The Bishop England girls’ lacrosse team was well represented on the South Carolina squad that recently competed in the U.S. national tournament, which was held at Stony Brook University on Long Island.
The four players include rising seniors Grace Ann Carlson, Morgan Roberts, Ginger Tompkins and Ava Ward. Ward made her third appearance in the prestigious tournament, while Roberts and Carlson played in the all-star event for the second year in a row. It was Tompkins’ first experience at the national level.
Twenty-two players from the Palmetto State were selected to play in the event.
The tournament coincides with the NCAA lacrosse championship, which was also held at Stony Brook. Most of the college coaches across America attend both events, so it is a big recruiting weekend as well.
Bishop England coach Jeff Weiner watched his players perform and said the team from the Palmetto State should have fared better than their 1-2-1 record.
“To be honest, the coaching was less than spectacular,” Weiner said. “Clearly, we should have won two, probably three.”
Weiner said South Carolina lacrosse is on par with most of the country.
“But we have to catch up with the hotbeds, Long Island and Maryland,” he added. “We’re not quite there, yet.”
DAWSON GETS CLEMSON OFFER
Hanahan football star Cooper Dawson recently had a bittersweet experience. The 6-5, 245-pound rising senior attended Clemson football camp. The defensive end suffered a knee injury at the camp, and it appears the injury will cause Dawson to miss the 2018 season, according to TigerNet.com, a website dedicated to Clemson athletics
The good news is Dawson received an offer from coach Dabo Swinney and offensive coordinator Tony Elliot despite the injury. The Tigers plan to play Dawson as an offensive tackle.
LOBECK COMMITS TO COFC
Bishop England baseball standout Matthew Lobeck has committed to play for the College of Charleston.
Lobeck, a rising senior, had a big role in the Bishops’ state championship season, batting over .400 for coach Mike Darnell’s squad that posted a 31-2 record.
Lobeck transferred in from Ohio in time for his junior season. He played for Walsh Jesuit High School, which is located in Cuyahoga Falls.
He is one of two Bishops who have committed to play for a major college program. Geoffrey Gilbert will matriculate to Clemson.