Phillylacrosse.com, Re-Posted 10/9/22 – From Staff Report
Springfield-Delco will host a marquee Division I men’s collegiate Fall Ball game Sunday between the 2022 Men’s Division I finalists, champion Maryland and Cornell, at 1 p.m.
But if you didn’t purchase a ticket, unfortunately, you are out of luck.
Springfield-Delco Assistant Athletic Director and head boys’ coach Tom Lemieux said earlier in the week that the advanced sales are over. The venue holds 2,500 and all tickets are sold. None will be available at the doors.
Maryland defeated Cornell, 9-7, in May to cap a perfect 18-0 season. The game is the only Fall Ball contest for each team.
“It’s an incredible opportunity for our area,” said Lemieux. “For the Philly region to host a game of this magnitude is fantastic.”
Maryland’s 2023 team features some key Philly players, including a Springfield-Delco grad, Honorable Mention All-American midfielder Kyle Long, who will use his fifth year COVD year; and senior First-Team AA Luke Wierman (Henderson). Wierman’s backup is senior Gavin Tygh (Penn Charter), a 2019 Phillylacrosse Co-Player of the Year.
One of last year’s freshmen redshirts was attackman Eric Spanos, a Malvern Prep grad who was a Phillylacrosse.com Co-Player of the Year in 2021. Other returnees include junior midfielder Gabe Goforth (Bishop Shanahan), junior defenseman Nick Redd (Wilmington Friends), and sophomore midfielder Geordy Holmes (Haverford School). Maryland’s recruits in this year’s freshman class are LSM/defenseman Will Schaller (Hill School) and faceoff/midfielder Mitchell Lloyd (St. Joseph’s Prep).
Cornell also features some key players with Philly roots. Senior attackman Billy Coyle (Malvern Prep) and senior midfielder Aiden Blake (Haddonfield) are key returnees and sophomore midfielder Michael Bozzi (Haverford School) played in most games as a freshman. Cornell’s freshman class includes Charlie Box (Marple Newtown) and Griff McGovern (Salesianum School). Also, senior Gene Martin (Moorestown) is a reserve goalie.