The Lynchburg College athletic department each week showcases a question and answer feature with our Hornet of the Week. The 21st student-athlete selected this year is men's lacrosse senior Vin Curran. Curran was also selected by the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) office as men's lacrosse player of the week.
Vin was an instrumental part in the Hornets 13-12 upset over two-time defending National Champion and #1-ranked Salisbury University. Curran handled the majority of the faceoffs for the first time in his career, and won 60% of them. In addition he scooped up four groundballs. However, he scored two goals, with the second one coming with 15 seconds remaining. He then caused a turnover to prevent a potential game-tying goal.
Why did you choose Lynchburg College?
I choose Lynchburg College because of the strength of the lacrosse program, an opportunity to play for an incredible coach, in Coach Koudelka, and to along with that to get a great liberal arts education and be in a great school environment.
How do you think being a student-athlete has affected you personally?
Being able to play lacrosse in college has been an amazing opportunity. You learn life lessons on the field and in the classroom that will pay dividends in your future.
What is your favorite moment thus far as a Hornet?
There have been so many amazing memories, but our win this past weekend against Salisbury is one of the best ones I have now. Especially because it was the '03 team that beat those guys last. Our team had the honor of meeting that '03 team this past weekend at our faceoff dinner, which was also an awesome moment.
How have the coaches helped you in your progression as an overall student-athlete?
We've been fortunate enough to have one of the best coaches in all of lacrosse here, as we'll as incredible assistants that bend over backwards for this team. Our coaching staff has been filled with truly great individuals that are always doing things to help the players get better.
How did it feel to score the game-winner and upset the two-time defending national champions on your home field?
It was a pretty cool feeling, we had a play drawn out and everyone on the offense was doing their job and the middle opened up. We were able to bang one in. Now it's on to Franklin and Marshall.