Balancing the “student-athlete” equation is a matter of philosophy

by Geoff Shannon May 31, 2011 in Lacrosse

Socrates. Plato. Aristotle.


Philosophy majors are a rare breed in lacrosse, a sport that usually funnels players into lucrative careers on Wall Street or Madison Avenue. So, when peering over Villanova Wildcats’ Brian Karalunas’ resume, his collegiate major, so often tied to the image of tweedy professors with leather-patched corduroy jackets, definitely stands out.

“It wasn’t my intention to be a philosophy major,” Karalunas says,… Continue Reading

Softball players find ways to excel in all four Cs

by Tommy Deas May 26, 2011 in Softball

It doesn’t take a village to make a difference, but it can start with one.

Take a look at the 10 finalists for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS award in softball. They come from places ranging from Roanoke, Va., to West Hills, Calif., from Port Coquitlan, B.C., in Canada to Pembroke Pines down in Florida. They have more than softball in common. They are bound by the four Cs—community, classroom, character and competition. With those common characteristics, each has made an impact in her… Continue Reading

Frazier Hall put baseball dream on hold to help his older brother chase another dream

by Randy Rosetta May 23, 2011 in Baseball

Like any other kid who picked up a baseball or a glove when he had barely mastered the art of walking, Frazier Hall had a full set of dreams lying in front of him.

Those aspirations grew and developed clarity as he got older and realized there was a bright future ahead on the diamond.

But when his older brother encountered a life-altering hurdle several years ago, Hall did something unlike a lot of those same youngsters whose dreams have taken flight.

He… Continue Reading

Serve. Lead. Influence. The message the Catalino brothers will use to give back to community

by Patrick Stevens May 09, 2011 in Lacrosse

As Maryland attackman Grant Catalino rode home to Webster, N.Y., last winter with his brother Michael, the two considered just how they could help pass on their appreciation of lacrosse and the opportunities it provided to others in their hometown and the rest of the Rochester area.

Soon, the brothers took a common idea and gave it their own twist—- a lacrosse camp about more than simply lacrosse.

And so the concept of Harvest Lacrosse was born. Michael Catalino, who helped… Continue Reading