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About GCU Men’s Lacrosse

The GCU Men’s Lacrosse program has not only become one of the most competitive sports on the GCU campus, but also a perennial powerhouse in the world of college lacrosse at the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) Division I level. In the past six years, over 30 GCU players were named to the MCLA All-American teams. The Lopes won MCLA Division I national championships in 2015 and 2017, and also claimed the Southwestern Lacrosse Conference titles in each of those seasons. In 2018, they made their fifth DI national tournament appearance in their seven-year history, with an impressive 10-3 all-time record at nationals.

GCU Men’s Lacrosse has access to GCU’s Division I strength and conditioning facility, athletic training and film room. They prepare for games in the new state-of-the-art AstroFlect turf venue, and plays many of their games in the new 6,000-seat GCU Stadium.

GCU Men’s Lacrosse Schedules

Showing 2017-2018

Day Date   Opponent/Details Location Time Score
Saturday 10/28/2017 vs Alumni Match GCU (Prescott Field) 12:00 PM FINISHED
Saturday 11/04/2017 at University of Arizona (scrimmage) Tucson 1:00 PM FINISHED
Friday 02/23/2018 at California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, CA 7:00 PM 8-7 (F/OT) W
Sunday 02/25/2018 at University of California, Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA 1:00 PM 9-3 W
Friday 03/02/2018 vs University of Georgia Grand Canyon University (GCU Stadium) 7:00 PM 13-6 W
Monday 03/05/2018 vs Boston College Grand Canyon University (GCU Stadium) 6:30 PM 10-1 W
Saturday 03/10/2018 at San Diego State University (CA) San Diego, CA 2:00 PM 10-7 W
Saturday 03/17/2018 vs Sonoma State University (CA) Grand Canyon University (Prescott Field) 2:00 PM 13-4 W
Thursday 03/22/2018 at Colorado State University Fort Collins, CO 5:00 PM 6-7 L
Saturday 03/24/2018 at University of Colorado Boulder, CO 12:00 PM 11-12 L
Saturday 03/31/2018 at Arizona State University Arizona State University West (Glendale, AZ) 12:00 PM 16-9 W
Saturday 04/07/2018 at University of Arizona Tucson 7:00 PM 12-9 W
Saturday 04/14/2018 vs University of Nevada, Las Vegas Grand Canyon University (Prescott Field) 1:00 PM 19-8 W
Friday 04/27/2018 SLC Championships - Semifinals Carlsbad, CA 7:30 PM 10-14 L
vs Concordia University Irvine
Monday 05/07/2018 MCLA National Championships - 1st Round Salt Lake City (UT) Regional Athletic Complex 6:15 PM 11-14 L
vs Brigham Young University (UT)

GCU Men’s Lacrosse Roster

  • Angelo Abante
  • Nick Aguilar
  • Ethan Anderson
  • Niko Bryant
  • Jackson Burgess
  • Cody Clark
  • Foster Coughlin
  • Kyle Crews
  • Deangelo Davenport
  • Keegan Doll
  • Logan Edmark
  • Shakeim Golden
  • Weston Gotuzzo
  • Trevor Grieb
  • Josh Gruwell
  • Justin Hart
  • D.J. Hazell
  • Elek Himer
  • Brad Hookom
  • Ryan Hsin
  • Noah Jackson
  • Troy Jacobs
  • Will Kelly
  • Riley Koch
  • David Kravec
  • Jack Lamey
  • Quinn Mahoney
  • Jamie McKay
  • Cole McLafferty
  • Nick Melin
  • Cian Peterson
  • Logan Phillips
  • Kevin Regan
  • Aidan Ryan
  • Omar Salah
  • Cooper Snowbarger
  • Spencer Tate
  • Oliver Thomas
  • Jordan Vicente
  • Toby Wack
  • Alex Wartes
  • Harrison Wartes
  • Cam Welter
  • Cam Wengreniuk
  • Marco Zvirzin
  • Nic Zvirzin

GCU Men’s Lacrosse Coaching Staff

Manny Rapkin

Head Coach
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Manny Rapkin is entering his seventh season as the men’s lacrosse head coach. Last season, the Lopes won their second MCLA Division I national championship in three years, all of which included MCLA final four visits. GCU placed seven players on the 2017 MCLA All-American teams, including three first-team selections.

Coach Rapkin joined GCU in 2010, serving as the assistant coach and director of recruiting. He came to GCU after spending four seasons at NCAA D-II Dominican College, where he was head coach for his final two seasons there. While at Dominican, he coached a pair of all-conference selections and guided the Chargers in 2010 to a school record for wins. His 2010 squad also set 14 school records, including the mark for goals (50).

Prior to his time at Dominican, Coach Rapkin was assistant coach at Desert Mountain and Saguaro high schools in Scottsdale.

Coach Rapkin played lacrosse and football collegiately at Siena College.

Jeff Guy

Assistant Coach
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Jeff Guy, a Salisbury, Conn., native, is entering his fourth season as the men’s lacrosse defensive coordinator and the GCU Club Sports strength and conditioning coach. In his first three seasons at GCU, the Lopes have won the MCLA national championship twice.

Before returning to GCU, Coach Guy served as head men’s lacrosse coach at the University of Dallas for the 2013 and 2014 seasons. In his two seasons as head coach of the NCAA Division III program, he helped the Crusaders set school records in scoring and cumulative GPA.

Coach Guy has over 12 years of coaching experience. He is the owner and director of Accelerated Lacrosse, a company that offers skill development to youth and high school players in Arizona by offering travel select teams, clinics and camps. Coach Guy is also the director of strength and conditioning for club sports at GCU. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS®) from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).

Coach Guy obtained a Bachelor of Science in health behavior management from the University of Delaware, while minoring in coaching science (2005). He earned a Master of Science in Leadership from Grand Canyon University (2009).

Cody Petillo

Assistant Coach

Cody Petillo is in his second season as the Grand Canyon University men’s lacrosse assistant coach. Coach Petillo comes to GCU from Hartwick College, where he was the Hawks third-leading scorer and served as team captain in 2016.

Coach Petillo began his collegiate lacrosse career at Rutgers after starring at Sachem High School North in New York. At Sachem, he was a four-year varsity player, served as team captain as a senior, led his team in points and goals and earned all-county honors.

Coach Petillo has coached with various travel teams and at lacrosse camps. He graduated from Hartwick with a degree in business administration.