How many high school rising sophomore lacrosse goalies can say that they’ve been shot on by an All-American college player?
Michael Hagar, a Salem High School student, can, and so can lots of other athletes in the ninth through adult league at the Salem Lacrosse Foundation’s Summer League for four weeks during June and July. There are four different groups: ninth through adult leagues for both men and women, and a first grade through eighth grade for both girls and boys. They play a pick-up style (the coaches make sure experience and talent is evenly spread,) with referees to pace the game and keep it safe, Monday through Thursday evenings at the Spartan Stadium at Salem High School.
This year is the third year that the Salem Lacrosse Foundation’s summer league has been valley wide, said organizer Mike Brightwell. There are a total of 121 players signed up for this year’s games, including coaches and players from all over the Roanoke area – sometimes even Roanoke College players jump in the mix.
For more information about the Salem Lacrosse Foundation, visit their temporary site at www.laxsalem.com.