September 20, 2011

Stevenson to Host Meghan Puls Classic

from press release

OWINGS MILLS, Md.
– Stevenson University will host the 2011 Meghan Puls Lacrosse Classic Sunday, October 23 at 10 a.m.to help raise funds for the Meghan Puls Foundation.

The classic will feature four teams, including Stevenson, Stevens Institute of Technolgy, Virginia Wesleyan College, and Goucher College.

The mission of the foundation is to keep the memory of Meghan Puls alive by helping families and children through supporting organizations in the areas of health services and research, youth recreation and education. The daughter of Stevenson assistant men's lacrosse coach, Tim, and Stevenson volunteer assistant women's basketball coach, Cassie, Meghan died from injuries suffered in a car accident in 2001.

Proceeds from the fundraiser benefit the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center and Lions Camp Merrick diabetes camp. Other beneficiaries include The Seton Keough High School Scholarship, Marillac and Focus programs.

Admission is free, but a suggested donation of $5 is encouraged. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Anyone interested should contact Tim Puls at gtpuls@stevenson.edu for more information.

"The Meghan Puls Foundation would like to thank Stevenson men's head lacrosse coach Paul Cantabene for helping to facilitate this charitable event," said Cassie Puls, the president of the Meghan Puls Foundation. "We are looking forward to having an exciting day of lacrosse in the fabulous new Mustang Stadium and raising funds for families and children who are in need of this support."

The 2011 schedule:

10 a.m. – Stevenson University vs Stevens Institute of Technology – Mustang Stadium
10 a.m. - Virginia Wesleyan College vs Goucher College – Grass Field
12 Noon – Stevenson University vs Virginia Wesleyan College – Mustang Stadium
12 Noon – Stevens Institute of Technology vs Goucher College – Grass Field

Stevenson finished 2011 with an 18-3 mark, a record number (nine) of All-Americans and a No. 3 national ranking. The Mustangs lost three games by a total of four goals and will be led by attackman Tyler Reid, who garnered 37 goals and 8 assists last spring.

Stevens Institute of Technology registered a 16-3 slate, advanced to the NCAA second round and posted a No. 8 national ranking. The Ducks are paced on offense by Kevin Rose (32g, 29a) and Alex Hofrichter (34g, 12 a).

Virginia Wesleyan compiled an 8-8 record and advanced to the first round of the perennially tough Old Dominion Athletic Conference tournament. The Marlins will rely on seniors Adam Nycz (39g, 15a) and Travis Puls (34g, 14a). Puls, son of Cassie and Tim, is a senior attack/midfielder for the Marlins.

Goucher finished with an 11-6 record. The Gophers lost in the Landmark Conference championship game and will be led by midfielders Rory Averett (53g, 12a), Matt Lynch (30g, 26a) and Kyle Boncaro (28g, 28a).

For more information on the Meghan Puls Foundation go to meghanpulsfoundation.org or visit us on Facebook at Meghan Puls Foundation.


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