All-America and All-Met netminder from Robinson Secondary School, Washington College graduate, NCAA national champion, national collegiate goalie of the year, three-time All-America goaltender, North-South All-Star, head coach of St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes, VISAA championship coach, two-time VISAA Coach of the Year, camp instructor, clinician, and advocate of lacrosse.
When coach Tom Tufts took the reins of the Robinson High School lacrosse team in 1991, a young freshman goaltender was eager and ready to embark upon a path that would lead to the top of the lacrosse world. It was a fortunate pairing. Andy Taibl would learn much from coach Tufts, but most importantly, what he learned about communication, teamwork, and leadership became the keys to his future success.
Andy moved into a starting role as a sophomore at Robinson. Over the next three seasons, he earned regional all-star honors, and twice received All-Met recognition to go along with two state championships.
An inspiring leader, Andy enrolled at Washington College in 1994, where he started in the goal for four years, serving as team captain as a junior and senior. He earned All-America honors in his final three seasons, leading the Shoremen to three consecutive national championship finals, helping to clinch the Division III national championship in his final game as a collegian.
A three-time all-conference selection, Andy also led his team to three straight league titles. He received the C. Markland Kelly, Jr. Award in 1997 as the nation’s top goalkeeper. He finished his career with 711 saves and was selected to play in the North-South Senior All-Star game. Andy was named to the Athletic Hall of Fame at Washington College in 2010.
Following graduation, Andy worked for Lax World in Baltimore before he committed himself to coaching at St. Stephen’s & St, Agnes School in Alexandria, VA. Currently serving as the Director of Boy’s Athletics and in his sixth year as varsity lacrosse coach of the Saints, Andy has coached his team twice to the Interstate Athletic Conference championship finals. His team was twice named the Virginia Independent Schools state champions. Andy was selected as the 2007 and 2010 Virginia Independent School Athletic Association Lacrosse Coach of the Year, and the 2010 Alexandria Sportsman Club Coach of the Year.
Andy and his spouse Bethany reside in Springfield, VA with their newborn daughter, Bailey.