February 23, 2012 |
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Jurors found a former University of Virginia lacrosse player guilty of second-degree murder Wednesday in the slaying of his ex-girlfriend that was fueled by jealousy over her relationship with another lacrosse player. Jurors met for nine hours in the trial of George Huguely V, rejecting a verdict of first-degree murder that could have resulted in life in prison in the May 2010 beating death of Yeardley Love. He also was convicted of grand larceny. The two convictions call for a maximum of 60 years in prison.
February 16, 2012 |
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - A former University of Virginia lacrosse player accused of killing his ex-girlfriend lied about visiting friends hours before her battered body was found and had a "blank stare" on his face, a former teammate testified Wednesday as the prosecution rested and the defense began. Ken Clausen, a Hill School graduate from Downington, and other teammates of George Huguely testified at his first-degree murder trial in the May 3, 2010, slaying of Yeardley Love. Friends have testified that the women's lacrosse player had a jealousy fueled, on-and-off relationship with Huguely, who is 24. Love, 22, was found in the bedroom of her Charlottesville apartment with bruises on her body and a battered right eye and neck.
May 18, 2014 |
In its 56th season, the Moorestown Friends girls' lacrosse team is among the oldest high school programs in the area and the country. The team - steeped in success and tradition - has eight undefeated campaigns and a state title. Throughout the years, no Moorestown Friends girls' lacrosse player has scored more than Noelle Smith's 207 career goals. A record of that magnitude, for a program with that much history, conjures up certain images in opponents' heads, Smith said. It's what makes the record such a great honor, but, in a way, also a bit strange.
June 13, 2013 |
Megan Kelly's lacrosse stick looks like something you'd find lying in a forest. It's called a Bamshaft. It's made of bamboo. Not many high school lacrosse players use a Bamshaft, and when describing it, Kelly said with a laugh, "People make fun of it all the time. " It's unconventional, and it's marketed toward those who want to check harder, play ultra-tough defense, and, in some way, stand out on the field. So it's almost a perfect fit for Kelly, the top defender for Moorestown and this season's Inquirer Player of the Year in South Jersey girls' lacrosse.
June 15, 2012 |
The merit of such a bold compliment - a tad brazen on its face - was never hard to find. Just watch Steph Toy rifle shots with either hand. Watch her make crisp passes. Watch her spin and juke, a veritable Barry Sanders of girls' lacrosse. And if you can't watch her, take a look at Moorestown's stat sheets over the last four years. It quickly makes sense why Quakers coach Deanna Knobloch tells anyone who will listen that "Steph Toy is without a doubt the most athletic player we've coached in my 21 years at Moorestown.
July 30, 2011 |
Andrew M. Bauer, 34, of West Chester, a lacrosse player and coach, died in a boating accident Monday, July 25, on the Sassafras River in Kent County, Md. Since he was a teenager, Mr. Bauer had coached youth teams for the West Chester Lacrosse Association, including both 8-to-10-year-old and 12-to-14-year-old boys' teams, said his mother, Sue. He also coached at lacrosse camps. He had been scheduled this weekend to lead a West Chester Lacrosse All-Stars team at a tournament at State College, Pa. "Hundreds of parents over the years have told me how much their children enjoyed playing for Drew," said his father, Mike.
January 15, 2014 |
In childhood, Dante DeSimone suffered a medical condition that left him confined to a body cast. He underwent surgery and went on to become an ice hockey and lacrosse player at Upper Darby High School who was looking forward to beginning a collegiate career in sports. "He never gave up. My Dante gave 100 percent in everything he did," said his grieving mother, Rita, as friends and family members cried with her at a candlelight vigil Monday night at the scene where her son was killed in a freak accident over the weekend in Delaware County.
June 15, 2001 |
Courtney Legath was not asking for much in her senior year at Moorestown. Only another state championship, another season of 60-plus goals, and no regrets. It's one thing to envision a perfect ending to what has amounted to a stellar high school career. It's another to get exactly what you want. Legath got it. The 5-foot-5 third home for the Quakers led the team in scoring with a personal-best 75 goals. She had 53 assists and helped Moorestown to a 23-0 record and its second straight state title.
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.