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Upper Merion grad Mateja will be playing goalie, blogging in debut season at Mercy College

Sunday, 7th February 2010

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 2/7/10
From Press Releases and Staff Reports

In an effort to give fans an inside look at the inaugural lacrosse seasons at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., student-athletes from both the men’s and women’s lacrosse teams will blog about their experiences, available at the school’s official website,

Blogging for the women’s team will be freshman goalkeeper Lauren Mateja (Upper Merion) while freshman defender Cody Jaworski (Tully, N.Y.), will do the same for the men. Each will update their own blog several times each week, sharing their respective thoughts on their collegiate experiences. Blogging will begin during the first week of February, and will continue several times each week through the regular season.

“There will only ever be one first season,” said Chris Gonzales, Assistant Athletic Director for External Operations. “We’re opening a window, letting people live these experiences with us.”

Mateja played three years of lacrosse and one year of field hockey at Upper Merion, receiving Academic All-American accolades during her senior year. She was named Female Athlete of the Week in April of 2009. Additionally, the seasoned viola player earned Suburban One League Second Team honors.

An English major who has future career plans in the law industry, Mateja is projected to start in goal for the Mavericks, who open the season on Wednesday, Mar. 3 at Manhattanville College.

Jarworski played four years of lacrosse at Tully High School, in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State. A captain during his senior season at Tully, he enters Mercy as a Corporate and Homeland Security major. He will see significant time for the Mavericks, who open the season at Vassar College on Saturday, Feb. 13.

Mercy College, located in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., is an NCAA Division II institution, competing in the East Coast Conference. The ECC maintains a high national profile in men’s and women’s lacrosse, with several schools winning national championships in recent years.



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