Springfield Cougars Looking to Finish Strong

A bro from the Philly area sent us in some pics of a high school team from Philly with a rich history, Springfield. The shots after the jump are from their first round game of the District playoffs. They played Owen J Roberts High School and won 9-3, which makes them 17-1 on the season. The Cougars play Hatboro-Horshem High School on Saturday in the next round.

The squad is not only stacked with talent, but also have top of the line gear. Make sure to check out their Maverik Maybachs, Nike uni’s, and Cascade helmets with a “Pride” decal on the back. And if you are wondering what “19064” on the backside of their shooting shirts means….it’s the Springfield zip code. Philly reps it hard!

Little history of the program and school:

– Springfield is located 10 mins south of Philadelphia in Delaware County
– Springfield is a public school with around 1200 students
– Springfield plays in the Central League (Ridley, Radnor, Conestoga, etc) and are the 2010 Central league Champs
– Springfield is ranked #1 in the state as of now
– Springfield’s last state championship came in 1992 when they went 24-0 and beat Episcopal Academy in the championship game (USA goalie Brian Dougherty in net)

Notable Lacrosse Alumni:

– Tom Slate ’92 (D) – former Philadelphia Wings player, Denver Outlaws Assistant Coach, CEO Lacrosse Evolution
– Dave DiPaolo ’96 (D) – Salisbury AA, national champion
– Kyle Sweeney ’99 (D) – Georgetown 1st AA, MLL All-Star Boston Cannons, NLL Philadelphia Wings, Team USA 2006 & 2010, Maverik Lacrosse
– Matt Hittinger ’03(D) – Salisbury Captain ’07, 3x national champion, Springfield Assistant Coach
– Ryne Adolph ’03(D) – University of Maryland Captain ’08, 2 x ACC Champion
– Brian Christopher ’05 (M) – Johns Hopkins AA, Denver Outlaws
– Drew Adams ’05 (G) – Penn State AA, Long Island Lizards
– Adam Mojica ’07 (LSM) – Current Hofstra player

2010 team has 6 D1 commits so far:

– #12 Brendan Nave (D) – Penn State
– #14 Austin Kaut (G) – Penn State
– #17 Joe Addona (D) – St. John’s
– #19 Colin Keegan (A) – St. John’s
– #25 Joe Venit (A) – St. John’s (Junior)
#20 Josh Cavanaugh (M) – Navy

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  1. WP Maintainer on May 24, 2010 at 8:46 am

    Bergs, that’s what I was referring to. He was in net for Episcopal when Springfield trounced them.

  2. bergs on May 24, 2010 at 2:22 am

    Doc played at Episcopal Academy in PA not Springfield.

  3. WP Maintainer on May 23, 2010 at 8:25 am

    Penn State has always gotten great recruits in recent memory. I hope they start to pull it together with a new coach.

  4. 90% lax in the flow on May 21, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    sick flow springfield lax

  5. 412 Lax on May 21, 2010 at 11:14 am

    You think those Penn State recruits will stay?

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