By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/26/11
Officials have released an updated schedule for the 3rd annual “Checking for Cancer” tournament on 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.
The change made recently involves one of the two girls’ games – being held for the first time. The girls’ games feature Baldwin School vs.Friends’ Central (9 a.m., grass field) and Agnes Irwin vs. Germantown Friends (12:30 p.m, grass field). Friends’ Central is taking the place of Springside School.
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.
Checking for Cancer – April 16, 2011 at Haverford School
9:00 AM. Grass Field. GLAX. Baldwin vs Friends’ Central
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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