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News about players such as awards, recognition or achievements

Swag for Days 

Team store is currently closed as of March 20th, but that doesn't mean you can't put some of this f-f-f-fresh gear on your X-Mas / Hannukah list now does it?

 

Check out the gear on the website that fellow WPF & Calvert Hall alum Billy "BQ" Quinlan was able to hook up through his numerous connections up & down I-95. 

 

http://teamlaxrepublic.com/wephfi.html

 

If you have any questions about sizing, when the store will re-open or about life in general, feel free to shoot us an email - westphillysfinest@gmail.com

 

(Mom - if you're reading this, I want a pair of XL shorts, you know I can't fit into Larges anymore because of my ass.)

 

 

The Boys are gonna get some this week against Hofstra.  In the same week that Tim Tebow aka the Messiah is headed to New York, Adam Crystal aka The Jewish Jordan is headed to West Philly.  I'll take Crystal ALL DAY, EVERDAY over Tebow.  Kid's a stud & not charging for autographs anymore.  Where you gonna be on Saturday at 7pm??? See youse there.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drexel Dragons 2012 Game Day Gear 

 

The Drexel Dragons set fire to the Gear Zone with their 2012 Game Day Gear. Under the guidance of Coach Brian Voelker, the Philly based Dragons came into the season ranked 17th by IL's Face-Off Yearbook. On paper the Dragons are 1-3 to start the season but ask highly seeded Virginia, Villanova and Notre Dame and they will tell you Drexel is much better than their current record. 

Check out the images below, and then head over to The Lacrosse Forums and into the College Gear Megathread to discuss the NCAA gear we've featured so far this season. Additionally, you can click here to see all of the 2012 NCAA gear we've had in the Gear Zone,Drexel is covered literally head to stick to toe in Warrior and a hint of Brine. Custom TII Helmets with chrome mask, logo embroidered Regulator gloves, King III and Triumph armpads, Warrior made tackle twill uniforms, Warrior sticks, and Burn 5.0 cleats.

 

Mark Manos's Warrior TII Goalie lid

 

 

Front of Drexel's Warrior made home uniform

 

 

Back of Drexel's Warrior uni's

 

 

Drexel TII in action

 

 

Warrior Regulator glove custom Drexel

 

 

Custom Regulator's in action

 

 

Brine King III Arm guards

 

 

Brine Triumph Arm guards

 

 

Warrior burn 5.0  low cleats in red/white

 

 

Burn 5.0's mid

 

 

Lookin' fly

 

 

Drexel shooter shirt

 

 

Drexel Dragon sublimated logo on shooter shirt

 

 

Red Warrior Evo head on kryptopro shaft

 

 

Manos looking for the kick save

 

 

A weyr of Dragons...yes I looked up what a group of Dragons were called.

 

 

No. 8 Villanova will host city rival and No. 18 Drexel tonight at 7 p.m. at Villanova Stadium in a key Top 20 matchup.

 

The game marks the 32nd overall meeting between the two schools, with the all-time series favoring the Wildcats, 17-14. Villanova claimed the 2011 outing on March 1st, 2011 in a 14-13 win at Vidas Field last season. Drexel was last victorious against the Wildcats in 2009 when the Dragons posted a close 9-8 win on their home turf. The Wildcats and Dragons have played every year since 1981 when Villanova began sponsoring lacrosse as a NCAA Division I sport.

 

Villanova This Season: The Wildcats enter Tuesdays contest with a perfect 2-0 record after defeating Bucknell 13-12 in overtime just two days ago. Sophomore faceoff specialist Thomas Croonquist won the final 11 face-offs of the game starting at the 8:18 mark of the third quarter and continuing until overtime. Prior to that point, the Wildcats were just 6-of-18 from the face-off X but eventually finished 17-of-29 for the day.

 

As of the latest USILA Coaches and Nike/Inside Lacrosse Media Polls released on Monday, Feb. 27th, Villanova will face seven ranked opponents this season: No. 3 Syracuse, No. 5 Maryland, No. 9 Notre Dame, No. 12 Princeton, No. 13 Penn State, No. 18 Drexel and No. 19 Penn

 

‘Nova Offense: The Villanova junior and senior classes have combined to produce 95% of offensive production through two games. VU averages 15.00 goals per game compared to just 9.50 from the competition, including a .725 shot on goal percentage over their competitors .676.

Senior Kevin Cunningham (Garden City, N.Y.) leads the Villanova attack with 10 points via seven goals and three assists, while classmate C.J. Small (San Diego, Calif.) follows closely behind with nine points through two goals and seven assists. Junior Jack Rice (Baltimore, Md.) leads the team with eight goals after posting a career-high six scores versus Bucknell.

‘Nova Defense: Senior Dan Gutierrez (Chevy Chase, Md.) had a career-day in net against the Bison, making 15 saves while facing 40 shots. For the season, the netminder posts a 9.46 goals against average a and .587 save percentage.

The starting trio at close defense, seniors Chris Creighton (West Chester, Pa./Malvern Prep), Ryan McDonagh (Huntington, N.Y.) and sophomore Chris Conroy (Chatham, N.J.) have combined for seven ground balls while sophomores John LoCascio (Fairfield, N.J.) and Croonquist lead the team with nine.

 

A Look at Drexel: Drexel brings a 1-1 record into Tuesday’s showdown against the Wildcats. The Dragons are coming off a 13-8 victory at Albany after falling to No. 1 Virginia, 9-8, in the final minutes of their season opener. Drexel is looking to improve on their 8-6 record in 2011 after going 3-3 and finishing 5th in the Colonial Athletic Association.

 

Dragon Offense: Drexel averages 10.5 goals per game on offense and surrenders 8.5 goals per game defensively. Robert Church leads the team with seven points (6a, 1a) while Kyle Bergman (4g, 2a) and Brendan Glynn (St. Joseph’s Prep/4a, 1a) follow closely behind.

 

Dragon Defense: Defensively, senior goalkeeper Mark Manos (Salesianum School) is regarded as one of the best in the nation and is formidable foe behind the net standing at 6-2’, 270lbs. Manos has stared both games for the Dragons and posts a 8.50 goals against average and a.528 save percentage after facing 61 shots. His defensemen, Dana Wilber, Matt Dusek, Frank Tufano and Brian Teuber (Penn Charter) have combined for 13 ground balls and seven caused turnovers.

 

The Last Meeting ( 3/1/11): Eight Villanova scorers, including seven points from Kevin Cunningham carried the balanced Wildcat attack as VU brought home a 14-13 victory over No. 16 Drexel. In a game that was tied six times, Villanova scored two goals in the span of 48 seconds to break a 12-12 tie to defeat the Dragons at Vidas Field. Villanova won nearly every statistical category, topping Drexel in ground balls 30-29, and shots, 37-32. The Wildcats also made the most from the face-off X, winning 16 of 29 attempts.

 

 

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