By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/17/10
Officials have released the field assignments of games for the 2nd Annual“Checking for Cancer” Lacrosse Invitational April 17 at The Haverford School.
The event, which will feature 12 of the top boys’ lacrosse teams in the Mid-Atlantic region, will raise money for treatment, research and awareness of male cancers. The admission is a donation of $5 or more.
The event was created last year by Haverford School coach John Nostrant, a survivor of prostate cancer, and his college teammate and close friend, Georgetown Prep coach Kevin Giblin. Giblin is currently recovering from colon cancer.
The Game times and fields are as follows:
Conestoga (PA) vs. Haverford School (PA) JV, Stadium Field
(All remaining games are varsity)
Haverford School (PA) vs. Chatham (NJ), Stadium field
Radnor (PA) vs. Hatboro-Horsham (PA), Class of ’75 field
Georgetown Prep (MD) vs. La Salle College High (PA), Stadium field
Yorktown (NY) vs. Garden City (NY), Class of ’75 field
Conestoga (PA) vs. Darien (CT), Stadium field
Delbarton School (NJ) vs. Fairfield Prep (CT), Class of ’75 field
La Salle (21-4 last year) is the two-time defending Pennsylvania state champion and finished fourth in the final LaxPower National Coaches/Computer Ratings and eighth in the Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse Power Rankings. Georgetown Prep (20-3) was the Interstate Athletic Conference champion and was ranked eighth in the LaxPower rankings and 13th in the UA/IL Rankings. The Hoyas defeated La Salle, 7-6, in double overtime last year.
Conestoga (24-2) was the runner-up to La Salle and was ranked 12th by LaxPower and 19th by UA/IL. Other teams ranked by LaxPower include: Yorktown (18-3, 16th), Darien (18-5, 19th), Delbarton (19-3, 23rd), Haverford School (16-8, 27th), Fairfield Prep (17-6, 33rd) and Garden City (17-4, 81st). Also, Chatham was 13-6 and both Radnor and Hatboro-Horsham were 15-4.
Nostrant and Giblin were roommates at Washington College and linemates on the lacrosse field. They served together as assistant coaches for the United States U-19 men’s team in 2008 when it captured the International World Federation Championship in British Columbia.
Last year the inaugural “Checking for Cancer” Invitational raised about $15,000, Nostrant said.