Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 11/19/08
Former Philadelphia Wings great Tom Marechek received a second Hall of Fame honor last weekend when he was inducted into the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame.
Marechek, also a 2007 National Lacrosse League HOF inductee, was an All-American at Syracuse, a member of Canada’s national team, and now a successful coach at the scholastic level in Maryland.
During his pro career, Marechek became the Wings’ all-time leading scorer over his 12 seasons with the franchise. He won four championships with the Wings, and following his retirement the Wings retired Marechek’s #42 and raised a banner to the rafters of the Wachovia Center to commemorate the achievement. It’s the first and only retired number in Wings history.
Prior to joining the Wings, Marechek was an All-American player at Syracuse University, where he won two NCAA championships.
Marechek joins Gary Gait, Paul Gait, Mike French and Sal LoCascio as part of a select group of individuals who are members of both the National Lacrosse League Hall of Fame and the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame.
USTC to host Wings Camp Series
United Sports is very excited to announce that players from the Wings will be instructing the Holiday Lacrosse Camp Series on three days in the next few months. Each camper will get a ticket to the Wings’ upcoming season with his camp registration.
The camp series is for boys aged 8-to-14. Players will be divided by age and skill level
The camps will run from 9 a.m.-to3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 28 (Black Friday), Monday, Jan. 19 (MLK Day) and Monday, Feb. 16 (President’s Day). Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
The price is $75 (members) or $90 (non-members) for a day and $190 (members) or $235 (non-members) for all three days. Please contact Keith Jacoby at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-466-7100 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 610-466-7100 end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 610-466-7100 end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 610-466-7100 end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 610-466-7100 end_of_the_skype_highlighting with any questions
Wings open training camp at USTC
The Philadelphia Wings open their training camp on Friday, Nov. 21 at United Sports Training Center (USTC) in Downingtown. The Wings will hold weekend training camp sessions during November and December in preparation for the 2009 season, which begins in Buffalo versus the defending NLL Champion Bandits.
The Wings open their home schedule at the Wachovia Center on Friday, Jan. 23 when they host the expansion Boston Blazers.
All training camp sessions at USTC are free and open to the public. For directions log on to http://www.go2ustc.com.