Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 9/18/21
Men’s Bios for the Philadelphia Lacrosse Association Hall of Fame Induction Celebration Sept 18 at United Sports in Downingtown:
Drew Adams enters the Hall of Fame as a truly great player. Drew played at Springfield Delco High School as a varsity goalie from 2001-2005. In his senior year, Drew made the All-State Team and was the Delco Times Player of the Year. During the same period, Drew played in the summer for the Dukes Lacrosse Club.
In 2005, Drew went on to Penn State where he played as a varsity goalie from 2005 to 2009. Drew was named ECAC Rookie of the Year for his play and was named ECAC Goalie of the Year on two occasions. Drew was named All American Honorable Mention in 2006, 2008 and 2009. Drew was the Team Captain in his senior year.
After Drew graduated from college, he began playing professional lacrosse. Drew played for the MLL New York Lizards from 2009 to 2018. Beginning in 2019, he began playing for the PLL Archers. Drew has had continued success in the pros. He has played in the MLL All Star Game on six occasions and has been named the MLL Goalie of the Year on three occasions. Drew was the goalie when the New York Lizards won the League Championship in 2015.
In 2014, Drew was the goalie for the USA National Team which won a Silver Medal at the World Games in Colorado.
Drew has been working with younger goalies since 2010 when he began his company, NetNation Lacrosse.
DONALD D. EAVENSON, JR.
Donald D. Eavenson, Jr. enters the Hall of Fame as a truly great player. Don played as a defenseman for Abington Senior High School from 1966 to 1969. In 1969, he was named to the first team of the All-Pennsylvania-Delaware Lacrosse Association which was the equivalent to All-State at that time.
From 1969 to 1973, Don attended Washington & Lee University in Virginia where he played defenseman for four years. W&L was a national power in those days. In four years, Don’s teams were 44-9 against what are now D1 powerhouses such as UVA and UNC. Don was First Team South Atlantic All-Division in 1972 and 1973. In 1972 he was named to the Second Team College Division All American Team, and in 1973, he was named First Team College Division All American. He played in the North-South All Star game in 1973. Don was a tri-captain of the lacrosse team. He also played football and was named a tri-captain of that team in 1972.
In 1973, Don won the Pres Brown Award as W&L’s most outstanding and most valuable senior athlete as well as a Wheelwright Trophy winner as MVP of the W&L lacrosse team by vote of his teammates. Don was named to the W&L Athletic Hall of Fame in 2005.
After college, Don played for the Mount Washington Lacrosse Club which won the National Championship in 1975.
Don coached high school lacrosse in Maryland for four years. In more recent years, he was one of the founders of the Lower Bucks Lacrosse Club in the Southeastern Pennsylvania Youth Lacrosse League and coached there for three years. Later on, he coached with the Bandits Lacrosse Club and the Philly Elite LB3 Lacrosse Club from 2013 to 2015.
Greg Gurenlian enters the Hall of Fame as a truly great player. Greg played lacrosse as a midfielder at Springfield Delco High School from 1999 to 2002, specializing at face-offs. Greg then attended Penn State where he faced off from 2003 to 2006. Greg was named All ECAC in 2005 and 2006, and he was the team MVP in 2005 and 2006. In 2006, he was a pre-season All American.
After college, Greg played professional lacrosse competing for the Rochester Rattlers, the San Francisco Dragons and New York Lizards in the MLL and more recently for the Redwoods LC in the PLL. Greg appeared in the MLL All Star Games five times and was named an MLL All Pro six times. Greg was named MLL FaceOff Man of the Year three times. In 2015, he was named the MLL MVP, and in the same year, he was named MLL/US Lacrosse Sportsman of the Year. Greg is the MLL career leader in face-off wins as well as the record holder for most face-off wins in a season and highest percentage of face-off wins in a season. Greg is the MLL record holder for most ground balls in a season and also the MLL career ground ball leader. Greg was named a PLL All Star in 2019.
Greg faced off for the United States National Team which won the Silver Medal in Colorado in 2014. He also played on the 2018 team which won the Gold Medal in Israel. Greg set the USA record for face-off percentage in a World Game at 80 percent.
Greg presently works with youth as the co-founder and coach of the FaceOff Academy since 2012.
