Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 11/7/10
From Press Releases
Spearheaded by goalkeeper Dan Wigrizer’s MVP performance, Team Kennedy defeated Team Bissette by a 22-19 count to claim the inaugural Duke Box Lacrosse League championship recently on Central Campus.
Wigrizer, a sophomore from Haverford School who helped the Bkue Devils win tgheir first NCAA title last spring, was credited with 22 saves in net while scoring one goal.
Team Kennedy also received six goals from Sam Spillane and four markers from David Lawson. Team Bissette, which reached the championship game after posting an 0-3 record in the regular season, was led in the finals by Robert Rotanz (6 goals) and Zach Howell (5 goals).
Team Kennedy claimed a 12-7 advantage at halftime after Spillane scored twice in a 3-0 run that spanned the final four minutes of the opening session. Lawson then scored twice to open the second half, pushing the margin to seven goals, as Team Kennedy coasted to the title.
“We had a great week,” said Duke head coach John Danowski. “The first season of the DBLL was outstanding. All four teams competed at a high level, and you have to give credit to Tom Montelli and Sam Spillane for putting together a championship-caliber squad.”
With the three-goal triumph, Team Kennedy earned the Skinner Cup, named after coach emeritus Roy Skinner, who was on hand to present the trophy to the champions. Wigrizer received the Joe Ferraro MVP trophy for his efforts.