|Title:||Head Lacrosse Coach|
|Year:||34th Season (29th at H-SC)|
|College:||Cortland State, 1973|
299-170 Overall Record (as of April 17, 2012)
259-145 H-SC Record (as of April 17, 2012)
In his 34th season as a head collegiate coach in 2013, the last 29 at Hampden-Sydney, lacrosse coach Ray Rostan has established one of the most successful lacrosse programs nationally. Coach Rostan won his 250th game at H-SC on April 27, 2011.
In 2002, Rostan served as an assistant coach for the U.S. National Lacrosse Team which won the World Lacrosse Championships in Perth, Australia. Rostan was the 1998 and 1989 recipient of the Francis “Babe” Kraus Memorial Award, after being voted the National Coach of the Year by his peers. He is the first Division III Coach to win the award twice. Rostan has been voted Old Dominion Athletic Conference Coach of the Year four times, most recently in 2001.
In 2004, Coach Rostan’s senior classes tied a school record (set by the 2003 senior class) with 44 career victories while participating in three NCAA Tournaments in a four-year period. In 2003, the Tiger’s lacrosse team was nationally ranked third for most of the regular season, finishing the year with a seventh-place national ranking. The 2003 Tigers finished with a 12-3 overall mark, while completing the ODAC regular season undefeated for the second straight year and advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament with a 10-8 victory over third-seeded Washington College.
Rostan’s seventh NCAA appearance came during the 2002 season as he led the Tigers to a 13-3 record and a No. 3 ranking in the final poll of the regular season. The team completed a 6-0 record against ODAC competition during the regular season and hosted the first-ever ODAC Men’s Lacrosse Tournament Championship game.
Coach Rostan has had 61 All-American selections at Hampden-Sydney, including five on the first team and four Academic All-Americans. First team All-American Jeff Jackson ‘87 also played on the 1990 USA Team. In 1998, Dr. Jamie Worthen was the National Player of the Year at Defense, in 2000 Tom Oast earned First-Team honors, and in 2002, Rostan’s son Jason garnered First-Team All-American and ODAC Player of the Year honors. Most recently, 2003 graduate Jason Rostan and 2008 graduate and Third-Team All-American Alex Pritzlaff were drafted by the MLL Denver Outlaws. Ryan Harrington, a 2007 graduate and Second-Team All-American, earned a position on the New Jersey Pride.
In 2003, Rostan was named Assistant Athletic Director for Hampden-Sydney College. In his 23 years of service to the College (prior to 1994), Rostan served as the Head Coach of the Water Polo Team (Division III Final Eight in 1993), the Assistant Coach of Soccer, and acted as the Leggett Swimming Pool Manager.
Coach Rostan presently serves Hampden-Sydney as the advisor to the NCAA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. He formerly served the USILA Committee for Coaching Ethics. In 2003, he completed a five-year term as a member of the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Committee, and served as the Chair of the USILA Men’s North-South game for ten years. He presently serves as a member of the USILA All-American Committee.
The Copiague (Long Island), New York native earned his B.S. in 1973 from Cortland State, and his M.S. from Ithaca College in 1977. Rostan was a member of the 1973 Cortland State National Championship team. He later played professionally for the 1974 National Lacrosse League Champion Rochester Griffins and for the Long Island Tomahawks in 1975.
Rostan and his wife Karen have two children, Jamie and Jason. Jamie, a 2005 graduate of Mary Washington University, captained the women’s lacrosse team. She presently resides in Arlington, Virginia, and is pursuing a degree in nursing. Jason has returned to Hampden-Sydney to join his father as the Tiger’s assistant coach. Karen has served in the College Bookstore for over 20 years.
Year-by-Year Records at H-SC
|Title:||Assistant Lacrosse Coach, Offensive Coordinator|
Jason Rostan, a 2003 Graduate of Hampden-Sydney College and
two-time USILA All-American for the Tiger lacrosse team, enters his
ninth year as an assistant coach at Hampden-Sydney College in 2012.
He presently is the offensive coordinator and recruiting
coordinator, a role he has held for four seasons.
Rostan began his coaching career in the 2003-2004 season as a graduate assistant for the Tiger soccer and lacrosse programs. Jason then returned in January of 2005 after a short stint in business to become a full time assistant. "I am truly excited for the continuing opportunity to serve my alma mater." said Rostan.
As a student-athlete, Rostan earned USILA first team All-American honors and was the ODAC Player of the Year in 2002. In 2003, he earned second team All-American honors. He was an All-ODAC selection three times, twice on the first team. Rostan remains second on the Tiger's all-time points list for midfielders with 143 career points. In the summer of 2005, Rostan was invited to tryout for Team USA. Most recently, Rostan was the fifth round pick for the Denver Outlaws in the 2009 MLL Draft.
"Jason is without question a product of Hampden-Sydney and our college community. As a 2003 graduate of Hampden-Sydney, he is very familiar with the traditions of our college and our lacrosse program. He understands the hard work, drive and consistency that it takes to be a successful student-athlete at our college. He has a creative mind for the game and will bring fresh ideas to our program."- Head Coach, Ray Rostan
A Prince Edward High School product, Rostan earned First Team All-Region honors in baseball while batting .520 for the Eagles, and was First Team All-State and Southside Player of the Year for the soccer team." He currently resides in Richmond, VA, with his wife, Amy.
|Title:||Assistant Lacrosse Coach, Defensive Coordinator|
Hampden-Sydney Lacrosse Head Coach Ray Rostan announced the hiring of Jeremy Hirsh as Assistant Lacrosse Coach on August 20. He replaces Steve Grossi who left to become an assistant at St. Joseph’s. Hirsch comes to Hampden-Sydney from Malvern Preparatory School in Philadelphia where he served as the Associate Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator under Head Coach Dave Metzbower, the former long-time Princeton assistant coach.
Coach Hirsch is a 2010 graduate of Princeton University with a degree in history where he was a four-year defenseman for the Tigers. One of the top defenders on the squad his entire career, he missed only one game over four years and started all but one contest beginning his sophomore year. As a senior, Hirsch was Princeton’s only captain, Princeton’s first solo captain since 1980. He was awarded the Higgenbotham Trophy in 2010, awarded annually to the Tiger’s Most Valuable Player. Princeton shared the Ivy League regular season title in 2009 and 2010 and won the Ivy League Tournament in 2010.
Hirsch is also a Georegtown Preparatory School alumni. He was a three-year letter winner in both football and lacrosse, and Georgetown Prep was the #1 ranked high school lacrosse program in his senior season. He was named a high school All-American and participated in the Under Armour All-American game.
“I’m looking forward to working with Coach Hirsch. He is a young man of absolute character and played for some of the top coaches in our sport starting with highly successful Coach Kevin Giblin at Georgetown Prep,” stated Head Coach Ray Rostan. “Jeremy was recruited and coached by Princeton Head Coach Bill Tierney (now at Denver University), a coach with six national championships during his tenure at Princeton. In his senior year at Princeton, Jeremy played for another outstanding man in Head Coach Chris Bates. With Assistant Lacrosse Coach Jason Rostan at the offensive end of the field in his ninth year, and Coach Hirsch at the defensive end, we are excited to start a new year at Hampden-Sydney.”
“I’m tremendously grateful for the opportunity Coach Rostan has provided me to be a part of Hampden-Sydney College and its lacrosse team,” stated Coach Hirsch. “It’s an honor and privilege to join Coach Rostan’s staff at Hampden-Sydney with such a rich history of lacrosse excellence and passion for athletics. I look forward to working with Coach Rostan and Hampden-Sydney’s outstanding student-athletes.”