Lynchburg Lacrosse is a Way of Life. From the early days of the program to the most recent, each member of each graduating class can recite any number of moments in their careers that speak to this way of life. We do things a certain way around here and this way of life guides those who have come through this program in their careers and their lives. This is just a glimpse of what this way of life is all about as told by the great men of this program:
Brennen Green '10
It is hard to put into words and describe the experience, feeling and brand of Lynchburg Lacrosse to someone that has never been involved in the program. You will never be able to understand what it takes to be a Lynchburg Lacrosse player and what it means to wear that "L" on your chest and buckle up your helmet after singing the national anthem before a game, standing shoulder to shoulder with 50 of the best friends you'll ever have.
Lynchburg Lacrosse is a privilege. Ask any alumni and they will tell you they would go back and do it all over again without hesitation. It is a privilege to wake up at 6 AM in the fall and bust your butt up Monument Terrace, flip tires till exhaustion, and at the end of the day stand in a team huddle and listen to Coach remind us that we are better today than we were last week. We will be better tomorrow than we were last month because being a Lynchburg Lacrosse player means you are never satisfied. You cease every opportunity, every second of everyday.
As a senior in 2010 for spring break we headed up to Hoboken, New Jersey to play #13 Stevens Tech. As a team we were in an unfamiliar situation having started the season off 0-2. We were able to battle back to a 2-2 record, but as seniors we knew this spring break trip was going to set the tone for the rest of our season. We needed this win. The day before the game we headed to the field at Stevens Tech to practice. It was Cold and wet. Coach brought us in and explained that they 10-man ride everything. Their goalie, attackmen, and middies were all conference, and preseason All-Americans. All the odds were stacked against us.
A calm silence hung over the team the next morning as we boarded the bus and headed to the game. We were greeted with monsoon like conditions as we got off the bus and headed to the locker room. While the rain poured down and we took the field to shoot around and get loose not a single Stevens Tech player or parent was to be found. However as they always did, Eddie Bilinkas' family withstood the rain and cheered us on during the shoot around while Franc Cook's dad snapped photos from a nearby baseball dugout.
During that time I had a flashback to the 2008 season. During a stormy practice we stood on Shellenberger and listened to coach explain our first drill. We stood in two lines facing the endline and Coach rolled out a ball. The first two players in line had to sprint and dive to grab the ball. After everyone went through coach said, "Look, you're all soaked now. Nothing is going to change that, so lets just play."
So there it was. Our opportunity as the 2010 Lynchburg Lacrosse team to make a statement, the rain wasn't going to stop, and we were all going to get wet. All we had to do was play.
With a few minutes before game time Stevens Tech finally took the field, in full rain gear. Coach brought us in and through the rain and fog on his glasses he shouted "THEIR ENTIRE TEAM IS OUT HERE IN BOATHOUSE JACKETS, THEY DON'T WANT TO BE HERE, THIS GAME IS ALREADY OVER!" And it was. We played like savages. Seven minutes into the game we were up 6-0 and shut them out the first quarter. They tried to 10-man ride us, but Ethan Farrell was the one man clear breaking through and feeding Dylan Hoff for a time and room shot that stung the near side corner. Time after time their 10-man clear failed. Our sideline was in an uproar. For 60 minutes 51 Lynchburg Lacrosse players were relentless. The cold didn't faze us, the rain didn't stop us, and at halftime we went into the locker room up 12-3.
The final score was 16-10. As we kneeled in a circle around coach after the game, his glasses still fogged, he looked up at all of us and with a big grin on his face he said, "Let's take in this beautiful weather."
David Armellini. 1984. Goalie.
President of Armellini Express Lines (a Transportation Management company).
Senior Search Consultant (Recruiter) for Stephen James Associates.
Eddie Bilinkas. 2011. Midfielder
Student of Criminal Defense Lawyer at New England School of Law.
Leon Bournes. 2008. Midfielder.
Assistant Personal Training Director with Fitness First Health Clubs.
Project Environmental Scientist with Groundwater & Environmental Services (GES).
Chad Brown. 1995. Defenseman.
Regional Sales Manager with Boston Scientific.
Ryan Butler. 2010. Defenseman.
Legal Assistant with Pinto & Butler, Attorneys at Law.
Shawn Carson. 1995. Midfielder/Attackman.
Internal Wholesaler (Annuities Banker) with Wells Fargo.
Business Consulting Director with KPMG.
Head Men's Lacrosse Coach at York College.
Territory Manager Associate for the Medical Device Sales company, Applied Medical.
