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Penn-Princeton men’s game Saturday at Franklin Field to feature Youth Day with Ashbee, Little Quakers, Young Quakers

Wednesday, 11th March 2015

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Youth, Posted 3/11/15
From Press Release

The University of Pennsylvania Men’s Lacrosse team is sponsoring a youth lacrosse day at Franklin Field this Saturday before their big Ivy League rivalry game against the Princeton Tigers.

Penn Quakers and Ahbee Lacrosse grads Chris Hupfeldt (left) and Reilly Hupfeldt join their mom, Carole

Penn Quakers and Ahbee Lacrosse grads Chris Hupfeldt (left) and Reilly Hupfeldt join their mom, Carole

Ashbee Youth Lacrosse players in 4th-8th grade will play the Little Quakers and the Young Quakers in two games that are sure to be a thrill for all the players and supporters. The 6-8th grade team will play at 9 am, followed by the 4th-5th grade team at 10:00 am.

At 1 pm, the Penn Quakers – featuring seven former Ashbee players – will take on the Princeton Tigers.

The idea was the brainchild of Chris and Carol Hupfeldt, former Ashbee Board members and parents of current Penn players, Reilly (freshman) and Chris (senior).

“Ashbee is fortunate for the help of the Hupfeldts in arranging a fun day for our kids with the support of Coach (Mike) Murphy and his staff. We are also excited to working with the Young Quakers and their boys’ lacrosse team.” said Andy Thatcher from Ashbee.

The Young Quakers Community Athletics (YQCA) partnership allows for students in West Philadelphia to spend time on Penn’s campus at its athletic facilities, working 1-on-1 with their mentors in academics and athletics.

The current Penn Men’s roster includes seven former Ashbee Youth Lacrosse players; Reilly and Chris “Hup” Hupfelt, Joe McCallion (Haverford School), Sam Rohr (Haverford School), Kevin Gayhardt (Episcopal Academy), Kevin McGreary (Malvern Prep) and Connor Keating (Haverford School).

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