GCU Lacrosse Camps
Head Coach Manny Rapkin
Manny Rapkin is entering his 7th season as the Head Men’s Lacrosse coach at GCU. In 2017, Grand Canyon University earned their 2nd National Championship in 3 years by defeating Chapman University in the MCLA Division 1 Championship game 12-8. During the 2017 season, GCU also captured it’s 2nd Southwestern Lacrosse Conference (SLC) Championship. GCU players were named both the SLC Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year honors. Coach Rapkin earned his 2nd SLC Division 1 Coach of Year award.
In 2016, the ‘Lopes advanced to the MCLA Division 1 Final Four before falling to Cal Poly 10-8 in the National Semi-Final game.
In 2015 Coach Rapkin led GCU to it’s first MCLA Division 1 National Championship. GCU also were the Southwest Lacrosse Conference National Champions. 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).
Rapkin played lacrosse and football collegiately a NCAA DI Siena College.