June 12, 2016
Former La Salle High multisport star Jimmy Herron, now a freshman baseball player at Duke, earned Louisville Slugger freshman all-America honors this week. Herron, who also starred as a receiver on the Explorers football team, was named second-team all-ACC. He finished the regular season tied for the league lead with 22 doubles and was second with 24 steals. Herron started all but one of the Blue Devils' 57 games, playing center and left field. He finished second on the team with a .324 batting average and led the team in hits (67)
April 23, 2016 |
In mid-March, Kevin Lacon's place of refuge was suddenly infiltrated by dread. The La Salle High senior watched as his older brother, Patrick, an assistant coach for the Explorers, walked with purpose toward head coach Bill Leahy during a scrimmage against Upper Dublin. "When Coach Leahy said, 'Kevin,' I looked over, and I knew for some reason it was my dad, and my heart dropped," said Lacon, whose brother, Liam, is also a sophomore defenseman for the Explorers. "My brother said I turned white.
February 18, 2016
ISSUE | COLLEGE SPORTS Odd La Salle choice Whatever happened to the classic reason for going to a college or university? Have we lost sight of the fact that we might get an education along the way? It is disconcerting that La Salle thinks the solution to its education issues lies in adding a couple of sports ("La Salle adds 2 sports to boost enrollment," Saturday). Also perplexing is that only a few area colleges have varsity teams playing women's golf and men's and women's water polo.
November 20, 2015 |
Brother Daniel Burke, 89, former president of La Salle College and founder-director of the La Salle University Art Museum, died Saturday, Nov. 14, from cardiac problems at De La Salle Hall, a nursing home for members of the Christian Brothers in Lincroft, N.J. Born in Pittsburgh, he received bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees, all in English, from Catholic University of America. He taught English at West Catholic High School and elsewhere before joining the faculty at La Salle, now a university, in 1957 as an assistant professor of English.
September 3, 2015 |
A new event - an "International Mayors Forum" - will be held at La Salle University as part of the World Meeting of Families Congress in Philadelphia, leading up to the pope's visit, Mayor Nutter said Tuesday morning. The mayors of Puebla, Mexico; Rome and New Orleans will join Nutter at the event at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, at La Salle's Tom Gola Arena. The mayors, Nutter said during a City Hall press conference, will discuss the role of government and public advocacy in addressing issues facing families globally, including education, safety, zoning, recreation and support for senior citizens.
February 8, 2015 |
Thanks to his older brother, Mike McLaren may never grow a mustache. Much to his babysitter's dismay in the early 2000s, the youngest of three future La Salle wrestlers tussled over a plastic sword with his middle brother, Matt. The dispute ended with an emergency room trip and six stitches to Mike's upper lip. The oldest brother Andrew McLaren, an 18-year-old senior, remembers the incident as vividly as he remembers the family's unfinished basement with a mat, where the boys spent hours wrestling each other under their parent's supervision.
February 1, 2015 |
As if the top of the Catholic League wasn't crowded enough already, Archbishop Wood squeezed its way into the conversation on Friday night. Luke Connaghan scored 20 points and Tyree Pickron paired 12 points with 11 rebounds to help the visiting Vikings knock off La Salle, 71-61. La Salle is ranked No. 4 in Southeastern Pennsylvania by The Inquirer. Cody Fitzpatrick added 14 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for Wood. Shawn Witherspoon scored 17 points to lead La Salle.
January 10, 2015 |
La Salle quarterback Kyle Shurmur was selected as the Robert W. Maxwell Memorial Football Club's high school player of the year for Pennsylvania. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound senior received the award Thursday night at a banquet at Drexelbrook Caterers in Drexel Hill. It is given annually to a player who excels in both athletics and academics, and serves his school and community. Shurmur, who will continue his career at Vanderbilt, threw for 2,523 yards and 28 touchdowns this past season while helping the Explorers go 8-3 and advance to the Catholic League Class AAAA final.
November 27, 2014 |
Sophomore Micahya Owens (Willingboro) tied a career high with 23 points to lead La Salle (2-2) past Manhattan, 61-48, at Tom Gola Arena on Tuesday. Ebony Wells added her second straight double-figure game, finishing with 11 points on 5-for-10 shooting. Defense was the name of the game, as the Explorers held the Jaspers (1-3) to just 29.6 percent shooting from the field. Drexel 76, St. Joseph's 63 - The 3-1 Dragons led nearly the entire way at the Daskalakis Athletic Center.
October 12, 2014 |
Brother Nicholas Sullivan, 86, of Lincroft, N.J., a researcher, explorer, and former professor at La Salle University, died of kidney failure Saturday, Oct. 4, at De La Salle Hall, a nursing facility in Lincroft. Brother Nicholas traveled around the world to study cave formations, and participated in a study that examined the environmental impact of the Alaska pipeline. When Brother Nicholas taught La Salle students about the geology of Alaska, his lab was the 49th state. He and his students traveled from their Olney campus to the Last Frontier during six summers starting in the 1960s.