June 7, 2021
KANSAS CITY, MO. — The lacrosse ministry of Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA, www.fca.org)is proud to announce that the 2021 Peter Kohn Service Award has been given to Greg Bice, founder of Resolute Lacrosse, LLC. Bice has been involved with FCA as a coach of several of its national teams and has been an ambassador for the ministry at various levels.
Bice was recently awarded this honor, which is given to a member of the lacrosse community who best represents the Christian principles of integrity, service, teamwork, and excellence, both on and off the field.
“This award means a lot to me and I am humbled and honored by it,” said Greg Bice. “I thank God for the way He works and for reaching out to me. I try to live my life in a way that God wants me to live, and I know that I still fall short. I still need Jesus. I was fortunate to play lacrosse professionally for 10 seasons, and during that time, I came to faith. That’s when everything changed for me. I became a follower of Christ who also happened to be a lacrosse player. We all have different talents and blessings that God gives us—and God allowed me to glorify Him through my abilities in lacrosse. The most impactful part of my coaching with FCA has been building relationships with the other coaches and with the gifted young players. I want to thank FCA Lacrosse and the lacrosse community for selecting me to receive the 2021 Peter Kohn Award.”
Added FCA Lacrosse Director Ryan Horanburg, “Each year, FCA Lacrosse presents the Peter Kohn Service Award to an individual who best exemplifies one of the most beloved and unique figures in the lacrosse world. Peter Kohn was a five-time equipment manager for the men’s U.S. National Team between 1978 and 1994. He worked for 22 years as an equipment manager for the Middlebury College Lacrosse Team, and in 2004, he was elected to the U.S. Lacrosse New England Hall of Fame. He was also well known for his work at summer camps, including many of our FCA lacrosse camps. Every single day, he lived out the Scripture that says, ‘Greater love has no one than this, that he lays down his life for his friends’ (John 15:13). This is why we are greatly honored to recognize Greg Bice this year as our Peter Kohn Service Award winner.”
Bice attended Ohio State University and helped lead the men’s lacrosse team to the NCAA finals twice, in 2003 and 2004. He also picked up numerous awards and honors along the way, including being named GWLL Conference Player of the Year in 2004.
He spent two years with Philadelphia; as soon as he was released, he was chosen first overall by the Los Angeles Riptide in the 2006 supplemental draft. Bice proved a valuable asset for the Riptide: He earned a spot on the All-Star Team, was named NB Sportsman of the Year, and helped them reach the MLL Finals in 2007 and the Semi-Final Round in 2008. Bice was picked up by the Chicago Machine after the LA Riptide were dissolved in 2009; and in 2010, he was again selected as an MLL All-Star.
Greg Bice co-owns and operates Resolute Lacrosse, LLC. He received an MBA from Ohio State University’s Max M. Fisher College of Business. Bice is married to his wife, Emily. He spent two years in Comayagua, Honduras, where he worked as a missionary teacher. He is involved with the nonprofit organization, Lacrosse the Nations, a humanitarian organization that uses sports to foster education and the development of critical life skills for children living in impoverished communities around the world. He speaks Spanish and enjoys playing futbolito, a version of soccer that is popular in Latin America.
The Peter Kohn Award is named for one of the most unique figures in the lacrosse world. For 50 years, Kohn was connected to the sport of lacrosse. The subject of a documentary chronicling his life, Kohn started as a field manager for the Park School in Baltimore in 1954. His role as team manager continued with the U.S. National Team from 1978 to 1998, the North-South All-Star game for 25-plus years, club teams in the United States Club Lacrosse Association for 20-plus years, Middlebury College from 1981 to 2003, and numerous other lacrosse events over the years. The lacrosse field at Middlebury is named in his honor, and he was previously inducted into the U.S. Lacrosse New England Hall of Fame. Kohn also served as a volunteer with FCA Lacrossefrom 1988 until his death in 2009. He was, and still is, one of the most recognized figures in the game of lacrosse.
Recent past recipients of the Peter Kohn Award include the following:
- 2010 – Brad Corrigan
- 2011 – Dr. Frederick Douglass Opie
- 2012 – The Colleluori Family
- 2013 – The Kelly Family
- 2014 – Steve Stenersen
- 2015 – Aimee Dixon
- 2016 – Sgt. James J. Regan and Lead the Way Foundation
- 2017 – Mike Jolly
- 2018 – Tom Hayes
- 2019 – Brendan Looney
- 2020 – Mary Schwartz
Read more about Fellowship of Christian Athletes here, visit FCA’s web site at www.fca.org, its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/fcafans or its Twitter feed @fcanews.
To interview a Fellowship of Christian Athletes representative, contact Media@HamiltonStrategies.com, Jeff Tolson, 610.584.1096, ext. 108, or Deborah Hamilton, ext. 102.