Thomas Lapato '99
Thomas Lapato earned a bachelor’s degree in Math and Computer Science with a minor in Art History in 1999. In addition to his degree from McDaniel, Lapato obtained a master’s degree in Business Administration from Johns Hopkins University and a master’s degree in National Resource Strategy from the National Defense University. He currently serves as vice president of Enterprise Resource Performance, Inc. (ERPi), where he provides consulting services to federal agencies with a focus on performance improvement in health, technology, and defense.
As a student-athlete, Lapato was a record-setter on the Green Terror football team and was named all-time captain in 1997 and 1998. During that time, he helped guide the team to Centennial Conference championships and NCAA tournament appearances in 1997 and 1998. As a senior, he was a third-team Hewlett-Packard DIII All-American and first-team Academic All-American. He was also a second-team Academic All-American in 1997. Following his senior season in 1998, he was named the Burger King Division III Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
He still holds spots in the program’s all-time record book, ranking second in fumbles recovered, eighth in fumble return yards, 10th in interception return yards, 11th in pass breakups, and 20th in interceptions and fumbles forced.