|Title:||Director of Lacrosse | Head Coach|
Jason Lamb is the director of lacrosse at Southern Virginia University.
Lamb oversees the Southern Virginia men’s and women’s lacrosse programs and serve as head men’s lacrosse coach as both teams enter their first year of competition in the highly-competitive NCAA Division III Capital Athletic Conference.
Lamb comes to Southern Virginia from the University of Notre Dame, where he has served as director of operations for men’s lacrosse since February 2012. During Lamb’s two seasons at Notre Dame, The Fighting Irish reached the NCAA Division I Championship semifinal and quarterfinal rounds in 2012 and 2013, respectively.
Prior to his tenure at Notre Dame, Lamb was the director of lacrosse at NCAA Division II Adams State College in Alamosa, Colo., from 2010 to 2012. He oversaw the start-up of the Grizzlies men’s and women’s lacrosse programs prior to their inaugural season as members of the Western Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association in 2011.
During the summer of 2011, Lamb also joined the Denver Outlaws of Major League Lacrosse as an assistant coach. His connection with the Outlaws helped facilitate a match between Adams State and WILA-rival Colorado Mesa University at Mile High Stadium.
From 1995 to 2010, Lamb was the head men’s lacrosse coach at Brigham Young University amassing a 213-69 (.755) record and guiding the Cougars to three Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association national championships and seven Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Conference titles during his tenure. In 2006, Lamb was named MCLA Coach of the Year.
Lamb was also instrumental in organizing the MCLA—a national organization for institutions that do not sponsor intercollegiate lacrosse at the varsity level—and served as the MCLA’s president from 1997 to 2003. BYU is currently a Division I-affiliate of the MCLA, while Southern Virginia competed at the MCLA’s Division II-level from 2004 to 2012.
As a student at BYU, Lamb had a standout career on the men’s lacrosse team serving as an on-field coach and team captain during his junior and senior seasons. Following graduation, he became the Cougars’ first-ever non-playing coach.
Lamb has also been successful head coach at the international level of lacrosse leading the USA West All-Stars to a 34-5 (.872) mark to go along with several international titles, including the 2002 Open Division Championship at the Lacrosse Federation World Games in Perth, Australia, the 2004 Prague Cup in Prague, Czech Republic, and the 2006 ASPAC Championship in Osaka, Japan.
The Rocky Point, N.Y., native graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s degree in Italian. He served a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Rome, Italy.
Jordan Sorensen is the assistant women’s lacrosse coach and admissions system administrator at Southern Virginia University.
As a scholar-athlete at Southern Virginia, Sorensen played goalie for the men’s lacrosse team from 2005-07 and 2009-11, taking time between his sophomore and junior campaigns to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Bilbao, Spain. He was a three-time team captain for the Knights and finished his career as the program’s all-time leader in both total saves and save percentage.
Sorenson's coaching career began in 2006 as an assistant coach at his alma mater Poway High School. Following his experience at Poway, he served as an assistant lacrosse coach at Southern Virginia for both the men’s and women’s programs in 2006, while still a student attending the university. After graduating from Southern Virginia in 2011 with a degree in Business Management and Leadership, Sorensen resumed his role as assistant lacrosse coach for the men's and women's teams.
Sorenson and his wife, Jessica, live in Buena Vista, Va.
Cydney Allbee is a new assistant women's lacrosse coach for Southern Virginia University. The Orem, Utah native has had the privilege of playing the sport for 10 years with two years of experience coaching high school women's lacrosse.
Her playing career began just before high school and then she competed four years on Orem High School's varsity team. After high school, Cyd coached Orem HS' varsity team where she met Jason Lamb, who recruited her to play for him at Adams State College in Alamosa, Colo., where she became the team captain.
Following Adams State, Allbee became head coach of the Timpanogos HS girls lacrosse team, leading the Timberwolves to an undefeated state championship in the spring of 2012. In the fall of 2012, she moved to Buena Vista, Va., to play lacrosse for Southern Virginia. Cyd became team captain for the women's team and ended the season as their all-around MVP defensive player. She will coach and attend school during fall semester 2013 at Southern Virginia where she will finish her degree in history.