Players Speak out About Moravian Dropping M/W Lacrosse

Moravian, which went 0-6 (6-10 overall) last year as a member of the Landmark Conference, opens its season Saturday, March 6 vs. Bryn Mawr College in the Tri-Co Invitational at Swarthmore College.

"You pretty much have the mentality that you need to make it the best season you can," said Algeo, who started in nine games last year. "You have to play as hard as you can because this is your last chance. You have to leave everything on the field."

Senior attack Paige Warbrick, a Souderton graduate who scored 24 goals last year, will graduate with a double degree in Political Science and Sociology. She said her years as a student-athlete at Moravian were fantastic and expressed disappointment that others would not have the same opportunities.

"I'm so disappointed that the program is ending for my teammates and coaches," she said. "We have special coaches and teammates that have made the experience very worthwhile. I will appreciate the memories.

"I can't say enough about how the coaches and teammates have touched all our lives. There is a legacy here and I hope one day it can return so others can have the positive experiences I had."

Mohapp said the team's numbers (30 players on the roster) were never higher and that there were many recruits coming next year until the news broke. "We were just beginning to build up the program and get the numbers over 40," he said. This year the Greyhounds are 0-2 after Saturday's loss at McDaniel College.

Mohapp, who is majoring in secondary education and plans to become a mathematics teacher, said he made a bold statement during the meeting when administrators were unable to answer questions given by angry players.

"One of the players asked, 'Now, what are we supposed to do?" he said. "I stood up and said, 'One thing as a team and lacrosse program is for us to work our hardest and win.' I didn't want them to hear another administrator give an answer.

"That joy and good feeling from winning will totally outweigh the pain and frustration of knowing this will be our last chance. Our attitude is that if this is it, we better get the most out of it and do as well as we can."

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2010-03-01



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