Alumni Feature - Ryan Cranston '08

Alumni Feature - Ryan Cranston '08

I chose to attend Lynchburg College because when I stepped on the campus and walked around it felt right.  Those feelings were then reinforced by the coaching staff.  I had an amazing four years at Lynchburg and highly doubt that I would have had the same great experience anywhere else.

Greatest memories while at Lynchburg have to be winning the ODAC championship in '05 and '08.  Both were different feelings because of my role on the team but both were an experience I wouldn't exchange for anything.  Some other great memories were beating Roanoke as a Senior at Roanoke and knocking them out of the ODAC tournament.  It's always a great memory to beat a team that you hated more than anything.  Freshman year when we made it to the Elite 8 and stayed in the dorms as a team.  We had a lot of fun together, it didn't matter if people were on or off campus.  That team was a family and it started with the three seniors Billy, Tex, and Greer.

Lynchburg has helped me in a ton of different ways.  I have had so many opportunities to play/work and be around such great people because of my experience at Lynchburg.  There are not many Division III athletes that can say they got a chance at the next level. Lynchburg's tough practices and game schedule prepared me to play against the top players in the world.  

In 2008, my sister-in-law was diagnosed with leukemia.  Over the next two years while she battled and after she lost her battle my times at Lynchburg with the lacrosse team taught me how to persevere through a tough time.  It taught me the importance of family and how to be there for everyone around you.  Without my experiences with Coach Koudelka I would not have been as prepared for that life altering situation.  

Lynchburg was a life coach for me.  Coach Koudelka was my lacrosse coach and my mentor. To this day we still stay in touch and if there is one thing that I have realized from my time at Lynchburg College and my time on the men's lacrosse team it is that true strength comes from belief in yourself, and it is reinforced through a strong support system.  Lynchburg was and still is part of my support system.  

Ryan Cranston '08

A Way of Life- Nick Braun '04
September 14, 2012 A Way of Life- Nick Braun '04
No Event
No Event
No Event
Sat Jan 05
Final
42 Lynchburg
53 at East. Mennonite
Sat Jan 05
Final
89 Lynchburg
75 at Shenandoah
Mon Jan 07
Final
69 Washington and Lee
75 Lynchburg
Wed Jan 09
Final
50 Hollins
66 Lynchburg
Wed Jan 09
Final
87 No. 22 Lynchburg
73 at Emory & Henry
Sat Jan 12
Final
59 Lynchburg
63 at No. 21 Emory & Henry
Sat Jan 12
Final
66 Va. Wesleyan
68 No. 22 Lynchburg
Wed Jan 16
Final
76 Guilford
85 Lynchburg
Thu Jan 17
Final
82 No. 17 Lynchburg
79 at Washington and Lee
Fri Jan 18
vs. VMI Keydet Invitational
@ Lexington, Va.
Sat Jan 19
vs. VMI Keydet Invitational
@ Lexington, Va.
Sat Jan 19
Final
77 Lynchburg
68 at Bridgewater (Va.)
Sat Jan 19
Final - OT
78 No. 17 Lynchburg
66 at East. Mennonite
Wed Jan 23
Final
66 Lynchburg
55 at Randolph
Wed Jan 23
Final - OT
88 Guilford
82 No. 14 Lynchburg
Track Suits & Sneakers Game
Fri Jan 25
vs. Liberty University Kickoff
@ Lynchburg, Va.
Sat Jan 26
vs. Liberty University Kickoff
@ Lynchburg, Va.
