Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 6/17/08
Philadelphia players made major contributions in helping undefeated Salisbury University claim its second straight and eighth overall Division III men’s national championship last month.
The Sea Gulls capped a 22-0 season May 25 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., by defeating Cortland State, 19-13. Salisbury has won five of the last six NCAA titles.
Senior defender Ryan Phillips (Downingtown) scored one of his season’s two goals in the championship win. Phillips, who started in 16 games, had three caused turnovers and one groundball in the title-clincher.
Senior midfielder Michael Lennon (Lower Merion) scooped one groundball in the title game. He finished the season with five goals and two assists in 21 games.
The rest of the Philly players: freshman long-stick midfielder Stephen Roberts (Downingtown West) had 34 groundballs in 17 games as a key reserve; sophomore midfielder Brian Schuster (St. Joseph’s Prep) had one goal and five assists in 12 games; sophomore midfielder Scott Rumford (Penncrest) had a goal and three groundballs in 10 games; freshman defender Jeff Hoffman (Perkiomen Valley) had an assist and five groundballs in 13 games; freshman defender Nick Mooney (Interboro) appeared in nine games.