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:
Jordan Hirsch - Lynchburg Lacrosse , A Way of Life
Assistant Coach 2009, 2010
After my first year of college coaching I took a flight from New York to Richmond and drove down to Lynchburg College to interview with an extremely tall coach with glasses that I had met in passing and knew very little about.
At that point, as a 22 year old, I really only knew two things about what direction I wanted to go in my life. I wanted to continue my education and I wanted to coach lacrosse at the highest level I could.
Upon my arrival, I reintroduced myself to Coach Koudelka and after talking to him for approximately four minutes about the job description I decided that Lynchburg College was the best place for me to be in the next stage of my life.
It is hard to bottle up the Lynchburg Lacrosse way of life into a few thoughts or memories, but if I could only use one catch phrase I would say, "An infectious enthusiasm for improvement as a family".
Immediate examples are things like the first time I witnessed the midnight mile in all its glory, the monsoon game against Stevens Tech which had celebrations for every goal that echoed throughout the tri-state area, or a morning workout at Monument Terrace that becomes a much looked forward to tradition in the fall...and all of these things come back to "An infectious enthusiasm for improvement as a family".
However, it's the examples that not many see that really "hammer the nail" for me.
In my first time coaching in an alumni game Coach Koudelka was attending a banquet on campus right before face-off. He explained to me that the other coaches (Curran and Starsia) would be playing in the game, he would be reffing, and I would be coaching. In that moment the thing I cared most about was proving myself. As an outsider coming into a program that had coaches that played there and players that were wondering who you even were... you want to prove your worth to the group.
Before the game Coach was running from the banquet to get to the field, the alumni were on the field throwing around (telling me to start the game as soon as possible before they got tired), and the players were looking at me for a go ahead to get rolling . Needless to say, I was flustered. As my head spun, one of our seniors tapped me on the back and said, "Coach lets do this, we got your back." It was then that I realized that this team didn't really want me to "prove myself" they wanted me to be a part of their family. They wanted me to feel their enthusasm for lacrosse and their desire to get better every day...and it was and still is infectious.
As an educator and coach; I'm not sure I would be as motivated, as humble, and as enthusiastic if it weren't for my expreiences in Lynchburg. The relationships that I made in the short time that I was in Lynchburg are connections that will last a lifetime and that alone says volumes about Lynchburg College and its Men's Lacrosse Program.
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.
Assistant Men's Lacrosse Coach, Arcadia University
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.
Paralegal at Cravath, Swaine, and Moore LLP.
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.
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.
High school teacher and Lacrosse Coach.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.