By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 10/25/11
Bryson Craft, an All-EPSLA long stick midfielder from Episcopal Academy, is recovering from a serious leg injury as he begins a new college career at Lehigh University.
Craft, who helped lead EA to the Inter-Ac Invitational finals in 2010, played his first season of college lacrosse at Massachusetts at Amherst. He was a reserve who played in two games and even played two weeks after breaking the 5th Metatarsal in his leg.
He decided to transfer to Lehigh because he said he felt more comfortable at the Bethlehem campus. He rehabbed his leg all summer and was ready for Fall Ball, but after one day the permanent screw holding the broken limb leg popped and that ended his Fall season.
Craft supported his team when the Mountain Hawks competed at the recent 5th annual Nick Colleluori Classic at Ridley. He said doctors believe he will be ready for the spring season when Lehigh hopes to challenge for a Patriot League title.
“I transferred because I felt it was a better fit for me,” Craft said. “It’s a great academic school and a great lacrosse school.
“I finally got cleared to play three weeks into Fall Ball and I played one day and the screw popped. I may have worked it too hard.”
Craft said even attending the Nick Colleluori Classic with his team was an honor. He played for HEADstrong Elite when he was a club player.
“Coming back to Ridley is great; I got to see a lot of people I know and we got to support a great cause,” he said. “This was fantastic. I remember coming here and working the tournament in high school. It’s great to give back.
“I see how big it’s expanded and how great the HEADstrong Foundation is doing.”