|Adam Ghitelman's on- and off-field successes earn him full-time coaching gig |
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 12:47:22 PM
Caption: Adam Ghitelman posted an impressive 8.94 goals-against average in 62 games at UVA.
Alternate Text: Adam Ghitelman posted an impressive 8.94 goals-against average in 62 games at UVA.
Adam Ghitelman is only 23 years old, but with one look at his resume, you might think he's been in lacrosse for decades. To take advantage of his great skills and vast knowledge of the game, Harvard University lacrosse head coach Chris Wojcik announced that Ghitelman has been promoted from a volunteer position to a role as the team's assistant coach. But that's just the latest of his long list of accolades.
Ghitelman was an All-American goalie at the University of Virginia, where he won a national championship in 2011 and had an astonishingly low 8.94 goals-against average during his 62-game collegiate career.
Thanks to his impressive work between the posts for Virginia, Ghitelman was drafted by the Denver Outlaws in 2011. He was taken by the Charlotte Hounds in the Expansion Draft, and his play this season has earned him a spot in the 2012 MLL All-Star Game.
In regards to the promotion at his offseason job, Ghitelman says he's thrilled to take on such a great opportunity.
"Coach Wojcik continues to redefine Harvard lacrosse by establishing the foundation for a successful lacrosse program," Ghitelman said in a press statement. "I am proud to be a part of this positive movement and I am looking forward to playing a significant role in Harvard's success on and off the field."
Wojcik had plenty of great things to say about his new assistant, as well. The Crimson's head coach said that Ghitelman has proven that he knows how to win at all levels of play. After helping Harvard's goalies put up a combined 9.77 goals-against average in his first season with the team, Ghitelman has already proven that he's an asset that any college program would be lucky to have.