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#22 Rich Akapnitis
Position: Goaltender
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 260
Year: Senior
Hometown: Hauppauge, N.Y.
High School: Hauppauge
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2014: Started all 15 games for the Jaspers in his senior season...finished his Manhattan career with a 12-save outing against Siena on Senior Day to reach 505 saves over his four years in Riverdale...ended the season with 189 saves, a .542 save percentage and a 10.83 goals against average...ranked second on the team in ground balls, with 48...caused three turnovers...recorded double-digit saves eight times on the year...tied his career high with 19 saves against Princeton on February 25.

2013: Saw action in eight games, making five starts in his junior campaign...registered a total of 67 saves and corralled 25 ground balls...posted double-digit saves in four games including a season high 14 against Jacksonville (3/23)...made 13 saves in a win over regular season champion Marist (4/27) at Gaelic Park...ended the year with a 10.80 goals against average (GAA).

2012: Played 10 games in goal seeing nine starts as a sophomore...was the team leader in ground balls with 41...recorded double-digit saves in five games including a career high 19 versus Binghamton (3/17) and Detroit (3/31)...finished the year with a 10.58 goals against average (GAA) and a .548 save percentage...ended the season with a 3-5 record

2011: Played in 12 games, making ten starts between the pipes in his rookie year...made his collegiate debut of the bench against Rutgers on 2/20 making nine saves...followed that up with his first start at Robert Morris making a career high 21 saves...had a goals against average (GAA) of 11.39 with a .506 save percentage...picked up his first career win on 3/16 at home over Wagner making 15 saves...made double-digit saves in five games...finished the season with a 3-9 record.

Before Manhattan: Rich Akapnitis is the career lacrosse saves leader at Hauppauge high school... The Hauppage, N.Y. native was a two-time All-County selection for lacrosse and also starred as a member of the football team. 

Personal: Son of Dawn Akapnitis... Has sister, Michelle... Majoring in Education... Served as a coach for local youth lacrosse and football camps... Participated in various charities such as Kicks for Cancer and the Special Olympics... Born March 26, 1992.

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