Old Dominion Lacrosse Coaches Prospect Day
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the ODAC Coaches Prospect Day
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference coaches have teamed up to offer an outstanding Prospect Day at University of Lynchburg. The beautiful Lynchburg campus will host the one day event.
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference includes: Roanoke, Randolph Macon, Washington and Lee, Lynchburg, Hampden Sydney, Guilford, Virginia Wesleyan, Bridgewater, Shenandoah and Randolph have all been invited and are expected to attend.
- For all 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 High School Graduates
- We have invited coaches from all 10 ODAC schools to attend and watch the players compete
- The prospect day is open to any and all entrants.
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Camp Director Steve Koudelka
Steve Koudelka has established the Lynchburg men's lacrosse program as a national powerhouse in his 22 seasons on the sidelines after coming to Lynchburg prior to the 1997 season.View Steve Koudelka's Bio ⟩
During his tenure, Koudelka has recorded an overall record of 273-120, including 20 straight winning seasons. Lynchburg has advanced into the NCAA tournament in each of the last seven campaigns. He was named the 2015 USILA Division III Coach of the Year at the annual IMLCA Nike Awards Luncheon.
Lynchburg again reigned supreme in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference in 2018, winning the league tournament for the seventh time in program history. The Hornets accrued a 12-9 record against one of the toughest schedules in Division III and reached the NCAA tournament.
Constructing what could be argued as the two of the toughest schedules, Koudelka has led the Hornets to a combined record of 27-16 over the course of the 2016 and 2017 seasons. In both seasons Lynchburg made ODAC championship game and NCAA appearances, advancing as far as the quarterfinals in 2017.
The 2015 campaign was the most successful in program history. The Hornets finished 21-3, won the ODAC title, and advanced all the way to the NCAA Division III Tournament finals. Lynchburg won four tournament games en route to the finals and had a 19-game winning streak. Koudelka was named the All-State Coach of the Year for his efforts.
In 2014, Koudelka led the Hornets to the ODAC tournament championship, an NCAA berth, and a share of the ODAC regular season title. On March 16, he won his 200th victory for Lynchburg, by defeating Colorado College 10-9. Lynchburg made the NCAA Second Round for the third-straight year.
The 2013 edition did not win the ODAC title, but it made no difference as the team was awarded an at-large berth and a home game in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Lynchburg defeated St. Mary's (MD) College and then beat ODAC rival Roanoke College in second round to advance to the National Quarterfinals.
2012 was a banner year for Koudelka. The program set the record for most wins in a season with 17, which included a 16-game winning streak, the longest in Lynchburg history. For these efforts, he was named ODAC Men's Lacrosse Coach of the Year. The Hornets place 11 members on the All-ODAC team, including player of the year, Joe Lisicky. Lynchburg won the program's fourth conference title and advanced to the NCAA tournament.
In 2011, Koudelka was voted on by his peers as the ODAC Men's Lacrosse Coach of the Year following the squad's second-straight 13-win season and trip to the conference title game. The 2008 squad boasted a program record 16 wins and also established a school record by winning 14 straight games en route to the ODAC Championship. The 2007 season saw the Hornets win 13 games for the third-straight season. In 2006, the Hornets finished 13-4 overall and were ranked #2 in the nation at midseason, the highest ranking in program history. Lynchburg won its second ODAC title in 2005 with an 11-10 win over Roanoke. Lynchburg defeated Denison College in the second-round of the NCAA Division III Tournament, the team's first victory in NCAA Tournament in history, and was a goal away from reaching the Final Four.
The 2004 team finished 9-5 overall and in 2003, the Hornets won their first ODAC title and advanced to the NCAA Division III tournament for the second time in program history. The 2003 team also finished with a 12-5 record and ended the campaign with a No. 6 national ranking. His 2002 team set a new school record with a seven-game winning streak and reached No. 13 in the NCAA Division III poll. Lynchburg finished 11-4 overall. Koudelka's 1999 squad posted an 11-5 mark en route to the program's first-ever NCAA tournament appearance. The 2000 campaign saw the Lynchburg men earn a share for second place in the ODAC, their best ODAC finish since 1984.
Koudelka was selected to coach at the 2000 North-South All-Star game and was the past-president of the US Lacrosse Men's Division Coaches' Council Executive Committee. He is currently the chairperson of the NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse Championships Committee.
Prior to assuming the head post at Lynchburg, Koudelka spent three years as graduate assistant coach at Gettysburg College, where he was a two-time All-America goalkeeper. He was inducted into the school's Hall of Fame in the fall of 2006.
The Long Valley, N.J. native earned his bachelor's degree from Gettysburg in 1993 and his master's degree from Western Maryland College in 1996. He was one of just 12 goalkeepers invited to try out for the 1998 U.S. World Team. Koudelka played professionally for two seasons with the New Jersey Pride for Major League Lacrosse. Koudelka and his wife, Amy, have three children, Holly, Billy and Mary.
Camp Director J.B. Sheridan
J.B. Sheridan enters his sixth season as head men's lacrosse coach at Randolph-Macon College.View J.B. Sheridan's Bio ⟩
Sheridan arrived in Ashland after a two-year stint as an assistant coach at Goucher College. As a member of Kyle Hannan's staff with the Gophers, Sheridan spearheaded all phases of the program that posted a 24-9 overall record during his time there. In 2010, Goucher went 14-4, captured the Landmark Conference Championship and advanced to the NCAA Tournament.
