Chris Cudmore is the most decorated player in Mars Hill lacrosse history. The Whitby, Ontario, Canada native was a four-year starter for the Lions at long stick midfield. He was the 2009 Deep South Conference Freshman of the Year and was a four-time All Deep South Conference first team performer from 2009 to 2012. On a national scale, he was a three-time NCAA Division II All-America selection and left Mars Hill as the program leader in points by a defender and caused turnovers. Cudmore was also a 2011 Preseason National Player of the Year Nominee according to Inside Lacrosse.
Cudmore continued on to receive his Masters Degree in Human Resources from Tusculum University, while working as the Defensive Coordinator for the varsity lacrosse team. The Pioneers were a first year program in 2014, and Cudmore was able to mentor 4 players to become All Conference selections during his tenure.