After enrolling at IC, Mouradian found himself being challenged in the classroom and inspired by his professors. He also made a name for himself athletically, excelling on the Bombers’ ice hockey and lacrosse teams, where he served as a team captain.
Following his graduation, he launched his playing career, where he was a member of the Canadian National Field Lacrosse Teams in 1974 and 1978, the latter of which won a national championship.
Mouradian also got his start on the sidelines in 1982. , working with several Canadian National Field Lacrosse Teams that participated at the World Championships. He then served as General Manager of the National Lacrosse League’s Buffalo Bandits from 1992 to 1997.
During that time, he returned to Ithaca to pursue his master’s degree. While writing his graduate thesis on team climate and leadership, he also had a graduate assistantship with the men’s lacrosse team and (now retired) Head Coach Jeff Long.
“While at IC, I learned lot of the high-performance applied principles and strategies that I still use today,” he said. “I was also travelling back and forth from Ithaca to Buffalo and Coach Long was incredibly helpful.”
In 2000, Mouradian was inducted into the Ithaca College Athletic Hall of Fame. At the time, it was his second hall of fame induction, though five more would follow.