2007-06-08 / Sports

NYCHA Lacrosse Learns Winning Spirit At Eli Jamboree

The New York City Housing Authority Lacrosse team: Back row (left to right) Zachery Lopez, Domencia Powell, Keith Watson Jr, Taj Peterson, Steve Burnett, and Corey Lopez.  Middle row: Deon Young, Dominic Valle, Brandon Wigley, Wilmon Joyner, Ahmed Sharhan, Roger Greene.  Front row: Troy and Troy-Von Young hold the Lax Kross Sticks. 
The New York City Housing Authority Lacrosse team: Back row (left to right) Zachery Lopez, Domencia Powell, Keith Watson Jr, Taj Peterson, Steve Burnett, and Corey Lopez. Middle row: Deon Young, Dominic Valle, Brandon Wigley, Wilmon Joyner, Ahmed Sharhan, Roger Greene. Front row: Troy and Troy-Von Young hold the Lax Kross Sticks. New York City Housing Authority Lacrosse fans can rejoice as the team won three games, lost three, and gained two draws after attending the Eli Jamboree up at Yale University last weekend.

The NYCHA Lacrosse team had an outstanding time at the tournament, as they played at an excellent facility at Yale.

The youth even got the chance to experience "up close and personal" a polo game (lacrosse on horses, as they phrased it), which was going on during the tournament. The players woke up and traveled early Sunday morning to Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.

The tournament has 40 to 50 youth lacrosse programs from Branford, East Lyme, Trumball, Relax, Norwalk, Milford, and New Canaan.

Eight to ten games were played by each team throughout the day, and each contest took 25 minutes each.

At one time, nine fields saw plenty of lacrosse action. There was little chance for rest, but the players loved the constant action.

NYCHA players such as the lacrosse twins Troy and Troy-Von Young (our youngest, smallest, and most aggressive players), single-handedly won our last game against Norwalk with an outstanding stick check. Their teammates retrieved the ground ball, made an assist, and scored to win the game.

The team also got a chance to meet with University of Virginia Lacrosse Head Coach Dom Starcia.

All NYCHA Lacrosse players displayed tremendous hustle, especially Keith Watson Jr., (middie), Roger Greene, (goalie), Zach & Corey Lopez, (middies) and Taj Peterson.

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