Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 10/28/13
From Press Release
Brown University sophomore attackman Henry Blynn (Haverford School) and junior midfielder Corbin Booker (Chestnut Hill Academy) have been awarded honors at the team’s 2013 banquet.
Blynn received the Vincent Marinelli Award, an annual freshman award (freshman of the year), distributed to the “pup,” who best exemplifies the competitive spirit and commitment to the quality of life that Vinnie himself demonstrated as a freshman at Brown in 1987.
Blynn, the Phillylacrosse.com Co-Player of the Year in 2012, exploded onto the Ivy League and National scene in his first year at Brown, making a huge impact on the offensive end of the field as evidenced by him leading our program in both goals (27) and points (35) in 2013. On top of earning Ivy League Player of the Week honors in late-March, he was also recognized as the Cascade National Rookie of the Week while scoring a combined 10 goals in the state of North Carolina, in games against the Tar Heels and High Point.
Despite being hindered with a bad knee at the end of the season, this man persevered through the pain and managed to help lead Brown back from a 3 goal deficit in Hanover, scoring a hat-trick in the overtime victory over Dartmouth. He serves as a role model to the other men with his commitment to being not only a great offensive player, but also as a bone crushing hitter as a riding attackman.
Booker received the Richard Q. Whelan Jr, ’04 Unsung Hero Award. Re-named in 2005, the award is given in memory to the Brown lacrosse player who best exemplifies Ricky’s unselfish play, dedication to the program and overall commitment to excellence. Booker played in all 14 games in 2013 and had 15 groundballs and one goal.