Sat Jan 26
Final
65 Roanoke
77 Lynchburg
Alumni Day
Sat Jan 26
Final
70 No. 12 Randolph-Macon
64 No. 14 Lynchburg
Alumni Day/Coaches vs. Cancer Week
Wed Jan 30
Final - OT
61 Emory & Henry
59 Lynchburg
Wed Jan 30
Final
56 No. 21 Lynchburg
78 at Roanoke
Sat Feb 02
vs. At The Last Minute Invitational
@ Roanoke College, Salem, Va. Note schedule change
Sat Feb 02
Final
80 Bridgewater (Va.)
77 No. 21 Lynchburg
Sat Feb 02
3:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Virginia
Wed Feb 06
Final
67 Lynchburg
63 at Ferrum
Wed Feb 06
Final
76 Lynchburg
64 at Ferrum
Fri Feb 08
vs. VMI Winter Relays
@ Lexington, Va.
Fri Feb 08
Final
7 No. 6 Texas Christian
1 Lynchburg
Sat Feb 09
vs. VMI Winter Relays
@ Lexington, Va.
Sat Feb 09
Final
11 No. 2 Salisbury
9 No. 16 Lynchburg
Sat Feb 09
Final - 5 innings
11 Lynchburg
0 at Methodist
Note time change
Sat Feb 09
Final
61 East. Mennonite
68 Lynchburg
Play4Kay Game
Sat Feb 09
Final - 5 innings
9 Lynchburg
1 at Methodist
Sat Feb 09
4:00 PM
Southern Virginia
Lynchburg
Scrimmage
Sat Feb 09
4:00 PM
Catawba
Lynchburg
Scrimmage
Sat Feb 09
Final
70 Shenandoah
96 Lynchburg
Senior Day
Sun Feb 10
t-6th/8
at Randolph IHSA
Wed Feb 13
Final
72 Lynchburg
78 at Roanoke
Wed Feb 13
Final
91 Lynchburg
80 at Hampden-Sydney
Fri Feb 15
vs. Virginia Tech Challenge
@ Blacksburg, Va.
Sat Feb 16
vs. Virginia Tech Challenge
@ Blacksburg, Va.
Sat Feb 16
6th/8
at Bridgewater IHSA
Sat Feb 16
Final
11 No. 17 Lynchburg
8 at No. 19 Franklin & Marshall
Sat Feb 16
Final
2 Lynchburg
0 at Maryville (Tenn.)
Sat Feb 16
Final
57 Shenandoah
49 Lynchburg
Senior Day | CODE RED Game
Sat Feb 16
Final
1 Lynchburg
9 at Maryville (Tenn.)
Sun Feb 17
Cancelled
Lynchburg
at Maryville (Tenn.)
Tue Feb 19
Final
4 Lynchburg
5 at Averett
Moved from Feb. 20
Thu Feb 21
Final
74 Roanoke
72 vs. Lynchburg
@ Salem, Va. (Salem Civic Center) Game 6 - ODAC Quarterfinals
Fri Feb 22
Final
1 Ferrum
8 Lynchburg
at Crosswhite Athletic Club, Note time change
Fri Feb 22
3rd - 04:09
50 Lynchburg
49 vs. Washington and Lee
@ Salem Civic Center in Salem, Va. Game 6 - ODAC Quarterfinals
Sat Feb 23
at Hollins IHSA
Sat Feb 23
Cancelled
Lynchburg
vs. No. 5 Rowan
@ Cary, N.C. Grand Slam Triangle Classic
Sat Feb 23
Cancelled
Olivet
vs. Lynchburg
@ Cary, N.C. Grand Slam Triangle Classic
Sat Feb 23
12:00 PM
Lynchburg
at No. 8 Mary Washington
Sat Feb 23
1:00 PM
No. 8 Cabrini
No. 15 Lynchburg
Sun Feb 24
vs. ODAC Indoor Championships
@ Roanoke College, Salem, Va.
Sun Feb 24
10 a.m.
Lynchburg IHSA
Sun Feb 24
Cancelled
Lynchburg
vs. Emory
@ Cary, N.C. Grand Slam Triangle Classic
Sun Feb 24
Cancelled
Lynchburg
vs. Greensboro
@ Cary, N.C. Grand Slam Triangle Classic
Sun Feb 24
12:30 PM
Lynchburg
at William Peace
Sun Feb 24
2:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Methodist
Sun Feb 24
2:30 PM
Lynchburg
at William Peace
Sun Feb 24
5:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Methodist
Tue Feb 26
2:30 PM
Lynchburg
vs. Ferrum
@ Moved from Feb. 23
Fri Mar 01
2:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Guilford
Sat Mar 02
vs. Roanoke Last Chance Qualifier
@ Salem, Va.
