April 11, 2012 |
When trying to sum up Joe Donnian, Clearview boys' lacrosse coach Rob Rieck thought back to the senior's freshman year. "He couldn't even crack the JV team," Rieck said. "He just was not ready. " Three years later, Donnian is a dominant player on one of the area's best teams. And he's set to play Division II lacrosse next year for St. Leo in Florida. "Because of his work ethic, he's become the leader of our team," Rieck said. "He's a kid that just plays with heart.
April 18, 1988 |
When Barbara Jordan, Tracy Stumpf and Kathleen Geiger were asked what playing for the U.S. national women's lacrosse team meant to them, they answered simply, "It's an honor. " The three women from Delaware County and their teammates had just been routed, 10-2, by the English national team on Friday night at West Chester University. But winning or losing didn't seem to be such a big deal. Playing on the team was enough. "We're representing the U.S., and we're considered some of the best in our sport," Stumpf said.
May 21, 1999 |
Senior cocaptain Julie Carney was one bright spot for the Drexel women's lacrosse team, which didn't have much to cheer about this year. The Dragons ended with a 3-14 overall record, and were 1-5 in the America East Conference. Carney, a Penn Wood graduate, led Drexel in scoring with 36 goals and 10 assists for 46 points. She had 13 multiple-goal games and six hat tricks. She was fourth in the conference in scoring with an average of 2.71 points per game and was named offensive MVP by her teammates.
May 19, 2010
Could this be St. Augustine Prep's year? The Hermits have risen to No. 6 in the state rankings, according to the Newark Star-Ledger. The Cape-Atlantic League power is the second seed in the Non-Public A state tournament. But it's a hard road in that field. St. Augustine (17-2), the No. 1 team in The Inquirer Top 10, will open the tournament with a home game against Bergen Catholic at 4 p.m. Thursday. With a win, the Hermits likely would face third-seeded Notre Dame, the No. 15 team in the state, in Saturday's semifinals.
May 7, 2012 |
When Ben Simons was born at Chester County Hospital in May 1994, the doctor who delivered him told his parents he would be a soccer player - for a practical reason. Simons was born without his left hand and forearm. His mother, Katie Simons, initially thought she might leave her job to tend to her son full-time. "For the first few months I was home with him, I thought, 'This is ridiculous,' " she said. " 'Look at this kid. He's just smiling and growing; there's nothing else wrong with him. He can do whatever he sets his mind to.' And he's continued to prove that to us throughout his life.
September 19, 2010 |
Washington Township senior Taylor Foussadier, an Inquirer second-team all-South Jersey lacrosse defender, will attend the University of Pennsylvania. Foussadier said the combination of the lacrosse program and academics led her to choose Penn. "Penn has one of the top lacrosse programs in the country, and I also want to go into the medical field," Foussadier said. "I love the coach [Karin Corbett] and the team atmosphere. " Penn has won four consecutive Ivy League championships and has qualified for the NCAA final four three of the last four seasons.
October 24, 2002 |
Several South Jersey schools will add boys' lacrosse to their athletic programs this spring. The Olympic Conference is forming a boys' lacrosse league, Triton athletic director Gary Wilson announced yesterday. The league will have two five-team divisions, Wilson said. Washington Township, Vineland, Shawnee, Lenape and Cherokee will make up the large-school American Division, while the National Division will consist of Eastern, Paul VI, Camden Catholic, St. Augustine and New Egypt.