the then-No. 1 Flames March 11, to set up Sunday's final against No. 1 Virginia Tech.

    April 30, 2022

    Fourth-ranked Flames fade down stretch in regular-season-ending clash at No. 2 Virginia Tech

    For its second straight showdown between top-five MCLA Division I teams, Liberty’s No. 4-ranked men’s lacrosse team came up on the short end of the stick, Friday night at No. 2 Virginia Tech, 8-5.

    April 15, 2022

    No. 4 Flames get another upset shot at No. 2 Virginia Tech on Friday night in Blacksburg

    Virginia Tech (11-1), which has won nine games in a row since losing to South Carolina, received 13 first-place votes, more than BYU (9), which remained at No. 1, and the 10-2 Flames (1).

    April 14, 2022

    ‘Midnight Mayhem’ men’s lacrosse matchup against No. 1 BYU will raise support for FCA Lacrosse in Ukraine

    One of the top matchups in MCLA Division I this season will pit Liberty's No. 3-ranked men’s lacrosse team against No. 1 BYU in an after-prime-time showdown streamed live on ESPN+ Friday at 11:59 p.m.

    April 6, 2022

    Flames fine-tune shot selection in 17-6 domination of new ALC North rival JMU

    In a first-ever meeting, Liberty’s No. 4-ranked men’s lacrosse team outscored the Dukes 6-0 in the first quarter and 4-0 in the third to pull away, clinching a first-round bye in the ALC tourney.

    April 3, 2022

    Flames ride Huskies to third straight home rout, expect dogfight Sunday against Dukes

    The Flames' No. 4-ranked men’s lacrosse team has won its past three games at the Liberty Lacrosse Fields by a combined 65-5 margin, including Saturday’s 22-2 triumph over Connecticut.

    April 2, 2022

    Miller led men’s lacrosse team’s transition to MCLA Division I before joining SELC and now Club Sports Hall of Fame

    Liberty's and the SELC's all-time leading scorer will be one of three inductees in the Club Sports Hall of Fame's Class of 2022, becoming the third representative from the men's lacrosse program.

    April 1, 2022

    Men’s lacrosse enjoys Spring Break in Philadelphia highlighted by first-ever win against Temple

    Liberty broke open a 4-3 game by outscoring the Owls, 7-3 in the second quarter and 7-2 in the third before shutting them out, 1-0 in the fourth, in Friday night's ALC North Region showdown at Drexel.

    March 19, 2022

    Flames get goals from 12 players, near shutout from defense in 21-1 hosing of Hoosiers

    Liberty's top-ranked MCLA Division I men's lacrosse team unleashed its offensive firepower in an impressive response after Friday's first loss to No. 4 Clemson, Sunday at the Liberty Lacrosse Fields.

    March 13, 2022

    Top-ranked Flames’ comeback bid against ALC South Region-leading Tigers foiled in OT

    Liberty erased a 5-1 deficit after the first quarter and 9-5 gap at the half to take its first lead early in the fourth, but allowed Clemson to tie it three times and win on a man-up goal in OT.

    March 12, 2022

    Men’s lacrosse rises to No. 1 in MCLA Division I Coaches Poll for first time

    Off to a 5-0 start including wins over 2019 national champion South Carolina and former SELC rival Florida, the Flames are No. 1 going into Friday's showdown with No. 4 Clemson, an ALC finals rematch.

    March 9, 2022

    Flames fend off Wolfpack’s second-half comeback bid, pull away for 13-10 win in Raleigh

    Liberty let an 8-4 halftime lead shrink to 9-8 entering the fourth quarter, when it outshot North Carolina State, 16-6, also winning the faceoff and ground ball battles throughout the ALC contest.

    March 5, 2022

    Men’s lacrosse improves to 3-0, 2-0 in ALC North, after overcoming Mountaineers

    Liberty opened an 8-2 lead on ALC North Region rival West Virginia before holding on for a 14-6 triumph to move into an early lead in the conference standings with a trip to NC State on tap next.

    February 27, 2022

    Flames prevent North Region rival Panthers from staging comeback in ALC opener

    Liberty improved to 3-0 all-time against Pittsburgh, fending off a 4-0 run early in the third quarter by outscoring its guests 5-1 in the fourth. The Flames will host West Virginia on Sunday at 3 p.m.

    February 26, 2022

    Men’s lacrosse overcomes reigning national champion Gamecocks in season opener, 9-8

    The No. 4 Flames opened a 4-1 lead, but were held to one goal over the next 25 minutes before rallying from two goals down and fending off SELC power South Carolina at the Liberty Lacrosse Fields.

    February 19, 2022

    Men’s lacrosse to host reigning national champion South Carolina in Saturday’s season opener

    No. 4 Liberty will honor its current and former players who participated in last year's inaugural ALC championship prior to the 5 p.m. game against the No. 7 Gamecocks at the Liberty Lacrosse Fields.

    February 17, 2022

    Men’s lacrosse gets early gauge of potential in scrimmage against Roanoke

    Liberty's coaching staff had an opportunity to assess its talent and experiment with its lineups and systems in Saturday's exhibition opener against the ODAC power at the Liberty Lacrosse Fields.

    February 7, 2022

    Men’s lacrosse ranked No. 4 in MCLA preseason coaches’ poll

    Liberty, which scrimmages Roanoke College on Feb. 5 before hosting reigning MCLA national champion South Carolina Feb. 19, matched its last official ranking in 2020, one spot below a 2019 best No. 3.

    January 26, 2022

    Men’s lacrosse brings attitude of gratitude to Fort Pickett in serving Afghans on base

    Liberty's players and coaching staff gained a new perspective on being content regardless of the circumstances they may find themselves in after visiting 10,000 Afghanistan guests at the nearby base.

    November 22, 2021

    Men’s lacrosse concludes fall season by holding off Hokies at home, 11-9

    The Flames got three goals from graduate attack Carter Elliott, a converted middie, and several saves by graduate goalie Ryan Reynolds to overcome an early 3-0 deficit at the Liberty Lacrosse Fields.

    October 29, 2021

    Flames finalize spring schedule; conclude fall ball Friday against Virginia Tech at Liberty Lacrosse Fields

    After testing its game readiness in scrimmages against NCAA Division II Queens and DIII Hampden-Sydney, Liberty will host the Hokies over CFAW before concluding its spring schedule at Virginia Tech.

    October 26, 2021

    Men’s lacrosse alumni, current players clash on field, reconcile at tailgate party 

    More than 30 alumni turned out for Friday night's annual alumni game, edging the current 33-man roster 11-10 on a last-second goal by former attack Chris Armstrong ('15).

    October 11, 2021

    Men’s lacrosse welcomes three new Division I teams to ALC

    Pitt, Temple, and JMU will be the three new additions to the Atlantic Lacrosse Conference's Division I with six more added to form an ALC Division II this season.

    October 5, 2021

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