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A Message from Coach Rostan

I am truly honored to be named the fifth head lacrosse coach of Hampden-Sydney College. Our Lacrosse program has meant the world to me for as long as I can remember, and I could not be more excited and optimistic about what our future holds. I look forward to continuing to develop men of character, playing a great brand of lacrosse, and annually competing for ODAC and national championships.

I would like to thank our alumni, parents, and friends for your tremendous support of our program since the inception of the Face-Off Club in 2005. The Face-Off Club has had an immediate and positive impact upon our lacrosse program and our ability to continue to recruit the best student-athletes nationally. I firmly believe that our lacrosse program sports some of the best facilities in the country at any level, and your support has played a major role in the development of these projects. As our initiative moves forward, Face-Off Club donations will go directly toward enhancing our team's supplies, team travel, and recruiting student-athletes - we now have student-athletes from nine states within our program!

I would like to credit our founding alumni and coaches Lou Wacker, the late Howard "Howdy" Meyers, Bill Reid, and Ray Rostan for their significant success over the first 42 years of H-SC Lacrosse. The 1983 team reached national prominence in just their fourth varsity season when they advanced to the NCAA Tournament First Round. The Tigers have won four ODAC Championships - three since 1995 - and have competed in eight NCAA Tournaments while producing 67 USILA All-Americans and 166 All-ODAC selections. Since 1995, our program has won 232 contests and over 70% of all games.

Like our lacrosse program, our Face-Off Club hopes to take bold steps forward. With your continued support, we are excited to continue the great tradition that is Hampden-Sydney Lacrosse. All donations to the Face-Off Club will go directly to the Hampden-Sydney Lacrosse Program.

On behalf of our coaching staff and the men in our program, thank you for your meaningful support as we diligently work toward our goals.

Jason Rostan '03
Head Lacrosse Coach