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Lehigh assistant coach Wray (defenseman) is key returnee as Wings open 25th anniversary season tonight

Saturday, 8th January 2011

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Pro  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 1/8/11
From Press Releases

Captain and defenseman Taylor Wray, a Lehigh men’s lacrosse assistant coach, begins his fourth season with the Philadelphia Wings tonight (7:00) when he helps lead the squad into its 25th anniversary campaign in the National Lacrosse League season opener against the Boston Blazers at the Wells Fargo Center.

Wings captain taylor Wray

Wray was one of the Wings’ top defenders last year, as he tallied 51 loose balls in 13 games. Wray, 29, now has 590 loose balls in his career.

Wray is a highly decorated indoor lacrosse player, ever since his rookie season in 2004 when he won the NLL Championship with Calgary while also capturing both Rookie and Defensive Player of the Year. He was traded to the Wings in 2007, where he has continued to excel.

Wray was a successful field player, graduating from Duke in 2003 where he helped lead the Blue Devils to three NCAA Tournament appearances. He also teamed with current Lehigh head coach Kevin Cassese to captain the 2003 squad. Wray went on to play for Team Canada in the FIL World Championships, leading his country to a silver medal.

The present day Mountain Hawks open their 2011 season on Feb. 12 when they host Saint Joseph’s University at the Ulrich Sports Complex. Faceoff is set for 1 p.m.

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