May 22, 2015 |
Jeremy Huber died a few days before he was to suit up for his first season of college lacrosse. He has been gone for a little more than three months, but the freshman has never left his teammates. He was with them in the postgame prayer after every game this season. Johns Hopkins players always took the field with the number 19 - his intended jersey number - stitched onto their jerseys and painted on their helmets. That same 19 was painted on their home field in front of their bench.
May 22, 2015 |
The last time the Duke women's lacrosse team made a final four in the Philadelphia area, it was 2007, and Taylor Trimble looked on from the Franklin Field stands. Trimble, an eighth grader at the time, was still jamming soccer, squash, and lacrosse into her schedule. Watching the Blue Devils in the NCAA tournament semifinals, even in a 14-13 loss to Virginia, inched her toward the sport. "I just thought it was the coolest thing ever," said Trimble, a Rosemont native who went to Episcopal Academy.
May 16, 2014 |
AS SOON as Drexel's lacrosse team concluded practice on Tuesday, Nick Saputo made his way off the turf field. He hit the showers, and traded in his helmet and jersey for a green button-down shirt and khaki pants. The junior midfielder was on his way to his co-op job at Sunoco in South Philadelphia. It is not the average day for a 21-year-old, but it is why he chose Drexel. After freshman year, Drexel co-op students alternate 6-month periods of full-time study and full-time employment with university-approved employers.
April 22, 2014 |
YOUNG BOYS often have similar dreams about their futures. Many want to be a professional athlete, firefighter, astronaut or soldier. Many of these dreams die when they reach school age, and different career paths are forged for them. For Garrett Thul, more than one of his childhood dreams are coming true. Thul was in second grade when he started playing lacrosse. Now, about 14 years later, he is playing at the highest level, for the Wings in the National Lacrosse League. At the same time, he is an active member in the U.S. Army after graduating from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 2013.
May 24, 2013
The 72d United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association/LaxWorld North-South all-star games for Division I, II, and III seniors are scheduled to be played on Friday at Edith Robb Dixon Field at Cabrini College in Radnor. The Division III game is set for 3 p.m. and the Division I/II game for 5:30. Tickets may be purchased at the field. The Rosters South Team Division I/II No. Player Position School 1 David DiMaria Attack Lehigh 2 Jack Rice Attack Villanova 3 Tim Schwalje Midfield Penn 4 T. Timmerberg SS Middie Bellarmine 5 Brennan Bicknese Defense Georgetown 6 Brett Schmidt Attack Mt.
March 28, 2013 |
BILL LEAHY has been there since Day 1. Twenty-one years ago, the former Loyola (Md.) lacrosse star was called to interview for the opportunity to initiate a lacrosse program at La Salle College High School. The marriage proved to be a monumental success. The Explorers have gone 380-76 on Leahy's watch, with three state championships and 17 Catholic League crowns. "In general, it's a perfect match," said Leahy, who doubled as a player for the Philadelphia Wings in 1995-96.
March 19, 2013 |
Seton Hill University held a memorial Mass on Sunday evening to mourn those killed when the women's lacrosse team bus crashed on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Meanwhile, a state police investigation into Saturday's triple fatality continued. "It's probably going to be days, if not weeks" to determine the cause of the crash, state police Cpl. John Rosenberger said. The team was headed from Greensburg to Lancaster on Saturday morning for a match against Millersville University when the bus veered off the road, jumped a guardrail and fence, and hit a tree.
June 29, 2012 |
CHRIS SANDERSON, a former Wings coach and player, died Thursday. He was 38. Sanderson died after a 3?1/2-year battle with brain cancer. He played goaltender for the Wings in 2001 and 2002 and was an assistant coach with them from 2005 to '11. He also played for Baltimore and New Jersey during his 5-year career. He played college lacrosse at Virginia. He was the starting goaltender for the Canadian national team that won the world championships in 2006.
March 22, 2012 |
Matthew James Davis, 28, of Kennett Square, an account manager with Verizon Communications, a lacrosse player, and an Eagle Scout, died Saturday, March 17, of injuries suffered when he was struck by a car on Baltimore Pike near his home. Mr. Davis was trying to retrieve his dog, Bella, who had run across the road. He had raised the three-year-old American Staffordshire terrier since she was a puppy, his father, Jim, said. He loved animals and, when he was growing up, helped raise many dogs, cats and rabbits, his father said.
February 10, 2012 |
WITH THE START of the men's college lacrosse season just over a week away, the quality of the local programs is as good as it's ever been. Adding to the excitement, Villanova will host the inaugural Big East Tournament, and Drexel will be the host school for two NCAA Tournament quarterfinal games May 20 at PPL Park. "It will be great exposure for Philadelphia-area lacrosse, with top teams coming in here," Villanova coach Mike Corrado said. "I hate to say it as a Long Island guy, but along with New York and Maryland, this area is becoming one of the country's premiere hotbeds of lacrosse.