Sept. 11 Lacrosse Memorial
On Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists destroyed the World Trade Center buildings in New York City, part of the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and thousands of lives. Many friends of lacrosse — players, coaches, officials and parents — were among those lost.
Following the attacks, US Lacrosse announced plans to build a 9/11 Memorial Garden on the grounds of the US Lacrosse Headquarters in Baltimore. However, the project was put on hold based on the organization's decision to search for a larger headquarters solution to accommodate significant organization growth. While relocation has taken longer than US Lacrosse had anticipated, the cumulative contributions that were made following 9/11 have been restricted exclusively for a 9/11 memorial, which will be included as part of the new headquarters when a site is confirmed. If you would like to donate to the 9/11 memorial fund, please click here.
If you have any questions, please contact Susie Chase Wittich, Managing Director, US Lacrosse Foundation, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-235-6882 x124.
Also, please help us to identify and honor each friend of lacrosse who was killed in the attack by reviewing the list (below) of individuals reported to US Lacrosse to be missing or confirmed dead, sharing information about them with us, and/or letting us know of other friends of lacrosse whose lives were taken. Please send your information to Kira Muller, Associate Director, Alumni Relations, email@example.com or 410-235-6882 x105.
Have additional memories you'd like to share? Perhaps a story, a tribute, or an image to honor one of the victims. If so, please visit the Lacrosse Remembers page on Facebook.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and families of those who lost their lives. We join together to gain strength to honor those who shared our love of lacrosse. The information following the names of the individuals lists how they were connected to the game.
Terrence (Ted) Adderley, Jr - player at Detroit (MI) Country Day
Chris Blackwell - father of a player from Brewster, N.Y.
Bruce Boehm - father of Stacey, youth player in Franklin Square, NY, and fan of Hofstra lacrosse
Brandon Buchanan - No further information available
Dennis Buckley – player at Lynbrook HS/Nassau CC/Maryland
Thomas Burke - father of players from Bedford, NY
David O. Campbell - father of two players at Delbarton School, NJ
James Christopher Cappers - player at Quinnipiac University
Thomas J. Collins - player at Ithaca College from Dix Hills, NY
Tim Coughlin - player at St. Mary's HS
Welles Crowther - player at Nyack HS and Boston College from Nyack, NY; a volunteer fireman for Upper Nyack Fire Dept.
Douglas DiStefano - player at West Islip HS
Commander Bob Dolan - player at Hanover Park HS and Navy (Pentagon)
Frank Doyle - player at the Cranbrook School in Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
Christopher Duffy - player at Fordham Prep from Yonkers, NY
Terry Farrell – player at Hicksville HS
Bradley Fetchet - youth coach and former player at New Canaan HS and Bucknell
Mort Frank - player at Lynbrook HS/Drexel
Peter Fry - masters player from Norwalk, CT
Vincent Gallucci - player at Boonton HS, NJ
Kevin James Hannaford - player at Cheshire Academy, CT
Timothy Haskell - player at Seaford HS, NY
Tom Haskell – player at Seaford HS, NY
Ward Haynes - player, coach and parent at Rye HS
Michael Healey - youth coach and father of players from Patchogue, NY; FDNY
George Howard - youth coach from Hicksville, NY
John Iskyan - youth coach and administrator from Wilton, CT
Ron Kloepfer – player at Sewanhaka HS/Adelphi (NYC Emergency Worker) founder and player/coach for NYPD LC
Gary Koecheler - parent of Paul Koecheler (player at Fordham Prep & Nassau CC) and John Koecheler (player at Fordham Prep) from Harrison, NY
Ryan Kohart – player at Garden City HS and UNC
Stephen LaMantia - player at East Meadow HS and Roanoke College
David Laychak - parent of player and youth coach
David Leistman – player at Sewanhaka HS/Adelphi; Garden City youth coach
Teddy Maloney - player at Proctor Academy and New England College; youth coach from Greenwich, CT
Eamon McEneaney – player at Sewanhaka HS/Cornell/LI Hofstra/North Hempstead LC, Hall of Fame member
Stacey Sennas McGowan - player at Nyack HS and Boston College from Basking Ridge, NJ
Frank McGuinn – parent of player, youth coach from Greenwich, CT
William Minardi - father of players from Bedford, NY
George Morell – father of players from Bedford/Greenwich, CT
Jim Munhall — husband of Susan (player at Montclair HS and current women's official from Ridgewood, N.J.)
Robert Noonan - player for Portland LC who lived in Greenwich, CT
Brian Novotny - player at LeMoyne College
Rick O'Connor - high school player from NY and for Clarkson University
Peter O'Neill - player at Holy Trinity HS and Bentley College
Sean O'Neil - no further information available
Peter Ortale – player at Duke/NYAC
Tom Palazzo – youth coach from Greenwich, CT
Michael San Philip - player at University of Pennsylvania
Chris Quackenbush – youth coach from Manhasset
Donald Robertson - player at Columbia HS (NJ), Lynchburg and Montclair State; youth coach in Maplewood, NJ
Ronald Rubin - player at Montclair (NJ) HS
Jon Ryan - player at Herricks HS/Stony Brook University
John “Pepe” Salerno – player at St. John’s/North Hempstead
John Schroeder – player at Princeton/Duke TOBAY LC
Michael Simon - player at Rye Country Day and Hobart
Peter Siracuse - player at Bethpage (N.Y.) HS
Paul Skrzypek — player at Montville HS, Kutztown State and Shearson LC from Little Falls, NJ
Donald F. Spampinato, Jr. - youth coach and player from Manhasset, NY
Robert Andrew Spencer - player at St. Joseph's (NJ) HS
Andrew Stergiopoulos - player at Great Neck HS
Richard H. Stewart, Jr. - player at The Lawrenceville (NJ) School
John Swaine – youth coach from Larchmont, NY and player for SUNY Maritime and Sound Shore LC
Eric "Rick" Thorpe — player at Phillips Exeter Academy/Lafayette College
Walter P. "Wally" Travers — youth coach from Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Frederick Varacchi – youth coach from Greenwich, CT
Glen James Wall - player at Lynbrook HS/Johns Hopkins
Kenneth Watson Sr. - father of C.W. Post player Ken Watson, Jr. (FDNY)
Glenn Wilkinson – player at Levittown-Memorial HS/Hofstra and Suffolk County lacrosse official (FDNY Lieutenant)
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