Dave Pietramala is regarded as one of the top defensemen of all-time and is now a successful head coach. Pietramala was a three-time first-team All-American at Johns Hopkins, was twice selected as the top defensive player in the country and received the Lt. Raymond J. Enners Award as the USILA's top player in 1989.
Pietramala was an all-world selection at the 1990 and 1994 ILF World Championships and was named the outstanding performer at the 1990 championship. Pietramala became the head coach at Cornell in 1998 and was named the national coach of the year in 2000. He returned to Johns Hopkins as head coach in 2001 and won national championships in 2005 and 2007 while leading the Blue Jays to six NCAA final fours. He was the national coach of the year in 2002 and has been inducted into the US Lacrosse Long Island Chapter Hall of Fame.