Bison Lacrosse Prospect Camps
Christy Mathewson Stadium
Seating Capacity: 13,100
Surface: Synthetic Field Turf/Eight-lane Rekortan Track
Built: The stadium, which opened Oct. 18, 1924, originally seated 18,000 and was the largest structure of its kind in Pennsylvania at the time.
Renovated: 1988 - south end seating converted to landscaping
1989 - all-weather track, new scoreboard, concession stands and restrooms installed
2001 - FiedTurf installed
2002 - running track replaced
2012 - New FieldTurf and track surfaces installed
Namesake: Christy Mathewson Other: Norm Garrity '63 and his wife, Mary Lou '64, who donated the funds for the FieldTurf, were honored in a special pre-game ceremony prior to the Sept. 29, 2001 victory over St. Mary's (Calif.).
Bison Lacrosse Camp Staff
After two stints as an assistant coach at Bucknell spanning nearly a decade, Frank Fedorjaka took over as head coach in 2006 when he succeeded longtime mentor Sid Jamieson. In 2011, Fedorjaka guided the team to its first Patriot League Tournament title and second NCAA Tournament appearance, and he has since cemented Bucknell’s status as an annual Patriot League title contender and national top-20 program.
Fedorjaka became only the second head coach in Bucknell lacrosse history, following in the footsteps of Jamieson, a Bucknell Hall of Famer who founded the varsity lacrosse program in 1968.
In his 13 seasons since taking over for Jamieson, Fedorjaka has fashioned a stellar 122-74 (.622) record, including a 57-31 (.648) Patriot League ledger. The Bison have won nine or more games in nine of his 13 seasons, including a program-record 14 in 2011, 12 in 2013 and 11 in 2018.
Ryan Danehy, who has spent over 15 years coaching at the collegiate, professional and international levels, joined the Bucknell men's lacrosse staff as an assistant coach in August 2018.
Danehy spent the past two seasons at the University of Pennsylvania, first as a video coordinator and then as an assistant coach who primarily worked with the face-off unit and goalkeepers. During that time, he was also the offensive coordinator for the New York Lizards, a Major League Lacrosse squad.
Conor Whipple was added to the men's lacrosse staff as a volunteer assistant coach ahead of the 2019 campaign.
At Bucknell, Whipple is involved in daily practice planning, recruiting and clinics. He works primarily with the Bison goalies and in offensive player skill development.
Whipple came to Bucknell from the University of Tampa, where he was a four-time USILA All-American. Whipple graduated with Spartan records in career points (354) and assists (185); he also stood second all-time in career goals (169), games played (75) and games started (72) at the end of his illustrious career.
Whipple was also a 2017 USILA Scholar All-American and three-year captain. Following his collegiate playing days, he was drafted by the Florida Launch in the 2017 Major League Lacrosse Draft.
Shawn Ewert joined the Bucknell men's lacrosse staff as a volunteer assistant coach ahead of the 2020 campaign.
Ewert spent the 2019 season as a graduate assistant coach at Jacksonville University, where he primarily worked with the attack unit. He was also involved in the planning and execution of practices as well as recruiting.
Since 2014, Ewert has coached for Resolute Lacrosse, a highly competitive club lacrosse team based out of Columbus, Ohio. He also completed summer internships with Inside Lacrosse and the Sports & Entertainment Alliance in Technology Conference as an undergraduate.
A standout lacrosse player at Jacksonville, Ewert graduated ranked in the program's top five in career games started, career points and career assists. In addition, he was named the team's 2016 Offensive MVP after breaking the school record in single-season assists (23).
Ewert obtained his bachelor's degree in sports business, with a minor in coaching, from Jacksonville in 2018. He went on to obtain master's degrees in sports management and business administration from his alma mater in 2019.