Sheridan served as the Gophers' defensive coordinator, while working with the goalkeepers and face-off specialists as well. Sheridan mentored 12 All-Landmark Conference selections as well as two All-Americans. Off the field, Sheridan was responsible for all aspects of recruiting, scouting and the Gophers conditioning program.
Prior to joining Hannan at Goucher, Sheridan broke into the coaching ranks at his alma mater, Salisbury University, serving as an assisting coach for the 2007 and 2008 seasons. During that time, the Sea Gulls went 45-0 and captured two National Championships. Sheridan was involved in all aspects of the SU program that featured 17 All-Americans and two National Players of the Year during that time.
As a three-year player at Salisbury, Sheridan helped the Sea Gulls to a 60-1 overall record, including National Championships in 2004 and 2005. Sheridan graduated from Salisbury with a degree in Graphic Design and was recognized with the Salisbury University Athletic Department Academic Achievement Award in 2006.
Sheridan is pursuing his Master's Degree in Education with a focus in academic administration and sports leadership from Goucher.
Camp Director Bill Pilat
In his 28th season on the Roanoke College sidelines, Bill Pilat has accumulated nearly 68-percent of the men’s lacrosse wins in school history.View Bill Pilat's Bio & Lacrosse Tips ⟩
A 1985 graduate of the college, Pilat has won 302 games in his head coaching career. Pilat is the winningest coach in program-history, winning all but 162 games in the program's nearly 50-years of existence. His win 70% win percentage is also the best in the history of the ODAC.
Coach Pilat earned his 300th career win on April 19th, becoming the 15th men's lacrosse coach in all of NCAA Divisions I, II or III to accomplish that milestone. During his tenure as coach, Pilat has led the team to 10 ODAC Championships and now 12 NCAA Tournament appearances after appearing in the NCAA Tournament yet again in the 2015 season. The Maroons finished the season with its program record setting seventh consecutive 10-win season.
Pilat is an integral part of Roanoke’s lacrosse excellence both as a player and a coach. As a player, Pilat was a three-time All-American, two-time ODAC Player of the Year, and the 1985 Roanoke Male Athlete of the Year. Also in 1985, Pilat received the C. Markland Kelly Award and the Hero’s Award as the nation’s top goaltender. With 710 collegiate saves, he has 29 more stops than any other keeper in school history. In addition to leading the program in career saves, Pilat has also coached six of the nine other players ranked in the top 10 all-time saves list at the school. Three of those goalies have earned All-American status.
In addition to coaching and recruiting, Pilat has been very active in the lacrosse community. A former member of the Division III Advisory and All-American committees, he has served as the president of both the ODAC and Division III Coaches associations. He has been the chairman of the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association’s Century Club and was a member of the U.S. World Lacrosse Team player selection committee. His talks at the annual national lacrosse conventions have drawn interest from coaches throughout the country. Pilat is also one of the nation’s most recognizable summer camp directors, running several camps in Virginia, Florida, Connecticut, Ohio, and New York. The Bill Pilat Goalie School is regarded as the nation’s best camp for goalies. Pilat’s latest venture is a new goalie video aimed at improving the skills and fundementals of both novice and advanced keepers. In five years on the market, Pilat’s video has sold over 3,000 copies.
Pilat graduated cum laude from Roanoke in 1985 and earned a master’s degree from Alfred University in education in 1986. While at Alfred, he served as a graduate assistant with the Saxons’ lacrosse program. Pilat spent the 1987 season as a member of the Washington & Lee University staff, helping the Generals to a national semifinal appearance, before returning to Roanoke as an assistant in 1988.
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference coaches are offering a Prospect Day at University of Lynchburg this summer, on November 25th. Come and experience what a day of lacrosse is like with our ODAC coahces! (Restricted to 2019, 2020, 2021 & 2022s).
DAY CAMP AMENITIES
• Reversible Jersey
• Camp hours: Each Prospect Day will begin at 9:00 AM and conclude at 4 PM
POSITION UPDATES!! CHECK BELOW BEFORE SIGNING UP - MAKE SURE SPOTS OPENED!!
• ATTACK - Spots Open
• MIDFIELD - Spots Open
• DEFENSE - Spots Open
• LONGSTICK - Spots Open
• GOALIE - Spots Open
A detailed camper registration packet containing check-in location, health/release forms, emergency contact info, and a list of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers prior to camp. All health and release forms will be collected on the first day of camp.
ODAC FALL PROSPECT DAY
Check-in Sunday, November 25th
Check-in takes place between 8:30-9:00am.
Check-out Sunday, November 25th
Check-out takes place at 4:00pm.
PROSPECT DAY INCLUDES
• College coaches providing instruction
• ODAC College coaches attending event to scout and recruit players
• Instructional practice sessions on first day
• Reversible jersey for every player
• Talk from college admissions officer for parents and players
• College coaches roundtable discussion for parents and players
University of Lynchburg
Located in Lynchburg, Virginia at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the University of Lynchburg is approximately 180 miles southwest of Washington, D.C., and 120 miles west of Richmond, the state capitol.