Before another Garnet Valley girls' lacrosse win last week, Haley Warden grabbed a pen and scribbled onto the tape she wrapped to protect her right hand.
As the senior always does, she wrote "#10ve" and "Kip."
The Jaguars are gearing up for the PIAA final against Springfield (Delco), scheduled for noon Saturday at Hersheypark Stadium. And they will be bringing the message of Kip Taviano with them.
Taviano died last May in a two-car accident in Delaware County. The 17-year-old was finishing his senior year at the Haverford School, where he played football and lacrosse. He had committed to play lacrosse at Furman University. His twin sister, Maggie, played on Garnet Valley's 2011 and 2012 state-championship teams.