Sat Mar 02
10:00 AM
St. Mary's (Md.)
Lynchburg
Sat Mar 02
10:00 AM
St. Mary's (Md.)
Lynchburg
Sat Mar 02
12:00 PM
Geneva
Lynchburg
Suicide Awareness Day
Sat Mar 02
12:00 PM
Penn St.-Harrisburg
Lynchburg
Sat Mar 02
1:00 PM
Lynchburg
at York (Pa.)
One Love Foundation Game
Sat Mar 02
1:00 PM
Frostburg St.
Lynchburg
Sat Mar 02
2:00 PM
Guilford
Lynchburg
Sat Mar 02
2:00 PM
Geneva
Lynchburg
Sat Mar 02
3:00 PM
Penn St.-Harrisburg
Lynchburg
Sun Mar 03
12:00 PM
York (Pa.)
Lynchburg
Sun Mar 03
12:00 PM
York (Pa.)
Lynchburg
Sun Mar 03
1:00 PM
Penn St.-Harrisburg
Lynchburg
Mon Mar 04
Hill City Invitational, Boonsboro CC, Lynchburg, Va. -- Day 1
Tue Mar 05
Hill City Invitational, Boonsboro CC, Lynchburg, Va. -- Day 2
Tue Mar 05
2:00 PM
Salem
Lynchburg
Tue Mar 05
2:00 PM
William Peace
Lynchburg
Tue Mar 05
3:00 PM
William Peace
Lynchburg
Tue Mar 05
4:00 PM
Salem
Lynchburg
Wed Mar 06
3:00 PM
Lynchburg
at William Peace
Wed Mar 06
4:00 PM
Gwynedd Mercy
Lynchburg
Fri Mar 08
vs. NCAA Division III Indoor Championships
@ Boston, Mass.
Fri Mar 08
vs. UNCW Seahawk Invitational
@ Wilmington, N.C.
Fri Mar 08
2:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Salem
Sat Mar 09
vs. NCAA Division III Indoor Championships
@ Boston, Mass.
Sat Mar 09
vs. UNCW Seahawk Invitational
@ Wilmington, N.C.
Sat Mar 09
12:00 PM
Lynchburg
vs. TCNJ
@ Salisbury, Md. Salisbury Invitational
Sat Mar 09
12:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Washington and Lee
Sat Mar 09
1:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Bridgewater (Va.)
Sat Mar 09
1:00 PM
Columbia (S.C.)
Lynchburg
Sat Mar 09
2:00 PM
Lynchburg
vs. TCNJ
@ Salisbury, Md. Salisbury Invitational
Sat Mar 09
3:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Washington and Lee
Sun Mar 10
TBA
Lynchburg
vs. Gordon
@ Hilton Head Invitational, Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Sun Mar 10
12:00 PM
Cortland
vs. Lynchburg
@ Salisbury, Md. Salisbury Invitational
Sun Mar 10
2:00 PM
Lynchburg
vs. Elizabethtown
@ U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame, Sparks, Md.
Sun Mar 10
2:00 PM
Cortland
vs. Lynchburg
@ Salisbury, Md. Salisbury Invitational
Mon Mar 11
12:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Salisbury
Mon Mar 11
2:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Salisbury
Tue Mar 12
TBA
Lynchburg
vs. Milligan
@ Hilton Head Invitational, Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Tue Mar 12
TBA
Lynchburg
vs. Milligan
@ Hilton Head Invitational, Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Tue Mar 12
10:00 AM
Lynchburg
vs. Swarthmore
@ Joe DiMaggio Sports Complex, Clearwater, Fla.
