IRVING, Texas Three members of the Gettysburg College football team were named to the 2021 National Football Foundation (NFF) Hampshire Honor Society it was announced on Wednesday, April 14.
The Bullets named to the Hampshire Honor Society were seniors Justin Lessel (Oreland, Pa./Parkland), Justin Titchenell (West Chester, Pa./Malvern Prep), and Jack Volker (Fair Haven, N.J./Rumson-Fair Haven).
Qualifications for the award include being a starter or significant contributor; achieving a 3.2 cumulative grade point average throughout entire course of undergraduate study; and meeting all NCAA/NAIA-mandated progress towards degree requirements.
Lessel was a three-year letterwinner and two-year starter in Gettysburg’s secondary. He appeared in all 30 games during his career and totaled 108 tackles, 4.0 tackles for a loss, four interceptions, 15 passes defended, and two blocked kicks. Lessel was named All-Centennial Conference Honorable Mention in 2019 after tying for the league lead with four interceptions and finishing third on the team with 62 tackles. A history major, Lessel has been student teaching at nearby New Oxford High School. He was also involved in the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and served as chief justice of the Interfraternity Council.
Titchenell developed into a regular contributor on the offensive line and started six of seven games played at right guard in 2019. An organization and management studies major, he is a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon and created player-tracking application called CoachTools to assist coaches find ways to make their student-athletes and teams more successful on the field. Titchenell used the College’s Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation Initiative (E-SII) to help develop and gain funding for the program.
Volker’s career on the football field was waylaid by injuries and limited him to just two appearances on the turf. He remained active with the team on the sidelines and assisted with the scout team. An economics major, he served as president of Sigma Alpha Epsilon and he has assisted Titchenell with the marketing plan for CoachTools.
This story was originally posted on the Gettysburg College Website.