Greensboro College Mourns Death of Lacrosse Captain Seth Mandryk


The Greensboro College men’s lacrosse team is mourning the loss of team captain Seth Mandryk, who died Monday.

A graduate transfer from Barton, Mandryk had started all eight games this season at attack for the Pride, ranking second on the team with 20 goals. He was from Stonewall, Manitoba, in Canada.

Mandryk died in his off-campus residence. Greensboro police have confirmed his death was a suicide, according to the News & Record.

“Seth was a gifted young man on and off the field,” the team posted Thursday on Instagram. “He had a smile that would light up a room.”

Coach Nate Bates offered additional remarks in a statement issued by the university president’s office Tuesday.

“From day one when he stepped on campus to meet the guys last spring, he greeted the new opportunity and his teammates with a huge grin,” Bates said. “Even in the tough spots during games or in the locker room, he would smile and speak truth to everyone. Even though we only had him with us for a brief time, he leaves a hole in our hearts. His positive energy brought people close to him and we will sorely miss that. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his mom, dad and family.”

Greensboro College is a Division III school in North Carolina’s Triad region. The Pride compete in the USA South. Mandryk transferred there this year after four seasons at Barton, a Division II school in Wilson, North Carolina. He played midfield and attack, primarily, scoring 17 goals as a senior last year and making the Conference Carolinas All-Tournament Team as a junior in 2021.

Mandryk previously played for True Lacrosse Manitoba and came up playing box lacrosse for the Manitoba Blizzard of the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse League.

Greensboro (2-6) is on spring break and returns to the field March 29 against Warren Wilson.


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