Tue Mar 12
3:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Mary Washington
Thu Mar 14
vs. Alan Connie Shamrock Invitational
@ Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Thu Mar 14
TBA
Lynchburg
vs. Mount Union
@ Hilton Head Invitational, Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Thu Mar 14
TBA
Lynchburg
vs. Mount Union
@ Hilton Head Invitational, Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Thu Mar 14
2:30 PM
Lynchburg
at Chris. Newport
Thu Mar 14
4:30 PM
Lynchburg
at Chris. Newport
Thu Mar 14
7:00 PM
Meredith
vs. Lynchburg
@ Joe DiMaggio Sports Complex, Clearwater, Fla.
Fri Mar 15
vs. Alan Connie Shamrock Invitational
@ Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Fri Mar 15
1:00 PM
Rutgers-Camden
Lynchburg
Moved from Feb. 23
Fri Mar 15
8:30 PM
Lynchburg
at Stevenson
Mustang Classic
Sat Mar 16
vs. Alan Connie Shamrock Invitational
@ Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Sat Mar 16
12:00 PM
East. Mennonite
Lynchburg
Sat Mar 16
1:30 PM
Mary Washington
Lynchburg
Sat Mar 16
3:00 PM
East. Mennonite
Lynchburg
Sat Mar 16
3:30 PM
Mary Washington
Lynchburg
Sat Mar 16
6:15 PM
Wesleyan (Conn.)
vs. Lynchburg
@ Stevenson University, Owings Mills, Md. Mustang Classic
Tue Mar 19
3:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Washington and Lee
Wed Mar 20
3:00 PM
Hampden-Sydney
Lynchburg
CODE RED Game
Wed Mar 20
5:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Ferrum
Wed Mar 20
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Ferrum
Thu Mar 21
3:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Mary Baldwin
Fri Mar 22
Dr. Jack M. Toms Alumni Invitational
Fri Mar 22
3:00 PM
Tufts
Lynchburg
Sat Mar 23
Dr. Jack M. Toms Alumni Invitational
Sat Mar 23
at University of Virginia IHSA
Sat Mar 23
12:00 PM
Ferrum
Lynchburg
Sat Mar 23
1:00 PM
Randolph-Macon
Lynchburg
Military Appreciation Day
Sat Mar 23
2:00 PM
Averett
Lynchburg
Sat Mar 23
3:00 PM
Randolph-Macon
Lynchburg
Sat Mar 23
3:00 PM
Ferrum
Lynchburg
Sat Mar 23
7:00 PM
Randolph
Lynchburg
HEADstrong Foundation Game
Sun Mar 24
at IHSA Regionals at University of Virginia
Sun Mar 24
3:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Hampden-Sydney
Tue Mar 26
3:00 PM
Randolph
Lynchburg
Tue Mar 26
3:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Va. Wesleyan
Tue Mar 26
5:00 PM
Randolph
Lynchburg
Wed Mar 27
5:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Chris. Newport
Thu Mar 28
3:00 PM
Bridgewater (Va.)
Lynchburg
Thu Mar 28
3:00 PM
Averett
Lynchburg
Fri Mar 29
3:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Roanoke
Sat Mar 30
at McDaniel Spring Invitational, The Bridges GC, Abbottstown, Pa. -- Day 1
Sat Mar 30
vs. Blue & Silver Challenge
@ Christopher Newport University, Newport News, Va.
Sat Mar 30
12:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Emory & Henry
Sat Mar 30
1:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Bridgewater (Va.)
Sat Mar 30
1:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Shenandoah
Sat Mar 30
1:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Shenandoah
Sat Mar 30
3:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Shenandoah
Sat Mar 30
3:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Emory & Henry
Sat Mar 30
4:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Shenandoah
Sun Mar 31
at McDaniel Spring Invitational, The Bridges GC, Abbottstown, Pa. -- Day 2
Sun Mar 31
1:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Bridgewater (Va.)
