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.
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 17, 2011 |
For Haddonfield girls' lacrosse midfielder Maddie Kiep, this season is about looking at the big picture. In just its third season as a varsity program, Haddonfield (16-1) earned a No. 1 seed in the South Jersey Group 1 tournament and is the clear favorite to earn its first sectional title. Expectations continue to grow for the Bulldogs. But for Kiep, parts of those expectations have already been met. In three short years, the junior has been a major part of a core group of players that established a tradition and foundation that should carry Haddonfield for years to come.
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.
December 9, 2011 |
LACROSSE HAS largely been left out of the sports cinema pantheon. But never fear, LAX fans! You can finally experience your overwrought, life-lessons-via-athletics saga (complete with comely young stars) in the form of "A Warrior's Heart. " Kellan Lutz, proving why he is mostly eye candy in the "Twilight" franchise, plays Conor Sullivan, a West Coast-bred lacrosse player whose military dad moves his family across the country so Conor will have a chance of playing on the Naval Academy's team.
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.
May 26, 2011
Northeast got a pair of goals from Veasna Kim to dethrone defending champion Washington, 6-3, in the Public League boys' lacrosse championship game yesterday, held at Simon Gratz. The Vikings led, 2-0, after the first quarter and never trailed. Scott McGrath had 11 saves in goal. Before a capacity crowd of 1,200 at Cabrini College, Carl Walrath scored twice in the final 40 seconds to give Haverford School a 5-4 win over Malvern Prep in the championship game of the Inter-Ac Invitational.