A Message from Coach Rostan
On behalf of Hampden-Sydney College, I cannot thank each of you enough for your generous support. So many major physical improvements have been accomplished in the past few years that I want to openly thank several special donors and their families. I want to thank Face-Off Club Committee Chair John Gibson ’82 for his leadership in both achieving our annual goals as a Club as well as supporting both our turf field and the growth of our coaching staff. Special thanks to Everett Hellmuth III ’75 for his leadership in the construction of the Hellmuth-Pritzlaff Field and in the incredible development of the South Wing of the Kirk Athletic Center. Thanks also to John Pritzlaff, Sr. for his leadership and drive in the development of Hellmuth-Pritzlaff Field. There was great support from many parents, friends, and alumni toward the turf field with special contributions from Advisory Board members such as Rob Bonaventura, J.T. Boyce, Dr. Ted Chambers, and Hunter Craig. Special thanks also to the Richard Burroughs, George Dunn, and Peter Worthen families for major contributions to our facilities and to Charles Jones and Peter Summers for contributing an annual academic scholarship to Hampden-Sydney College. Thank you to Dean Cheatham, Brett Bennett, and Rich Wilt ’88 for recently dressing our locker room.
Our Tigers have now won four ODAC Championships and competed in eight NCAA Tournaments. Since 1995 (when our head coaching position became a single-sport responsibility) our teams have won 70% of all contests. After several productive recruiting years, we feel that we will reestablish our program in the top five of NCAA D-III. Most importantly our athletes have been very successful in the classroom and highly productive in their careers.
Thank you again for your contributions to our Club. We hope that you will continue to support Tiger Lacrosse as we diligently work toward achieving our goals; goals that include a national title.