Sun Mar 31
1:30 PM
Lynchburg
at Emory & Henry
Sun Mar 31
1:30 PM
Lynchburg
at Emory & Henry
Sun Mar 31
3:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Bridgewater (Va.)
Tue Apr 02
4:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Washington and Lee
Tue Apr 02
7:00 PM
Ferrum
Lynchburg
Wed Apr 03
3:00 PM
Guilford
Lynchburg
Wed Apr 03
3:00 PM
Randolph-Macon
Lynchburg
Wed Apr 03
5:00 PM
Guilford
Lynchburg
Wed Apr 03
6:00 PM
Roanoke
Lynchburg
Thu Apr 04
vs. Colonial Relays
@ College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Va.
Fri Apr 05
at Camp Lejeune Intercollegiate, Paradise Point GC, Camp Lejeune, N.C. -- Day 1
Fri Apr 05
vs. Colonial Relays
@ College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Va.
Fri Apr 05
3:30 PM
Va. Wesleyan
Lynchburg
Fri Apr 05
7:00 PM
Roanoke
Lynchburg
Sat Apr 06
at Camp Lejeune Intercollegiate, Paradise Point GC, Camp Lejeune, N.C. -- Day 2
Sat Apr 06
vs. Colonial Relays
@ College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Va.
Sat Apr 06
vs. IHSA Zones at University of Virginia
@ University of Virginia
Sat Apr 06
12:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Shenandoah
Sat Apr 06
1:00 PM
Va. Wesleyan
Lynchburg
CODE RED Day | Ovarian Cancer Awareness Day
Sat Apr 06
1:00 PM
Ferrum
Lynchburg
Sat Apr 06
2:30 PM
Lynchburg
at Va. Wesleyan
Sat Apr 06
3:00 PM
Va. Wesleyan
Lynchburg
Sat Apr 06
3:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Shenandoah
Sun Apr 07
at Camp Lejeune Intercollegiate, Paradise Point GC, Camp Lejeune, N.C. -- Day 3
Tue Apr 09
3:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Randolph
Tue Apr 09
3:00 PM
Va. Wesleyan
Lynchburg
Thu Apr 11
3:00 PM
Randolph
Lynchburg
Thu Apr 11
5:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Roanoke
Thu Apr 11
6:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Randolph-Macon
Thu Apr 11
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Roanoke
Fri Apr 12
3:30 PM
Lynchburg
at Sweet Briar
Sat Apr 13
vs. Randolph WildCat Invitational
@ Lynchburg, Va.
Sat Apr 13
at ODAC Championships at Bridgewater
Sat Apr 13
12:00 PM
Guilford
Lynchburg
Sat Apr 13
1:00 PM
Washington and Lee
Lynchburg
Senior Day | CODE RED Game
Sat Apr 13
3:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Hollins
Sat Apr 13
3:00 PM
Guilford
Lynchburg
Sat Apr 13
4:00 PM
Va. Wesleyan
Lynchburg
40th Anniversary Celebration
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Sat Feb 16
Final
2 Lynchburg
0 at Maryville (Tenn.)
Sat Feb 16
Final
1 Lynchburg
9 at Maryville (Tenn.)
Sun Feb 17
Cancelled
Lynchburg
at Maryville (Tenn.)