Todd Collier. 2007. Long Stick Midfielder.
Analyst for the Facility Operations company STGi.
Kevin Collins. 1994. Attack.
SVP, Director of Investment for MillerCoors.
Toby Costello. 2003. Attackman.
Real Estate Broker with Wheelhouse Investment Real Estate Brokerage.
Manager of Operations for the IT Staffing company, TEKsystems.
Chris Davis. 2001. Long Stick Midfielder.
Owner of StrikerDanger.
Chad Day. 2006. Midfielder.
General Manager for Servpro of St. Mary's and Calvert County.
Matthew Delaney. 2002. Midfielder.
Mortgage Loan Officer for Bank of America.
Lauren DelSignore. 2011. Athletic Trainer.
Certified Athletic Trainer and Graduate Student in Athletic Administration at Springfield College.
Chris Eggeling. 2011. Attackman.
Assistant Lacrosse Coach at Randolph College.
Admissions Counselor and Lacrosse Coach at Virginia Episcopal School (VES).
Christopher Evans. 2002. Defenseman.
Project manager for Paradigm Construction.
Brandon Fell. 2007. Defenseman.
Branch Account Executive in Corporate Sales for Sharp.
Peter Fleury. 1992. Defenseman.
Senior Project Manager with S&ME, Inc.
W.Emmett FitzGerald. 1997.
Director of Americas Sales for Aspect Capital, Inc.
Kyle Fortman. 2009. Midfielder.
Internal Communications Coordinator for Choice Hotels International.
Adam Gift. 2006. Midfielder.
Event Operations Manager at Marriott.
Jon Gilden. 2002. FOGO.
PE and Math Teacher at the Jemicy School.
Pawel Godlewski. 2006. Midfielder.
Digital Activation and Analytic's Manager with Starcom Mediavest.
Brennen Green. 2010. FOGO.
Coach for Rhino Lacrosse.
Certified Public Accountant (Supervisor) with HeimLatnz, P.C.
Paul Guarino. 1989. Long Stick Midfielder
President Path Medical Products, LLC.
Jon Hadfield. 1996. Defenseman/Long Stick Midfielder.
Senior Associate (Attorney) with Sutherland Allen & Overy LLP.
Lucas Henn. 2002. Defenseman.
Park Technician with Portland Parks and Recreation.
B.J. Hinkle. 1994. Midfielder.
Sales Account Manager with Automatic Data Processing.
Jordan Hirsch. Masters Degree, 2010. Assistant Coach.
Special Education Teacher and Lacrosse Coach in the Hendrick Hudson School District.
Tuck Holman. 1989. Long Stick Midfielder.
Vice President, Senior Financial Advisor, PIA Portfolio Manager for Merrill Lynch Wealth Management.
Sales Account Manager with Roxul, Inc.
Michael Huck. 2000. Goalie.
Captain, F/A-18 Fighter Pilot for the United States Marine Corps.
Architectural Sales Representative for Tremco, Inc.
Austin Jeter. 2010. Attackman.
IT Consultant for Avanade.
SIGINT Analyst (GS) for the Department of Defense.
Financial Advisor with Scott & Stringfellow. Also, Assistant Lacrosse coach at St. Stephens and St. Agnes School.
Brian Kemper. 2006. Midfielder.
Web developer with the Information Technology company, Message Systems.
Aaron Khouri. 2010. Midfielder.
OS Deckhand with the Marine Oil Shipping group, Vane Brothers.
Analyst for the Investment Firm, Transamerica Stable Value Solutions
Sales Specialist with Thomson Reuters.
John Kuczo. 1988. Attackman.
President of Kuczo Tree & Lawn Care LLC.
Andrew Layman. 1992. Defenseman.
Assistant General Manager for the Wilmington Blue Rocks (Minor League Baseball).
Financial Representative for Northwestern Mutual.
Detective Sargent with the Norwalk Police Department.
Scott Link. 2003. Defenseman.
Manager of Federal Government Accounts for Right Resources.
Jon Lombardo. 2012. Defenseman.
Assistant Men's Lacrosse Coach at Lynchburg College.
Management Assistant with Enterprise Rent-a-Car
Bob Mark. 1985. Defenseman.
Chief Medical Sales Officer with Liberty Medical.
Matt Martini. 2002. Attackman.
Math Teacher at Oakland Mills High School.
Joe Matta. 2003. Midfielder.
Consultant with Synthes.
Consultant Manager at Highwater Management
Scott McAlee. 2006. Midfielder.
Fitness Director for Sport and Health.
