TIME Focuses on Inner City Lacrosse, W&L Alumnus

logotimearticleTIME magazine has a feature story this week about a program to bring lacrosse to middle-school students in Harlem, and a Washington and Lee alumnus, Bob Turco, Class of 1974, is prominently cited. Turco, who also came from Harlem to W&L and played defense for the Generals, is currently the head lacrosse coach at Ramapo High School in New Jersey, where he won a state championship in 2006. He previously coached at the Peddie School, founded Tri-State Lacrosse in New Jersey and is credited with bringing the first professional outdoor lacrosse team to New Jersey by founding the New Jersey Pride, which began play in 2001. The piece in TIME describes the lacrosse program being run at the Future Leaders Institute in Harlem in the context of Barack Obama’s election as president — showing the students that they can do anything and “giving students a lacrosse stick and the chance to play their way to a better education.”

1 Response to “TIME Focuses on Inner City Lacrosse, W&L Alumnus”

  1. 1 Burr November 25, 2008 at 3:01 pm

    I remember “Turk” well – he had a big head of frizzy hair and played some great Billy Joel style piano in the Delt House. Nice to catch up with him after all these years…

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