The Catholic University of America men's lacrosse program was started by head coach Brooks Singer 20 years ago and is now one of the premier programs in Landmark Conference, appearing the in the last three league championship games.
Catholic has been to the top of the mountain in 2015 and 2016, with the Cardinals winning the Landmark Conference Championship back to back, and gaining bids to the NCAA Tournament in consecutive years. Last season, the Cardinals enjoyed its best regular season in program history (13-2) and received votes in the USILA / Nike Top-20 Poll for the first time in program history; staying there for eight weeks.
Since 1998, has been a mission to establish the Cardinals men’s lacrosse program as a highly competitive team within NCAA Division III and the Landmark Conference. The system proved true by the program ascending to the top of the league and being placed among the nation's top teams.
The team has been successful behind multiple All-American, Scholar All-American, All-Landmark Conference, and All-Academic Landmark selections. Most recently in 2017, Tim Keith was selected as a USILA All-American, in addition to being selected as a USILA Scholar All-American along with Victor Licata and Bennett Bradley. The team was also honored with multiple IMLCA All-Region selections.
The Cardinals continue to remember and honor Junior Attackman and All-American selection Brendan Englert, who passed away in an accident in April, 2013.
The program’s philosophy encompasses a positive balance between academics and athletics to allow for success both on the field and in the classroom. The primary goal of the entire lacrosse coaching staff is to prepare each student-athlete for life after college, as well as to recognize the contributions that each individual brings to the program.
After graduating in 1995, he earned joint law and master’s degrees from Catholic University. Also coaches with local and national all-star teams, and he directs various group’s character development programs and is often invited to be a guest speaker for various schools and club programs.
Brooks Singer is also the director of CUA’s Capitol Lacrosse Camp, which takes place during the summer months and is a co-founder of the Adaptive Lacrosse Clinics held at Walter Reed Medical Center for recovering wounded soldiers.
Singer continues to work with the Wounded Warrior Project Lacrosse Program which focuses on character development for young lacrosse players, while raising awareness for wounded warriors who served this country. In addition, he served on the NCAA Division III All-American Committee, the NCAA Regional Advisory Committee, and the IMCLA Division III Rules Committee.
He also is a Lecturer at CUA’s Columbus School of Law, and an Adjunct Professor in CUA’s School of Business and Economics focusing in Sports and Business Law, and CUA’s Department of Sociology focusing on classes in Criminal Justice.
Previously, Singer had been employed as a Senior Investigator/Attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice in the Civil Rights Division.
He resides with his wife Natalie, their children Tenley, Capri, and Bronx, along with their dog Daisy Sue, in Washington, DC.