Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 10/3/14
From Press Release
he Princeton men’s lacrosse team will compete Sunday in the Play For Parkinson’s event at Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Va.
The Tigers will play Loyola at 1 and then Air Force at 3. Towson is the fourth men’s team who will be in attendance, and those Tigers will play Air Force at 1 and Loyola at 3.
There are also four women’s teams – Penn State, Georgetown, Duke and Maryland – who will play a round-robin beginning at 8:30. Youth clinics for boys and girls will be held in between the women’s and men’s games.
Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for youth ages 5-16. Children under 5 will be admitted free of charge.
The event is now in its fifth season and is the work of former Princeton All-America and three-time NCAA champion Christian Cook and his sister Lauren, who began the tournament as a way of raising money to fight Parkinson’s after their mother Diane was diagnosed with the disease in 2008.
To date, Play For Parkinson’s has helped Project Spark raise more than $200,000.
In addition to the cause, the games will be Princeton’s only competition against outside opponents during the fall season.
Princeton graduated three-time first-team All-America Tom Schreiber but returns most of the rest of its starting offense from this past season, including attackmen Mike MacDonald and Ryan Ambler and middies Kip Orban and Jake Froccaro. The defense started two freshmen and a sophomore last year, and in all the team returns nine of its 10 regular starters from the 2014 season.