When Dean Stambules came from Leesburg, Va., to Denison University four years ago, he was ready to play lacrosse for a leading Division III team and major in economics. Now he is graduating and headed to New York for an interview with a real estate investment firm.
He will take with him the memory of four teams of middle school recreation lacrosse players who credit him with changing their lives and a community grateful for his efforts.
The Denison senior received the 2012 Louis Kussmaul Friendship Award on April 18 at a luncheon co-sponsored by Denison and the Granville Area Chamber of Commerce. Seth Patton, DU's vice president for finance and management, and Maggie Barno, GACC executive director, presented Stambules with a certificate and a $300 check.
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"We're so fortunate here, and lacrosse is such a big part of our lives. We practice six days a week, so I think it's good and we love it, so hopefully other people in those areas will get to play and love it like us," said Higginbotham.
The students at West Genny organized a lacrosse gear drive after hearing about programs in other parts of the country that have had trouble starting up.
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by Curtis Eichelberger, bloomberg.com
Men's lacrosse players were the biggest illicit drug users among athletes competing in the National Collegiate Athletic Association's 23 sanctioned sports, according to a survey by the governing body.
They led all other sports in the use of amphetamines, anabolic steroids, cocaine, marijuana and narcotics, according to the NCAA's quadrennial survey, which included 20,474 responses from athletes for the 2009 school year.
The athletes were asked to voluntarily fill out forms
anonymously, then mail them in postage-paid envelopes to a
company that scanned them and put the answers into a database.
The report offered no comparison with drug use in either the
general population or college population as a whole.
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The hardest worker on the team.
What's one thing you can't live without?
My family. I luckily get to spend a good deal of time at home and truly cannot live without my family.
Where did you go on your last vacation?
Vacation? What's that? With four young kids, sleep is a vacation and even that is rare.
What's one thing lacrosse really needs?
I really do not think that lacrosse needs anything. It is already an awesome sport, with great people playing it. What more do you need? As far a popularity of the sport goes...it's growing faster than any other. It really is the best sport out there, and people are really starting to recognize that.
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The Corcoran varsity softball team and varsity and JV boys lacrosse teams that raised over $,1500 for the "More Than a Game Foundation".
The foundation, run by Anthony Richmond, allows coaches, athletic directors and schools to choose where the money they raise is distributed: American Cancer Society, Upstate Golisano's Children's Hospital (both in Syracuse and Rochester) and Upstate Cancer Center.
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The Section III Girls Lacrosse Exceptional Senior Game., held on Monday, June 13th at Marcellus Senior High School, raided $900 to benfit Joy Zimmerman. Joy was diagnosed in August 2010 with Metaplastic Carsinoma.
The Green team won 21-14 over the Blue team.
Green: Perry 1-0, Barry 3-2, Algie 1-0, Nolan 2-0, Kenney 2-0, Reynolds 1-1, Jaquith 4-4, Bullock 0-2, Keegins 1-0, Farrugia 2-0, Caputo 3-1, Kiggins 1-0. Saves: Richardson - 9, Tess - 7.
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By J.B. Cozens, Lewisboro Ledger
The other, more formidable, foe is ALS -- amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
By holding multiple events under the banner Lacrosse for A Cause, the John Jay lacrosse community hopes to build awareness about ALS and raise funds for Outreach ALS Foundation of Westchester, a local organization that provides financial and moral support to families suffering from the disease.
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By Adam Warner, laxpower.com
Jesse Wood easily recalls the days when his brother Nate would dominate their youth league lacrosse games. Of course, with Nate being the older, outgoing brother that he was, it doesn't surprise Jesse all that much when he looks back on those games they played in together.
"He was always the hot shot when we were younger," said Jesse, now a freshman at Mercy College. "He was definitely the bigger guy, and whenever a goal was needed, he would just win the face-off, bull his way down the field, and score."
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|Liverpool Youth Lacrosse||Jan 16|
|Scarsdale Parks & Recreation Department||Jan 16|
|Cortlandt American Little League||Jan 19|
|92nd Street Y||Feb 10|
|Upstate Lacrosse Association (Jamesville)||Feb 11|
|Kensico Little League||Feb 13|
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|Town of Ogden||Feb 26|
|Upstate Lacrosse Association (Tully)||Feb 27|
|Upstate Lacrosse Association (Camillus)||Feb 28|
|Port Dickinson Youth Association||Mar 1|
|Mechanicville-Stillwater Little League||Mar 2|
|Nassau P.A.L. Girls Lacrosse (Garden City)||Mar 2|
|Port Jervis Soapbox Derby||Mar 4|
|Watertown Parks & Recreation Department||Mar 5|
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|Kensico Little League||Mar 7|
|Nassau P.A.L. Lacrosse (Farmingdale)||Mar 7|
|Upstate Lacrosse Association (Jamesville)||Mar 7|
|St. Hugh/St. Elizabeth Baseball||Mar 11|
|Merillon Athletic Association||Mar 12|
|Town of New Castle Department of Parks and Recreation||Mar 13|
|Mahopac Sports Association||Mar 14|
|Riverhead Little League||Mar 14|
|District 34 Little League||Mar 16|
|Walton Little League||Mar 16|
|Edgemont Youth Lacrosse||Mar 19|
|Kensico Little League||Mar 20|
|Nassau PAL Lacrosse (Cold Spring Harbor)||Mar 21|
|East Side Little League||Mar 23|
|Jesse Collyer Little League||Mar 23|
|Lafayette Community Council/South Onondaga Athletic League||Mar 23|
|Colonie Little League||Mar 25|
|District 4 Little League||Mar 25|
|District 4 Little League||Mar 26|
|Upstate Lacrosse Association (Jordan-Elbridge)||Mar 26|
|Deposit Little League||Mar 30|
|District 8 Little League||Apr 2|
|Nassau PAL Lacrosse (King's Park)||Apr 2|
|SUNY Cortland Rec 280||Apr 2|
|East Greenbush-Castleton Little League||Apr 9|
|Town of New Castle Department of Parks and Recreation||Apr 9|
|Webster CSD Community Programs||Apr 10|
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|The Sandlot Sports Academy||Apr 15|
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|Bainbridge Youth Sports||Apr 17|
|West Islip Little League||Apr 17|
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|Town of Hamlin Recreation Department||May 11|
|Monroe County Baseball Region||May 15|
|Nassau County Youth Football League||May 20|
|Upstate Lacrosse Association (Baldwinsville)||May 23|
|SCORS of Monticello||June 8|
|Nassau County Youth Football League||June 17|
|Elmira Small Fry Youth Football League||June 22|
|Fremont Area Youth Football||July 9|
|Greene Youth Football||July 11|
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|Orange County Youth Football League (Highland Falls)||July 29|