Jerry Simandl lettered in men’s lacrosse from 1953 through 1955. Jerry was selected second team All-American on attack in 1955, and was named to the North squad for the annual North-South game. He was also an all-conference Laurie Cox Division selection that year as well. In 1955 Jerry led the nation in total points with 102 that included 44 goals and 58 assists. He led the nation in assists and was second in goals during that 1955 season.
Jerry still holds the Hofstra Lacrosse record for most points and most assists in a season (102 and 58, respectively), a record that has stood for 53 years.
During each of his three seasons Hofstra Lacrosse was nationally ranked, including a then program-best #3 in 1955. In a Baltimore Sun interview with legendary Hofstra Coach Howdy Myers conducted in the late 1950’s, Jerry was singled out as one of the 10 players ever coached by Myers who he would select to make up an all-star team, an inclusion that Jerry was truly honored by.
Following graduation, Jerry spent four years as a United States Naval Officer, serving on a heavy cruiser and an admiral’s staff. After his stint in the Navy, Jerry began a 27-year career on the corporate litigation staff at IBM in White Plains, New York.
Jerry also got involved with coaching lacrosse, assisting at the Green Vale School on Long Island and at Rye High School in Westchester.