Tue Feb 19
Final
4 Lynchburg
5 at Averett
Moved from Feb. 20
Sun Feb 24
2:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Methodist
Sun Feb 24
5:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Methodist
Sat Mar 02
12:00 PM
Penn St.-Harrisburg
Lynchburg
Sat Mar 02
3:00 PM
Penn St.-Harrisburg
Lynchburg
Sun Mar 03
1:00 PM
Penn St.-Harrisburg
Lynchburg
Tue Mar 05
2:00 PM
William Peace
Lynchburg
Wed Mar 06
3:00 PM
Lynchburg
at William Peace
Sat Mar 09
12:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Washington and Lee
Sat Mar 09
3:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Washington and Lee
Tue Mar 12
3:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Mary Washington
Fri Mar 15
1:00 PM
Rutgers-Camden
Lynchburg
Moved from Feb. 23
Sat Mar 16
12:00 PM
East. Mennonite
Lynchburg
Sat Mar 16
3:00 PM
East. Mennonite
Lynchburg
Wed Mar 20
3:00 PM
Hampden-Sydney
Lynchburg
CODE RED Game
Fri Mar 22
3:00 PM
Tufts
Lynchburg
Sat Mar 23
12:00 PM
Ferrum
Lynchburg
Sat Mar 23
3:00 PM
Ferrum
Lynchburg
Tue Mar 26
3:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Va. Wesleyan
Thu Mar 28
3:00 PM
Averett
Lynchburg
Sat Mar 30
12:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Emory & Henry
Sat Mar 30
3:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Emory & Henry
Wed Apr 03
3:00 PM
Randolph-Macon
Lynchburg
Sat Apr 06
12:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Shenandoah
Sat Apr 06
3:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Shenandoah
Tue Apr 09
3:00 PM
Va. Wesleyan
Lynchburg
Sat Apr 13
12:00 PM
Guilford
Lynchburg
Sat Apr 13
3:00 PM
Guilford
Lynchburg
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Sat Jan 05
Final
89 Lynchburg
75 at Shenandoah
Wed Jan 09
Final
87 No. 22 Lynchburg
73 at Emory & Henry
Sat Jan 12
Final
66 Va. Wesleyan
68 No. 22 Lynchburg
Thu Jan 17
Final
82 No. 17 Lynchburg
79 at Washington and Lee
Sat Jan 19
Final - OT
78 No. 17 Lynchburg
66 at East. Mennonite
Wed Jan 23
Final - OT
88 Guilford
82 No. 14 Lynchburg
Track Suits & Sneakers Game
Sat Jan 26
Final
70 No. 12 Randolph-Macon
64 No. 14 Lynchburg
Alumni Day/Coaches vs. Cancer Week
Wed Jan 30
Final
56 No. 21 Lynchburg
78 at Roanoke
Sat Feb 02
Final
80 Bridgewater (Va.)
77 No. 21 Lynchburg
Wed Feb 06
Final
76 Lynchburg
64 at Ferrum
Sat Feb 09
Final
70 Shenandoah
96 Lynchburg
Senior Day
Wed Feb 13
Final
91 Lynchburg
80 at Hampden-Sydney
Thu Feb 21
Final
74 Roanoke
72 vs. Lynchburg
@ Salem, Va. (Salem Civic Center) Game 6 - ODAC Quarterfinals
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Sat Jan 05
Final
42 Lynchburg
53 at East. Mennonite
Mon Jan 07
Final
69 Washington and Lee
75 Lynchburg
Wed Jan 09
Final
50 Hollins
66 Lynchburg
Sat Jan 12
Final
59 Lynchburg
63 at No. 21 Emory & Henry
Wed Jan 16
Final
76 Guilford
85 Lynchburg
Sat Jan 19
Final
77 Lynchburg
68 at Bridgewater (Va.)
Wed Jan 23
Final
66 Lynchburg
55 at Randolph
Sat Jan 26
Final
65 Roanoke
77 Lynchburg
Alumni Day
Wed Jan 30
Final - OT
61 Emory & Henry
59 Lynchburg
Wed Feb 06
Final
67 Lynchburg
63 at Ferrum
Sat Feb 09
Final
61 East. Mennonite
68 Lynchburg
Play4Kay Game
Wed Feb 13
Final
72 Lynchburg
78 at Roanoke
Sat Feb 16
Final
57 Shenandoah
49 Lynchburg
Senior Day | CODE RED Game
Fri Feb 22
3rd - 04:09
50 Lynchburg
49 vs. Washington and Lee
@ Salem Civic Center in Salem, Va. Game 6 - ODAC Quarterfinals
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