For immediate release – 1/9/2012 - #192
Hornet Coaches to Speak at US Lacrosse Convention
LYNCHBURG, VA - Lynchburg College men's lacrosse assistant coaches Chris Perzinski and Max Silberlicht will be speaking at the US Lacrosse Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on January 14th, 2012. The US Lacrosse Convention is held annually and is the largest educational opportunity for coaches, officials, and administrators, with over 5,000 in attendance. Perzinski and Silberlicht will be presenting their topic, "Pre-Practice Drills: What Do I Do With My Defensemen?"
The goal of this presentation is to share and educate the lacrosse community on some of the unique drills used at Lynchburg College to develop the individual defensemen's footwork, stickwork, and lacrosse IQ. Perzinski, as a former defensemen and current defensive coach for the Hornets understands how some of the early practice drills can become repetitive while goalies are getting warmed up and offense is taking shots. "We have developed a nice collection of drills that our players seem to appreciate and enjoy, creating a competitive atmosphere while teaching all fundamentals of the defense position," Coach Perzinski commented.
Perzinski is the current defense and man down coach of Lynchburg College. He graduated from Lynchburg College in 2008 and was named to the All-American third team, first team All ODAC conference, and Senior North South game participant. A two-time captain of the Hornets, Perzinski coached at Albemarle High School in Charlottesville, VA for the 2009 and 2010 seasons. He was also selected to help select, coach, captain, and play for the first Polish National Team that competed in the 2010 World Games held in Manchester, England.
Silberlicht currently serves as the offense, man up, and goalie coach of Lynchburg. A graduate of Hobart College in 2010, Silberlicht was named to the Academic-All America team that year. For his career, he posted a 9.24 goals against average with 18 wins, both firsts in the Hobart Career record books. He recorded 553 saves with a .576 save percentage, both of which are second all-time at the school.
"It is an honor and privilege to represent Lynchburg College and the lacrosse program at the USL Convention," said Silberlicht. "Thanks to the USL organization for the opportunity to present, and many thanks to the players at Lynchburg College for their effort and work put in every day to better themselves, our lacrosse program, and the college."