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Randy Mearns ('92, MBA '02) - A three-year midfielder with the first Canisius College men’s lacrosse team, Mearns led his team in goals and points through his entire career. He earned records in singe season points in 1990 with 94, and ranks second in career points (190) and sixth in career goals (95). Mearns earned 49 assists for the single season record in the 1990, and is the all-time leader in career assists with 95. He helped the Canadian Junior National Team win silver medal at 1988 World Championships, as well as earning the MILL World Champion with Buffalo Bandits in 1993. In 1995 Mearns joined the Rochester Knighthawks and led team to four championship appearances in 1996, 1997, 1999 and 2000. With his help, the Knighthawks won the Champions Cup in 1997. Mearns was the World Cup of Lacrosse team captain of Team Canada in 1998, leading the team to silver medal. He also appeared in eight National Championships in the Canadian Junior A and Senior A Lacrosse Leagues from 1990 until 2000, winning six championships during that time. In 1996, Mearns was the assistant coach on the Canadian Junior National team and finished with a bronze medal at the World Championships. As a player, Mearns held a 12-27 career record. As of 1999, Mearns has been coaching the Canisius men’s lacrosse team, leading them to their first winning season in 2001 and first MAAC playoff appearance in 2003. Under his direction, Canisius made the playoffs in 2004, and shared the first regular-season title in school history in 2006. In 2008 they had a school-record 10 wins, tied for the regular season title, and won the school’s first tournament championship, advancing to the first-ever NCAA Tournament.