Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 10/13/17
From Press Release
For the second straight year the Marist men’s and women’s lacrosse teams will host the Edward Taylor Coombs Fall Lacrosse Tournament on Oct. 15 in Tenney Stadium. Now in its sixth year, the event had previously taken place at Coombs’ alma mater, Hatboro-Horsham High School, in his hometown of Horsham.
The ETC Fall Lacrosse Tournament is held each year to honor the late Marist men’s lacrosse midfielder and former Hatters standout Edward Coombs, who tragically passed away in August 2011 prior to the start of his sophomore year. Admission to the tournament is $5 per person with all proceeds benefitting the Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Center at Boston University.
The Marist women’s team will kick off the tournament at 10 a.m. with a pair of contests against Sacred Heart at 10 a.m. while the men will face Springfield and Merrimack, respectively.
The men’s team will also host a skills clinic for kids in grades K-8 from 10-11 on North Field. The cost of the clinic is $20 and registration can be completed here. All proceeds from the clinic will be donated directly to the Edward Taylor Coombs Foundation.
Eddie’s family set up the Edward Taylor Coombs Foundation to honor student-athletes who exemplify Eddie’s same strong character, provide outstanding scholar/athletes financial assistance to pursue their higher education goals so they can reach their full potential, and work with high school students around the issues of responsible decision making through seminars, forums, videos, and other education programs. Eddie was a well-respected member of the Marist community by staff and students.
The Red Foxes will continue their tradition of giving Coombs’ no. 34 jersey to a graduating senior to wear during their final season of eligibility. This year’s jersey has yet to be awarded. Former Marist midfielder Jimmy Murphy, who played one year of high school lacrosse with Coombs at Hatboro-Horsham, wore it in 2017 following Joseph Radin and Dave Scarcello the two previous seasons.
For more information on the tournament and clinic please visit etcfoundation34.org.
Marist vs. Sacred Heart (Game 1) 10:15 a.m.
Marist vs. Sacred Heart (Game 2) 11:30 a.m.
Springfield vs. Marist 1 p.m.
Merrimack vs. Springfield 2:30 p.m.
Marist vs. Merrimack 4 p.m.
All games played in Tenney Stadium