Lasallian Lacrosse - Community Not Competition
The Lacrosse team at La Salle College High School hosted the Lacrosse team from Saint Raymond High School for Boys, a Lasallian school in the Bronx, NY, on Sunday afternoon, April 6, 2014. The two programs could not be more different. La Salle is the defending Pennsylvania State Champions and, traditionally, a nationally-ranked high school lacrosse program. The lacrosse program at Saint Raymond is in its 5th season and earned the program's first win last season when it defeated Bishop Loughlin (another Lasallian high school). The team's head coach, Brother Richard Galvin, FSC, is new to the sport and had to teach himself to play, while La Salle is led by Hall of Fame coaches and former professional lacrosse players Bill Leahy and Tony Resch. City Lax, an organization committed to promoting lacrosse in inner city schools was instrumental in helping Saint Raymond get their program off the ground. In an effort to develop their skills and learn new drills and practice routines, the team from Saint Raymond made the two hour drive south to spend the afternoon with their Lasallian brothers. The two teams worked-out and practiced together. The Explorers were able to share some of the secrets of their success and help the Ravens take the next step in playing competitive lacrosse. A sport that is best associated with competition experienced a few hours of community – Lasallian community.