Manny Rapkin is entering his sixth season as the mens head lacrosse coach. The Lopes advanced to the Mens Collegiate Lacrosse quarterfinal and finished ranked #4 in the final Under Amour Division One poll. GCU placed one player on the MCLA All American 1st team and two on the 2nd team.
The 2015 Antelopes captured the Men's Collegiate Lacrosse Association D-I National Championship. As well, GCU won the Southwest Lacrosse Conference South Division regular season title and the conference post season championship. Nine Antelopes were named All Americans and four were named Academic All Americans.
In 2014 the Antelopes were 10-4 and made their third straight appearance in the Southwest Lacrosse Conference Tournament. In 2014 Rapkin coached five All-Conference players and four All-Americans.
In 2013, GCU's first season in the MCLA DI, the Antelopes won the South Division of the Southwestern Lacrosse Conference and earned a bid to the national tournament. Rapkin coached two All-Americans and was named “SLC Coach of the Year”. In 2012 the Antelopes won 15 games, captured the SLC Championship and advanced to the quarterfinals of the MCLA National Championships. The 2011 Antelopes set school records for wins, goals for and goals against. Rapkin joined Grand Canyon in 2010 serving as the Assistant Coach and Director of Recruiting.
He came to GCU after spending four seasons at NCAA DII Dominican College, the last two as Head Coach. While at Dominican, he coached a pair of All-Conference selections and guided the Chargers in 2010 to their most wins in school history. In addition, Rapkin's 2010 squad set 14 school records, highlighted by shattering the schools goal scoring record by 50 goals. (169-119).
Prior to his time at Dominican, Rapkin was Assistant Coach at Desert Mountain High School and Saguaro High School both located in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Rapkin played lacrosse and football collegiately a NCAA DI Siena College.