This is part of a continuing series counting down the top Philly lacrosse stories of 2009
Phillylacrosse.com, posted 1/13/10
The Katie Samson Lacrosse Festival has become bigger and bigger.
The 9th Annual Katie Samson Lacrosse Festival, held April 25 at Radnor High, hosted a record 52 high school teams and a number of youth squads in 2009, making it the largest single day lacrosse festival in the country.
Katie, a Radnor High School and Middlebury College graduate won the Division III Championship in 1999 and was named MVP. In January 2000, Katie was the victim of a devastating spinal cord trauma paralyzing her from the chest down. Through Katie’s prodigious courage and perseverance, her foundation has successfully raised funds of nearly $1 million to support spinal cord injury research, patient care, and quality-of-life improvements.
The 2009 event raised over XXXXX and also featured most of the top lacrosse teams in the Philadelphia region and beyond. The marquee game occurred at end of the day when St. Joseph’s Prep pulled out a stunning 12-11 overtime win over previously-undefeated Conestoga.
St. Joseph’s Prep 12, Conestoga 11, OT
Downingtown East 9, Springfield-Delco 3
Archbishop Wood 8, Downingtown West 3
La Salle 10, Haverford School 3
Brunswick School (Ct.) 6, Malvern Prep 5
Emmaus 12, Penncrest 3