Each Friday the Weekly Mashup brings you links to some of the articles you may not have seen that involve lacrosse or lacrosse players. Here are some of the news-makers from this week after the jump.
Shamel Bratton worth a million?…Lacrosse has traditionally been a white-dominated sport in the States, with its roots firmly fixed in North American private schools and elite Universities, although was based on a North American Indian game. Virginia University junior, Shamel “the future” Bratton’s rise to the top of the game, as a black male, is all the more impressive. Bratton landed a lacrosse scholarship to Virginia in the summer of 2007, and has since progressed to the extent that he can expect a multi-million dollar contract from a Major Lacrosse League side upon graduating.
Eddie DiDonato Updates…The La Salle College High School and Villanova University graduate was still listed in critical condition Wednesday at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. “Eddie was shot in the hand, the chest, the abdomen. The injuries were to his lungs, his liver, his intestines, his colon and his hand,” Rubel said.
Lacrosse player to raise funds for Haiti…Sean Day, a senior lacrosse player at Clarkstown South High School, figured out a way to use his skills to assist in providing aid for those affected by the earthquake in Haiti.
LaxPrax to donate portion of revenue to Red Cross Haiti Relief…En lieu of a record-breaking earthquake that hit the small Caribbean nation of Haiti last week, LaxPrax LLC has acted swiftly in doing their part: The company will donate $3.00 of every online-order to a Red Cross Haiti Relief Fund.
St. Rose adds lacrosse…The DII school in Albany, New York is taking it slowly offering only 3 or 4 scholarships in the first year and not hiring a full-time coach until the second season. No plans, however, to add a women’s team. The school’s president has said it will add spots to existing women’s teams to remain (?) Title IX compliant.
Bethany (West Virginia) plans men’s lacrosse program… Bethany (West Virginia) will add men’s lacrosse as a varsity sport, after fielding a club team during 2010-11. The school selected Todd Wolffrum, a high school defensive coach from Washington, D.C., to head the program.