By Mary Hierholzer ’16
Believe it or not, lacrosse teams and the Eastern Orthodox Church are not completely unrelated entities, especially if you’re Gordon alumnus Mike Tishel ’08. Twenty-seven years old and engaged to be married in October, Tishel is the director of the CrossRoad Summer Institute and a student program coordinator at Hellenic College in Boston.
But Tishel, who hopes to serve as a priest in the Orthodox Church, was drawn to Gordon for one reason: lacrosse. He was accepted at plenty of colleges, but Gordon won him over one picturesque day in July: Tishel toured the campus with the lacrosse coach, Kevin Dugan, and knew it was the right choice.