Mark Bergey, a defenseman for the men's lacrosse program from 2003-06, was an integral member of Western New England teams that captured consecutive Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) New England Championships and emerged as a national contender in Division III.
The Ambler, Pa. native made an immediate impact for the Golden Bears, earning the first of his two Unsung Hero awards as a freshman in 2003. With Bergey helping to anchor the defensive unit, Western New England set the program record for wins (14) in 2004 and then matched that mark in 2005, with the squad claiming ECAC New England titles in both seasons.
Bergey served as a team co-captain during his senior campaign in 2006, as the Golden Bears went 8-0 in Pilgrim League play (14-3 overall) and finished the season ranked No. 22 in the final United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Division III Poll. A two-time All-Pilgrim League second team selection, he became just the second Western New England player to be selected for the prestigious USILA North-South Senior All-Star Game in 2006.
Bergey went on to serve as an assistant coach with the Western New England men's lacrosse program for two years following his graduation, and he is currently the Director of Operations for the men's lacrosse team at Ohio State University.