Auditor in the Quality Control Department of George Mason Mortgage, LLC. Also, Boys Lacrosse Coach at W.T. Woodson High School, VA.
Brian McCulloch. 2007. Attackman.
Deputy of Operations for the International Tourism company, Military Historical Tours, Inc.
Bob McGrath. 2009. Defenseman.
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative (Project Manager/Consultant) with The Remedy Group.
Andrew McKenna. 1999. Defenseman.
CEO of the Advisory and Finance group, Mckenna and Associates.
Brent Meyer. 1994. Attackman.
Owner/President of CLP Painting, Inc.
James Mitchell. 1991. Defenseman.
President of the contracting company, Superior Paving Corp.
Stephen Morris. 2002. Attackman.
Head Superintendent with the General Contracting company, Morris Construction Company, LLC.
Mikey Mundorf. 2009. Attackman.
Field Engineer/Project Lead for Cressnetwork Services.
Randy Nace. 1994. Goalie.
Mortgage Loan Officer with Aliant Bank.
Josh Paris. 2001. Attackman.
Director of Contracts for the Government Contracting company, MAG Defense Services, LLC.
Chris Perzinski. 2008. Defenseman.
Assistant Men's Lacrosse Coach at Gettysburg College.
Kurt Peter. 2009. Goalie.
Director of Catering/Chef at The Richmond Flying Squirrels.
Phil Polizzotti. 1989. Defenseman.
Principal/Sr. Manager of the Marketing/Networking organization ExcelTi-SOC. Also the Head Lacrosse Coach at Westfield High School, Chantilly, VA.
Ryan Poteet. 2007. Midfielder/Defenseman.
Law Student at Chapman University School of Law.
Ryan Quick. 2007. Midfielder.
Property Manager for the commercial Real Estate company, Monday Properties.
Kevin Reinecke. 2004. Attackman.
Account Manager with Apex Systems
Shane Roscher. 2010. Defenseman.
Trainer/Student at Xsport Fitness/Paramedic Student.
Vice President of JP Morgan Securities.
Terry Schrecker. 2006. Midfielder.
Bartender at Mott Canyon Bar and Grill.
Jeff Schwartz. 2012. FOGO.
Assistant Men's Lacrosse Coach at Lynchburg College
Nick Sfakianos. 2001. Midfielder
Consultant with Synthes.
Max Silberlicht. Master's Degree, 2012. Assistant Coach.
Assistant Men's Lacrosse Coach at Bowdoin College.
Andy Sinclair. 2003. Midfielder.
Head Lacrosse Coach at Randolph College.
Tom Sipple. 1991. Attackman.
Vice President of the Digital Media group, InterActive Corp.
Phil Smith. 1986. Midfielder/Attackman.
Vice President of Community and Southern Bank.
Assistant Men's Lacrosse Coach at Colgate University.
Taylor Stehlgens. 2008. Midfielder.
Connections Associate for the Media Agency, Starcom Mediavest.
Dennis Sullivan. 1997. Defenseman.
Teacher and Lacrosse Coach at North County High School.
Tom Sullivan. 1990. Midfielder.
Account Executive with Universal Studios Home Entertainment.
Instructor of History and Lacrosse Coach at Memphis University School.
Medical Physician with Intermountain Medical Center.
Tyler Tolson. 2009. Attackman.
Sales and Marketing Assistant with the Energy Efficiency company, Phoenix Energy Technologies.
Ed Troy. 1996. Attackman.
Senior Refined Products Broker (Commodities Broker) with PVM Futures, Inc.
Brandon Uyeno. 2005. Defenseman.
Business Development Manager (Sales) for Siemens Industry Inc.
Joe Venturella. 1999. Defenseman.
Analytical Development Chemist with Patheon Pharmaceuticals.
Purchasing Agent with Architect of the Capitol.
Matt Ward. 1997. Defenseman.
Purchasing Manager for the custom homebuilding company, Future Homes, Inc.
Bill Washington. 1985. Midfielder, Defenseman.
Managing Director/Partner with the securities business, Capitol Securities Management.
Sr. Consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton.
Bart Wilson. 1979. Goalie.
EMT/Driver working in Patient Transport for Centra Health.
Andrew Wilfong. 2012. Midfielder.
Assistant Men's Lacrosse Coach at Lynchburg College.
Rob Wittstadt. 2007. Midfielder.
Location Scout for the production of ABC's television show "The River."
Ben Wright. 2012. Defenseman.
Medical Recruiter at the Judge Group.