Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/8/15
Jack Twohig cherishes the memry of being coached by Drew Bauer’s last team four years ago for the Chester County Keystone Game 8th Grade All-Stars.
“Even for the short amount of time he coached me, I remember Drew so well because it was probably the first time someone gave me one-on-one attention and broke down my game,” said Twohig, now a Henderson senior signed with Siena. “He took what he liked and didn’t like and showed me how to fix it. He made me a better player in a short time.”
Drew Bauer made a lot of young lacrosse players better for the West Chester Lacrosse Association. He did it with style and care that won’t be forgotten. On Tuesday night at Henderson, Bauer’s legacy continued in the 4th Annual “Drew Bauer City Championship Memorial Game” as longtime arch rivals met for a Ches-Mont League boys’ lacrosse game.
The Warriors won, 9-7, and Twohig – a close defenseman, man up attack, FO/midfielder, and LSM on the face off wing – was named the “Drew Bauer Blue Collar” recipient for his all-around play and honor to the game in Drew’s spirit.
Drew Bauer died four summers ago in a boating accident in the Sassafras River on the Chesapeake in Maryland. Drew played at WC East and was a popular and beloved coach for many years in the West Chester Youth and Keystone Games as well as a player on men’s teams in the county.
WC East coach Jim Schorn, a close friend to Drew and his family, created the memorial event to recognize Drew’s many contributions to the sport and to youth lacrosse with West Chester’s strongest rivalry (Drew played at East and his brother, Nate, was an East graduate while his brother, Sam, graduated from Henderson).
The Warriors again won the big trophy, a Cascade Pro7 helmet that shows East’s colors on one side and Henderson’s on the other to honor the game and the rivalry. East coach Jim Schorn helped create the trophy.
“This game is always a big rivalry since the East and Henderson kids know each other so well and see each other every weekend,” said Twohig. “We have been looking forward to this game all season and it was a great game. East played so well and kept coming after us.
“Winning this honor is special to me because I played for Drew right before he passed away and because my uncle (Mike Twohig) coached with him that year. It is an honor to win an award named him and help us keep the trophy in Henderson’s name for another year.”
“Drew was such a proponent of lacrosse in the West Chester area youth lacrosse and his legacy lives on.”
Cody Pascale led Henderson with four goals and Eric Beren made 12 saves.
Seven different East players scored and Billy Kyle posted 12 saves.
Henderson 9, West Chester East 7
Henderson 3 4 2 0 – 9
WC East 1 2 2 2 – 7
Cody Pascale 4g
Nick Mascetti 1g
Noah Richard 1g 2a
Joe Saulino 1g
Nick Rizzo 1g
Jason Dephillips 1g 1a
Jack Twohig 1a
Eric Beren 12 saves
West Chester East
Brendan Warrington 1g
Joe Guarnere 1g
Sam Maddox 1g
Chris Gleason 1g
Sam Walsh 1g
Jack Phelan 1g
Tom Gormley 1g
Billy Kyle 12 saves