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NCAA quarterfinals at PPL Park: Many Philly standouts are coming home to big stage

Friday, 18th May 2012

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Posted 5/18/12
From Press Release

A number of top players from Philly will be on stage Sunday when PPL Park and Drexel University host the NCAA Division I quarterfinals.

Notre Dame's Stephen O'Hara (St. Joseph's Prep)

Virginia, the defending national champions, will play at noon on Sunday against Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish defeated Yale to advance, while Virginia edged Princeton in the opening round. In the second game of the day at 2:30 p.m., Colgate will face Duke. The Red Raiders came from behind and stunned undefeated UMass in the opening round, while the Blue Devils defeated Syracuse.

Notre Dame's Westy Hopkins, right (La Salle/Lawrenceville School)

The following is a list of Philly players on the four teams.

Philly players on Duke:

Notre Dame's Liam O'Connor (Haverford School)

Junior goalie Dan Wigrizer, Haverford School (Played in 13 games, .526 save percentage, GAA 8.67)

Sophomore attackman Jordan Wolf, Lower Merion (played in 18 games, 30 G, 30 A)

Sophomore defenseman Henry Lobb, Malvern Prep (played in 16 games, 11 GB, 12 CT)

Duke's Dan Wigrizer (Haverford School) and ND's Westy Hopkins

Freshman LSM Brian Dailey, Conestoga (played in 17 games, 1 G, 17 GB, 5 CT)

Junior defenseman Billy Conners, Malvern Prep (Played in 16 games, 12 GB, 1 CT)

Freshman midfielder Tanner Scott, Conestoga (played in 8 games)

Notre Dame's Tyler Andersen (Radnor)

Notre Dame
Sophomore MF/FO Liam O’Connor, Haverford School (Played in 14 games, 3G, 38 GB, 77 of 164 FO, 47 percent)

Sophomore attackman Westy Hopkins, La Salle/Lawrenceville School (Played in 14 games, 15G, 7A)

Sophomore defenseman Stephen O’Hara, St. Joseph’s Prep (Played in 14 games, 34 GB, 11 CT)

Junior defenseman Tyler Andersen, Radnor (Played in 14 games, 1 G, 18 GB)

Freshman goalie Conor Kelly, Haverford School (redshirted)

Sophomore midfielder Bobby Hill, Malvern Prep (Played in 15 games, 2G, 21 GB)

Sophomore midfielder Chris LaPierre, Shawnee (Played in 14 games, 4G, 58 GB)

Duke's Jordan Wolf (Lower Merion)

Freshman attackman Carl Walrath, Haverford School (Played in 4 games, 1G, 3A)

Junior defenseman Daniel Lantz, Charter, DE (Played in 3 games)


Senior goalie Jared Madison, Lawrenceville School (Played in 17 games, 117 saves, .432 percentage, 31 GB)

Senior midfielder Chris Zielinski, Mannheim Township (Played in 16 games, 6 G)

Duke's Billy Conners (Malvern Prep)

Fans purchasing tickets will also be allowed entry on Saturday for each team’s practice and autograph sessions. The teams will practice between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and be available for autographs for 20 minutes following its practice (NCAA posters will be provided for those attending the autograph session). Virginia begins practice at 10 a.m., followed by Colgate at 11:25 a.m., Notre Dame at 12:50 p.m. and Duke at 2:15 p.m. Entry for the team practices and autograph sessions will be through the PPL Gate. Access to the team practices and autograph sessions requires that you show your ticket for the Quarterfinals on Sunday, May 20.

The PPL Box Office will be open for those needing to purchase and pick up their tickets at will call.

Saturday’s festivities will also include a free youth clinic powered by Lacrosse Evolution for kids under 15. The clinic, which will have two sessions, will include Lacrosse Evolution staff, fastest shot and other contests with prizes. Each participant will receive a lacrosse ball that can be used at the autograph session. The first session will run from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and the second from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. There is limited space (100 players per session) so all players must pre-register. No walk up will be permitted.

To pre-register for the youth clinic powered by Lacrosse Evolution, go visit the following links (please register for one session only):
Clinic 1
Clinic 2

On Sunday, the parking lots will open at 7 a.m. The Toyota Plaza’s gates open at 9:30 a.m. and suite and club ticket holders can enter PPL at 10:30 a.m. General seating gates for both games open at 11 a.m.

Tickets for the NCAA Quarterfinals are still available. Reserved and club seats are SOLD OUT! General admission tickets are still available for $22. Tickets are available at, or by calling 1-800-298-4200. For additional information please go to

Group general admission tickets are available at a discounted rate of $18 each for groups of 20 or more. To order group tickets, please contact Molly Rallo at 215-895-6375. In addition, there are suites and hospitality decks available for the upcoming NCAA Quarterfinals. Please contact Kevin Levy at for suite or deck information.Description:


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