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Bison Lacrosse Prospect Camps

Next Up:

December 4th, 2022

 
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Christy Mathewson Stadium

Camp Location

  • 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

  • 2021-New Jumbotron was added to the south Endzone

  • 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.).

 

Coaches

Bison Lacrosse Camp Staff

 

Frank Fedorjaka

Head Coach

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.

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Conor Whipple

Asst. Coach

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.

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Kyle Gallagher

Asst. Coach 

Kyle Gallagher enters his second season has an assistant coach at Bucknell University. Gallagher entered the Bucknell program after 10 years of coaching experience, including 6 years at the collegiate level.


At Bucknell, Gallagher is involved in daily practice planning, recruiting and clinics. He works primarily with the Bison goalies and spent last year on the defensive side of the ball with Head Coach Frank Fedorjaka.  


Gallagher's college coaching career included Salisbury University (2019-2020) Susquehanna University (2016-2018) and Widener University (2015).  In that time he has been an Offensive Coordinator (2016-2017), Defensive Coordinator (2018), Goalie coach and Faceoff coach.  


In 2021, Gallagher worked with True Lacrosse as the Maryland State Team Director.  His role included, Managing Director for the State teams (2028-2025 grad. year), 2025 True Annapolis O coordinator, 2028 True Annapolis Head Coach, 2026 True Maryland State Team Head Coach and 2025 True National O Coordinator.  

During Gallagher's playing career, he was a member of the Salisbury men's lacrosse team for four years (2009-2012) where he Faced-off, played midfield and was on the man-up unit.  During his time the Seagulls won two National Championships in 2011 and 2012 and was a 3-time CAC Conference Champion. 


Gallagher received his Masters Degree in Post-Secondary Education from Salisbury University in 2020. 

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