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Bullets Sport Spotlight: Men’s Lacrosse


GETTYSBURG COLLEGE
GETTYSBURG COLLEGE

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Head Coach Hank Janczyk heads into his 34th season at the helm of the men’s lacrosse program and it’s a season unlike any other. Janczyk, who ranks second in collegiate lacrosse history with 473 career wins, highlights his team’s perseverance through unprecedented circumstances and the prospect of getting back on the field to compete. The lacrosse coach also breaks down some of his favorite moments on the turf over the last three decades at Gettysburg. Click the play button on the image above to view this week’s Bullets Sport Spotlight. 

For more than two decades, the Gettysburg men’s lacrosse team has been one of the premier programs across the national collegiate sports scene. The Bullets have established a winning tradition that has amassed over 550 victories and earned 26 bids to the NCAA Division III Tournament in the past three decades. Gettysburg has finished national runner-up three times and has made the semifinals on 11 occasions.

Within the Centennial Conference, the Bullets have captured 15 championships in 26 years, including six consecutive titles from 2004 to 2009. Gettysburg leads the Centennial Conference with 94 first-team all-conference selections and 13 Player of the Year recipients.

Over 100 Bullets have garnered 167 All-America citations over the last 61 years, including a program-best 10 All-America honorees in 2008. Not only was 2007 graduate Pat Vaughn the school’s only four-time All-American (2004-07), but he was also the starting goalkeeper for Ireland’s national team.

Team Highlights

First Varsity Year: 1958

All-Time Record: 555-265-1 (.677)

Record Under Hank Janczyk (1988-2020): 428-124 (.775) – Second among all active NCAA coaches in victories (473 over 38 seasons)

Consecutive Winning Seasons: 33 (1987-2020)

NCAA Division III Tournament Appearances (26): 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019

NCAA Division III Tournament Runner-Up: 2001, 2002, 2009

NCAA Division III Tournament Semifinalist: 1994, 1995, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2015, 2016, 2018

Centennial Conference Championships (15): 1994, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2015, 2016

Academic All-AmericansChase Stewart ’06 (2005, 2006), Tim Kurpis ’10 (2009, 2010)

NCAA Division III All-Americans101 (167 selections)

USILA NCAA Division III Iroquois Award (National Player of the Year): Tommy Kehoe ’09

USILA NCAA Division III Positional Players of the Year: Andrew Barter ’00 (1999, Goalie), Mike Plantholt ’01 (2001, Defenseman), Tim McGinnis ’03 (2002, Goalie), Pat Vaughan ’07 (2006-07, Goalie), Andrew McGann ’08 (Defenseman), Tommy Kehoe ’09 (2009, Long-Pole Midfielder)

All-Centennial Conference First Team Selections: 94

Centennial Conference Players of the Year: Dave Curry ’95 (1995), Andrew Barter ’00 (1999, 2000), Tommy Pearce ’01 (2001), Tim McGinnis ’03 (2002), Pat Vaughan ’07 (2006, 2007), Andrew McGann ’08 (2008), Tom O’Donnell ’09 (2009), Kyle McGrath ’10 (2010)

Centennial Conference Offensive Players of the Year: Robby Maddux ’15 (2015), Jameson Smith ’16 (2016),

Centennial Conference Defensive Player of the Year: Mitch Wykoff ’20 (2018)

Centennial Conference Rookies of the Year: Jameson Smith ’16 (2013), Chris Palladino ’17 (2014), Tim Brady ’18 (2015)

 

This story was originally posted on the Gettysburg College Website.

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