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Philly’s Growney is inducted into Trinity College Hall of Fame

Monday, 26th September 2022

Categories Boy's/Men's, College  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 9/26/22

Trinity College kicked off its annual Homecoming Weekend Friday with its Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Dinner and Ceremony in Hartford and inducted Philly legend Scott Growney.

The Growney Family celebrates Scott Growney’s induction into the Trinity College Hall of Fame: (from left), Son Chase, wife McCall, Scott, daughter Scottie Rose and son Colton  

Growney (Class of 1981), president emeritus of the Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter/Philadelphia Lacrosse Association, was a lacrosse All-American at Trinity and still is near the top of many offensive categories despite graduating over 40 years ago.

Growney was selected in 2019 as the winner of the US Lacrosse Homer R. Schwartz Chapter Leadership Award. Growney was nominated for the award by the late Peter Samson and Jeff Stone on behalf of the entire Philadelphia Chapter Board.

A native of Lower Merion Township and a current resident of Berwyn, Growney is a former high school All-American from Harriton High who also played for the Philadelphia Wings in 1986 and 1987. He has coached both girls’ and boys’ lacrosse for many years at the club and community levels.

Scott Growney at Trinity

Growney was the first president of the Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter after the formation of US Lacrosse in 1998, and has served numerous terms as its president. He has been responsible for coordinating the chapter’s biggest fundraiser – the annual golf outing – since its inception almost 20 years. Additionally, he developed the chapter web site, has coached youth teams, coordinated summer leagues, supported inner city initiatives, and served on the chapter’s Hall of Fame Committee.

Growney is also founder and director of the HEADstring project, a diversity initiative that introduces the game to new players and provides refurbished sticks to programs in need.


The 2022 Trinity College Athletics Hall of Fame Class

Scott Growney ’81 (Lacrosse, Soccer)
Growney was an All-American lacrosse player for the Bantams and is still among the best in most offensive statistical categories.  He played professionally for the Philadelphia Wings and is a member of the USA Lacrosse Chapter Hall of Fame for Pennsylvania Lacrosse.

Michael Blair ’06 (Football, Track & Field, Wrestling)
Blair is Trinity’s only four-time All-American in wrestling and also earned All-American honor as a defensive lineman for Trinity football while helping that team win multiple NESCAC titles.  Blair was an All-New England track and field athlete as well.
Kat Castle Grant ’85 (Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Squash)
Castle was an All-American squash players and a field hockey captain and lacrosse player for the Bantams.  She was Trinity’s field hockey captain in 1985 and played for the United States National Junior Team that won the World Cup in 1980.
Lindsey Davison Page ’94 (Field Hockey, Lacrosse)
Davison Page was an All-America remains one of the most prolific scorers in Trinity field hockey history and led that team to the first NCAA Final Four in any sport in Bantam sports history in 1993. She was also a lacrosse captain for the Bantams.
Moe Drabowski ’57 (Baseball) – induction deferred to 2023
Drabowsky was a baseball pitcher for the Bantams in the 1950s prior to getting signed by the Chicago Cubs to begin his 15-year career in the major leagues for several teams.  He finished second in the National League in strikeouts one year and won two World Series with the Baltimore Orioles.
John Dunham (Men’s Golf, Men’s Ice Hockey)
Dunham coached Trinity men’s ice hockey for 33 years, starting the program and coaching until 2007.  He guided the Bantams to 21 post-seasons, four ECAC titles, a NESCAC title, two NCAA Tournaments and one NCAA Final Four.
Kathy Ennis Britton ’90 (Basketball, Soccer, Softball) – induction deferred to 2023
Ennis Britton was a captain of Trinity soccer, basketball, and softball and guided both the soccer and softball teams to championship titles.  She is one of the top scorers in the history of Trinity soccer and one of the best hitters in Trinity softball history while helping that team to three New England titles and an undefeated season.

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