A Way of Life - Brandon Childs '04

A Way of Life - Brandon Childs '04

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:

Brandon Childs '04

To me the Lynchburg Lacrosse "Way of Life" is about showing up as a freshman in Lynchburg one way and leaving Lynchburg four years later as a better person. As I look back at my time at Lynchburg College, there are many things I am proud of. We won a lot of games together; we scored goals, won face-offs, got huge groundballs etc. Some of us were named all-conference and some All-Americans but all of these accomplishments don't really mean anything when you compare them to where we each are today.

When I was 22 years old and playing lacrosse at Lynchburg College I thought it was the best life had to offer. There was no better privilege than being able to play lacrosse with so many great people and for so many great coaches. My team, my coaches, and our goals were what I thought about all of the time. Those five and half years I was a part of the program, (4 as a player & 1 ½ as a coach) prepared me for a whole new level of commitment that was to come. Today I am 32 years old and I cannot think back to my time at Lynchburg College and not smile. However, those great memories do not even compare to what I cherish the most in my life today. I love my family. I have a wonderful wife and the greatest two children in the world. In my time at Lynchburg, Coach Koudelka taught me how to be excellent. If something could not be done, then find a way. If you are throwing a pass it better be to your teammate's ear. Today if I am raking leaves in the fall, then there better be nothing but green grass when I am finished. It's just a way of life!

My senior year we lost a heartbreaking game at Ohio Wesleyan to open up the season. We had a long bus ride back home and about 6 hours into the trip Coach Koudelka called me up to the front of the bus. I sat next to coach and glanced down at his note pad that had two words written in big bold letters. "Selfish Play" I was a little nervous as to where the conversation was going. We started to talk about everything and anything including selfish play. I took a lot away from that talk, but what I will remember forever came about 5 years later when I received an email from Coach after a big win for the team I was coaching. The email was a quick reference to that bus ride and how after about 7 hours in, our bus broke down. We got back to campus after 3 am that night.  5 years later Coach was emailing me to remind me that life has its ups and downs and regardless of how things go one day, we a have a responsibility to be great the next day. Coach told me that the very next morning after our OWU trip he had to get up and take his family to church. It was his responsibility. It was his chance to be excellent.

Today, I have a greater responsibility then I ever did at 22 years old. I have the responsibility of being an excellent husband and father. The Lynchburg Lacrosse "Way of Life" will prepare you for so many things beyond lacrosse, but what I am most thankful for is how it prepared me to be an excellent father. No matter how big or little the task, if it involves my wife or my kids I will get it done and to the best of my ability.

It's just a way of life.

David Armellini. 1984. Goalie.

President of Armellini Express Lines (a Transportation Management company).

Johnny Black. 2008. Midfielder.

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.

Nick Braun. Environmental Science Major. 2004. Goalie.

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.

Brian Catney. 1997. Attackman.

Business Consulting Director with KPMG.

Brandon Childs. 2004. Attackman.

Head Men's Lacrosse Coach at York College.

Chad Clark. 2006. Defenseman.

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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.

Franc Cook.2012. Goalie

Assistant Men's Lacrosse Coach, Arcadia University

Toby Costello. 2003. Attackman.

Real Estate Broker with Wheelhouse Investment Real Estate Brokerage.

Ryan Cranston. 2008. Midfielder.

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Sports Training Center Director in King of Prussia for Lacrosse Evolution.

Garrett Curran.
2008. Goaltender.

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.

Jeff Eggeling. 2009. Defenseman.

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.

Zack Greene. 2003. Midfielder.

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.

Jason Howell. 2002. Midfielder.

Sales Account Manager with Roxul, Inc.

Michael Huck. 2000. Goalie.

Captain, F/A-18 Fighter Pilot for the United States Marine Corps.

Marty Jakovics. 1999. Goalie.

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Architectural Sales Representative for Tremco, Inc.

Jason Jeffries. 2001. Attackman.

High school teacher and Lacrosse Coach.

Austin Jeter. 2010. Attackman.

IT Consultant for Avanade.

Ryan Johnson. 2003. Defenseman

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Chris Johnson. 2004. Goalie.

SIGINT Analyst (GS) for the Department of Defense.

David Kaye. 2003. Defenseman.

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.

Norby King. 2008. Goalie, FOGO.

Analyst for the Investment Firm, Transamerica Stable Value Solutions

Buddy Kitselman. 1998. Defenseman.

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).

Scott Lemen. 2010. Long Stick Midfielder.

Financial Representative for Northwestern Mutual.

Marc Lepore. 1992. Attackman.

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.

Jason Long. 2011. Midfielder.

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.

Jon Matta. 2010. Midfielder.

Consultant Manager at Highwater Management

Scott McAlee. 2006. Midfielder.

Fitness Director for Sport and Health.

Bill McCulloch.2005. Attackman.

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.

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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.

Chris Rainwater. 2012. LSM.

Kevin Reinecke. 2004. Attackman.

Account Manager with Apex Systems

Shane Roscher. 2010. Defenseman.

Trainer/Student at Xsport Fitness/Paramedic Student.

Brett Scarborough. 2001. Defenseman.

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.

Logan Short. 2003. Midfielder

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.

Joe Starsia. 2006. Defenseman.

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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.

Whit Tenent. History and English Double Major. 2004. Midfielder.

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Instructor of History and Lacrosse Coach at Memphis University School.

Adam Tinklepaugh. 2006. Attackman.

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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.

Paul Venturella. 2003. Midfielder.

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.

Steve Weis. 2008. Attack.


Andrew White. 2006. Midfielder.

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.

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