Campus Current player of the week: Jordan Kopf

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Campus Current player of the week: Jordan Kopf

Photo by Philip Van Slooten

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Philip Van Slooten, Reporter

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Jordan Kopf, men’s lacrosse player, scored seven goals last week; five against Howard Community College and two against Hartford Community College.

For this achievement, Kopf is this week’s Campus Current’s player of the week.

“I try to score as much as I can,” the second-year transfer studies student said. “But overall it’s been a rocky season to say the least.”

Joe Stanilaus, head men’s lacrosse coach, agreed it’s been a tough season so far for the team.

“It’s been up and down for us,” Stanilaus said. “But the big thing for us is that we’re actually playing for seating in the regional tournament. And that’s what we’re mostly excited about.”

Despite the season’s difficulties, Stanilaus noted the team’s developing strengths.

“Offensively, we’re starting to score more goals,” he added, indicating efforts made by Kopf and other high scorers are contributing to the team’s tournament goal.

To help the team achieve this goal, Kopf said he tries “to keep the guys together, keep everyone positive, and keep our eyes focused on the prize.”

Both Kopf and Stanilaus pointed out that practice is key.

“We have a group of guys who come out here and love to practice,” Kopf said. “And we work hard and make each other better every day. So, that’s just the best thing about it.”

Kopf felt the most meaningful game he played in so far was the home game against Essex.

“We were down at half and they scored going into the third quarter,” he explained. “We really rallied and came back from the deficit and won the game. It was a good team win.”

Next year Kopf plans to transfer to York College in Pennsylvania and join their lacrosse team. He stated his experience at AACC made him a stronger player.

“Here I had a chance to play a lot of different positions,” Kopf stated. “I played a lot of midfield, played on the defense side of the field, and this year I played attack. Just the idea that I know all the positions and can be used wherever they need me [is a strength].”

For his ability to score goals to help the AACC men’s lacrosse team advance, while also working hard to advance his own educational goals, Jordan Kopf was selected as this week’s Campus Current’s Player of the Week. Make us proud at York College!

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