Steve Colfer enters the Hall of Fame as a truly great coach. Steve played lacrosse at Salesianum School in Delaware as a midfielder from 1986 to 1989. He then attended the University of Scranton where he played as a midfielder and LSM, graduating in 1993.
In 1994 and 1995, Steve was an assistant coach at Salesianum School. In 1997, he began coaching as an assistant at Cabrini University. In 2001, Steve was named head coach and continues to coach there today.
In his career at Cabrini, Steve has amassed a record of 288 and 73 with a .797 winning percentage. His teams have won their conference on a yearly basis. Cabrini won the NCAA Division III National Championship in Philadelphia in 2019.
Steve was named USILA Coach of the Year in 2019. On fourteen occasions, he has been named the CSAC/AEC Coach of the Year. In 2006, Steve served as the North-South All Star Game Head Coach. Steve has developed 77 All Americans at Cabrini, 14 Academic All Americans and 3 National Players of the Year.
Steve worked as the Head Coach of the Bermuda National Team from 2008 to 2018. Steve presently serves on the Board of Directors of the IMLCA.
Matt Flynn enters the Hall of Fame as a coach and an individual who has demonstrated long, dedicated and exceptional service to the game of lacrosse in Pennsylvania. Matt played as a defenseman at Ridley High School from 1979 to 1982 and was captain of the Millmont Athletic Club from 1997 to 2001.
Matt has been coaching the Ridley Youth Lacrosse Club for 38 years until the present and won the SEPYLA Youth Championship in 2000. Matt was the US Lacrosse Boys Youth Coach of the Year in 2007. Matt has coached in the Keystone State Games and coached the U15 Champions in 1988, 1999 and 2000. Matt was an assistant coach in the SEPYLA v. England game in 1987. Matt coached in the Ridley High School Summer League from 1990 to 1994 and coached the Millmont AC Summer League Champions in 1998 and 2000. Matt founded and coached the MAB Dawgs Summer Lacrosse Club from 1998 to the present and has taken the team to The Vail and Lake Placid Tournaments as well as to Champ Camp. Matt works as the head scout for the Ridley High School Lacrosse Team.
Matt served as a PLA Board member from 1990 to 1994 and worked on the New Start Committee in those years. He served on the Men’s Summer League Board of Directors from 1992 to 1994. He was the founder of the Ridley Youth Lacrosse Camp. He has acted as the coordinator for the Tristate Sports Indoor Lacrosse League from 2000 to the present and the coordinator for the Tristate Fall Lacrosse League Tournament from 2001 to the present. He also was the coordinator for the Evan Brady Classic in 2001. Matt is the Treasurer for the Ridley Lacrosse Boosters and has been the SEPYLA Treasurer from 1998 to the present.
Matt was named the PLA Man of the Year in 1992. In 1997, Matt entered the Ridley Lacrosse Hall of Fame and was named the Ridley Township Oldtimers Sportsman of the Year.
GT enters the Hall of Fame as a truly great player who has contributed noteworthy service to the game of lacrosse over the years. GT was an attackman for the Radnor Youth Club and Radnor High School, graduating in 1982. In his senior year, he played in the Brine High School National All-Star Game. He also played ice hockey and was All-State as a senior. GT then attended Washington & Lee University, where he also played as an attackman and graduated in 1986.
After college, GT played lacrosse for clubs in England and Australia. Upon returning to Philadelphia, GT began a career in club lacrosse from 1986 to 2000 which was, at the time predating professional lacrosse, where the best player and teams played. GT played attack for Eagles Eye Lacrosse Club and then for MAB Lacrosse Club. GT was the leading scorer for MAB. GT played in USCLA Club All-Star Games and was named All Club several times. He also participated in competitive summer tournaments during this time, making the All-Vail Tournament Team in 1991 and playing on several championship teams and making All-Tournament Teams in the Lake Placid Lacrosse Tournament. GT played on the team which won the Cape Cod Lacrosse Tournament in 1991 and was also named the Tournament MVP.
GT coached Radnor High School from 1988 to 1990 and was named Pennsylvania High School Coach of the Year in 1990. He helped develop the Stewart Hall School team in San Francisco and coached there from 2005 to 2010. GT presently coaches with the Mesa Youth Lacrosse Club.
GT is the son of another member of the Pennsylvania Lacrosse Hall of Fame, George Corrigan.