Thursday, February 26, 2015

Starting Lacrosse Programs, Elliot Stark

NYU lacrosse 1930. Elliot Stark played for NYU and Rutgers University back during the Depression
Across the country volunteer coaches develop, grow, and maintain vibrant youth lacrosse programs. In my case Elliot Stark did the heavy lifting in my home town of Croton-on-Hudson back in about the late 1960s early 1970s. A Brooklyn native, Stark played lacrosse at Rutgers University and later at New York University (NYU) in the early 1930s. The NYU lacrosse program argues that it has the oldest collegiate-level lacrosse program in the country with the first game played against Manhattan College in 1877. Until the 1970s, just about all the city universities had lacrosse teams. Stark would later go on to play and promote professional indoor lacrosse throughout New York City (NYC). For example, Stark organized a game between members of the Onondaga Nation (near Syracuse University) and the “New York City All-Stars” for the 1939 World’s Fair held that year in NYC. Mike Poster served as another early contributor to lacrosse in Croton. A gap exist in what we know about lacrosse biography and when he arrived in Croton. We welcome you to call in and share your lacrosse starters, pioneers, and planters stories @ 781-239-5611. We will share your stories with our followers. Please leave your name and phone number followed by your story.

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