On Tuesday June 28, 2011 the Rochester Rattlers announced that Tim Soudan would assume the team’s head coaching duties effective immediately. The Fairport, NY native became the third head coach in the Rattlers nine-year franchise history. He inherited a team that was 0-6 in the first half of the 2011 Major League Lacrosse season.
Tim Soudan played with the Rochester Rattlers from 2001 to 2003. He appeared in 31 games and scored 35 goals (3 2-pt goals) with 9 assists for 47 points. Soudan took 120 shots on goal and collected 59ground balls over his three year career. He logged 3:30 in penalty minutes, went 3 for 4 at the x, and scored 4 power play goals for the Rattlers.
Soudan also played 15 years of professional box lacrosse- 11 of those with his hometown Rochester Knighthawks. Soudan played with Rochester from the team’s inception in 1995 through the 2005 season. He played 125 games with the Knighthawks and scored 156 goals with 161 assists for 317 points. His best single season came in 200 when he scored 29 goals and added 21 assists. In 1997 he won the team’s “Seventh Man Award” for his consistent hard work and dedication. He was a member of the Rochester Knighthawks 1997 NLL Championship team. He was a part of the Knighthawks run of 11 playoff teams in 11 consecutive years. Soudan was an alternate captain in 2003. He was named to the franchise’s All-Time Team in 2004. Tim Soudan returned to the Knighthawks to serve as assistant General Manager in 2008.
In college, Tim Soudan was a two time All-American at the University of Massachusetts where he played for legendary coach Dick Garber. Soudan was also a two-time gold medal winner with Team USA in the World Lacrosse Championships in 2004 and 2008.
Tim Soudan is a member of the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame and the Rochester Knighthawks Hall of Fame.
He currently resides in Fairport, New York and is a physical education teacher with the Fairport Central School District.