July 13, 2014 |
THE WINGS plan to relocate out of Philadelphia, the team announced on its website yesterday. In a news release on the site, the Wings, who won six league championships, said they are in discussions with a "new strategic partner" to move to an as-yet undisclosed location, pending approval by the National Lacrosse League Board of Governers. "My love for the Wings and my connection with the city has made this move all the more difficult," owner/president Michael French said in the release.
August 23, 2008 |
The Barrage will have the Major League Lacrosse coach of the year on their sideline today when they take on the Rochester Rattlers in a league semifinal at Harvard Stadium in Allston, Mass. Tony Resch was selected for the coaching honor Thursday in voting by the general managers and head coaches of the 10 MLL teams. Resch also was voted coach of the year in 2006, when he guided the Barrage to the league championship. Barrage defenseman Kyle Sweeney, a 1999 graduate of Springfield (Delco)
April 18, 2008 |
On a sun-splashed field, surrounded by hundreds of spectators, the La Salle and Malvern Prep boys' lacrosse players jousted, checked and bumped helmets in the continuation of one of the area's best and most heated rivalries. It was La Salle, the perennial Catholic League power and 2004 state champion, vs. Malvern, a year-in and year-out Inter-Academic League force and owner of the 2006 state title. As usual, it was a physical and draining contest. The Explorers, ahead by 5-1 at intermission, held off a second-half surge by the hosts and left Chester County with a sweat-drenched 7-6 victory.
January 10, 2008 |
Former Wings coach and player Tony Resch has been selected for induction into the National Lacrosse League's Hall of Fame. Resch was a member of all six Wings championship teams, four as a head coach and two as a player. Resch, a defensive specialist, played six seasons with the Wings (1988-93). In 47 games, he had 12 goals and 10 assists, and was captain for three seasons. He played on championship teams in 1989 and '90. He became head coach in 1994, and the Wings won the title that season and again in 1995, '98 and 2001.
July 25, 2007 |
BRIAN DOUGHERTY says he feels great physically, as the 33-year-old sat there with an ice pack on his shin, one on his knee and another on his chest. The 1992 Episcopal Academy graduate and two-time All-American at Maryland says that the keg of beer that once was his ample belly has been reduced to beer-ball size. He says he eats for one, not for four like he used to. Dougherty still likes to talk, but the goaltender for the defending Major League Lacrosse champion Barrage has undergone some changes.
May 27, 2005 |
Bill Leahy and Tony Resch stand at polar ends of the lacrosse spectrum. Leahy, the head coach at La Salle High School, sprung from the fertile grounds of Baltimore as an offensive prodigy. For the last 14 years, he has preached the importance of stick work at the Wyndmoor high school where he built the program from scratch. Resch, a local product, has been the defensive coordinator for the Explorers for three years. Before his arrival at La Salle, Resch coached at his alma mater, Penn Charter, where he molded boys - some of whom thought ground balls occurred only in baseball - into capable competitors.
December 2, 2004 |
The only Philadelphia professional team reigning as the champion of its sport acquired a stronger Philly flavor yesterday. The Barrage, of Major League Lacrosse, introduced a new operator, general manager and coach yesterday, all with strong ties to the Philadelphia area. Tony Resch, who guided the indoor lacrosse Wings to four National Lacrosse League championships, will take over as coach of the Barrage, who play their games outdoors at Villanova Stadium. Resch replaces Sal LoCascio, who retired for personal reasons after leading the Barrage to their first MLL title.
November 22, 2003 |
Ryan Ward is about to start his first job out of college, and he's excited. And if Ward turns out to be as good as his new employers expect him to be, a lot of other people in the Philadelphia area will be excited, too. Ward, 23, a forward and a prolific righthanded scorer, was the first choice of the Wings in the National Lacrosse League draft last month. Ward, one of the hottest prospects in the draft, is scheduled to arrive in the area today to join the Wings' preseason camp in Downingtown.
March 20, 2003 |
It was the perfect blend of boredom and testosterone at the perfect time. Tony McDevitt, then a freshman at Penn Charter, said he had tired of baseball, but thought he had no alternative for a spring sport. Fortunately for him, Tony Resch, the former Penn Charter lacrosse coach who also coached the Philadelphia Wings, spotted him in the hallway and talked to him about lacrosse through the fall and winter. "You get to hit people," said Resch, who is now the athletic director at La Salle High.
April 27, 2001 |
The Wings hope that history doesn't repeat itself when they visit the Toronto Rock in tonight's National Lacrosse League (NLL) championship game in the Air Canada Centre. Toronto, which is only in its fourth year of existence, has won the last two NLL championships, and in both seasons the Rock defeated the Wings in the semifinals. The Wings are 1-6 lifetime against the Rock, including 0-2 this season, 0-2 in the playoffs and 0-3 at Toronto. At 11-3, the Rock were the regular-season champions this season.