WLAX: Torin Varn Named Assistant Women’s Lacrosse Coach At Hofstra

Hempstead, NY – Hofstra University Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach Shannon Smith announced today the appointment of Torin Varn to the position of assistant women’s lacrosse coach. Varn will serve as the team’s offensive coordinator.

“I am excited to welcome Torin to our staff here at Hofstra,” commented Smith. “Torin will be a great addition to the Hofstra Women’s Lacrosse program and his knowledge and willingness to learn will be great assets for our student-athletes. I am also thrilled to add someone to our staff with such a passion and love for our University and lacrosse programs.”

Varn, a 2014 graduate of Hofstra with a degree in history, was a four-year member of the Pride Men’s Lacrosse team and earned All-Colonial Athletic Association honors in his senior campaign.

Varn joins the Hofstra program after serving as a volunteer assistant men’s lacrosse coach at Mount St. Mary’s (MD) for the past season. He served as the offensive coordinator for the team and helped four players to all-conference accolades and two players earn spots in the North-South All-Star Game. Varn also assisted in recruiting and handling equipment.

Prior to his position at Mount St. Mary’s, Varn was a graduate assistant coach with the Stevenson men’s lacrosse program from 2014 to 2016. He handled a multitude of tasks with the Mustangs, including recruiting, practice planning, development and academic support.

Varn, a native of Ithaca, New York, also earned his first all-conference honor in 2014 by being named to the All-CAA second team. He started all 16 games on attack as a senior. Varn recorded career-highs of 32 goals, five assists and 37 points and led the team in goals and was second in points. He finished out his career with back-to-back 30-goal seasons. For his career he had 73 goals, nine assists and 82 points.

Varn has also worked various lacrosse camps as part of the Hopkins Hofstra Elite Lax Camp and has extensive volunteer experience with the HEADstrong Foundation, Tunnel to Towers Run and Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts.

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