By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/9/11
Officials have released the game times for the 3rd annual “Checking for Cancer” tournament slated for Saturday, April 16 at Haverford School.
The event, featuring 12 of the top boys’ teams in the Mid-Atlantic Region, raises funds for cancer research and awareness for the three primary male related cancers; Prostate, Colorectal and Testicular.
Besides releasing the times of the games (see schedule below), tourney officials announced that there also will be two girls’ games involving Philly teams.
The boys’ field features five teams from Philadelphia – including defending state champion Conestoga and host Haverford School, each expected to be ranked among the top teams in the nation.
The event was created by Haverford School coach John Nostrant and Georgetown Prep coach Kevin Giblin, two college teammates from Washington College and long-time friends who were diagnosed with cancer within months of each other less than three years ago. Nostrant is in remission from prostate cancer and Giblin has been fighting colon cancer.
Nostrant’s Fords – who have 12 players and six juniors committed to Division I colleges – will meet Darien (CT) while Giblin’s Hoyas will face Delbarton (NJ). Conestoga – which has 14 players committed to Division I colleges – meets Fairfield Prep (CT).
Other matchups include La Salle – which has won two of the last three PA state titles and was the runner-up last year – vs. Wilton (CT), Philly’s Radnor (Central League) vs. six-time defending Ches-Mont League champion Downingtown East and Chatham (NJ) vs. Grerenwich (CT).
Conestoga (No. 6), Haverford School (No. 11) and La Salle (No. 16) were ranked last year’s final Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse power ratings.
The girls’ games feature Baldwin School vs.Springside School (9 a.m., grass field) and Agnes Irwin vs. Germantown Friends (12:30 p.m, grass field).
Checking for Cancer – April 16, 2011 at Haverford School
9:00 AM. Grass Field. GLAX. Baldwin vs Springside
9:00 AM. Class of ’75 Field. BLAX. Haverford School JV vs Conestoga
11:00 AM. Sabol Field. BLAX. Haverford School (PA) vs Darien (CT)
11:00 AM. Class of ’75 Field. BLAX. Radnor (PA) vs Downingtown East
12:30 PM. Grass Field. GLAX. Agnes Irwin vs Germantown Friends
1:00 PM. Sabol Field. BLAX. Georgetown Prep (MD) vs Delbarton (NJ)
1:00 PM. Class of ’75. BLAX. Conestoga (PA) vs Greenwich (CT)
3:00 PM. Sabol Field. BLAX. LaSalle (PA) vs Wilton (CT)
3:00 PM. Class of ’75. BLAX. Chatham (NJ) vs Fairfield Prep (CT)
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