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Fall 2013

Support from the Sidelines

What makes a successful college athletics program in the 21st century? While great players and skilled coaches can make things happen on the field, it’s what happens off the field that brings a program to the next level.

For the Men’s Lacrosse program, parental support is essential to student success on the field and in the classroom.

“While our budget covers many programmatic activities, there are many opportunities that are only possible with financial support from our parents,” says Scott Dalgliesh, Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach.

Gifts from parents compose nearly 60 percent of all gifts to the program. These gifts go a long way, helping to support team needs like technology and upgraded apparel. Support from the highly enthusiastic group of lacrosse parents spans further than financial backing for the program, however. Many parents pitch in during team tailgates after each game.

“We have been blessed many times over, and what is so wonderful is that each Marywood lacrosse family contributes individually for the total success of the program. And contributions are not just measured financially, but in terms of time, talents, and prayer,” says Anne Marie Fallek ’76. She and her husband, Mark, are the parents of Alexander Fallek ’15.

(L to R) Mike and Mary Squillante, parents of Mike Squillante (Junior); Ted Trill, father of Sam Trill (Junior); Paul Magargal, father of Joe Magargal (Junior); Al and Sue Cornella, parents of Nick Cornella ’13

The group uses the website signupgenius.com to coordinate post-game refreshments and help the team unwind after each contest. Many parents have even hosted gatherings after away games, welcoming the team and their families into their homes.

“There really is a family-first environment here at Marywood, and our men’s lacrosse parents certainly step up to the plate. I’m always asked by parents how we can take the program to the next level. This commitment and support helps drive the program to new heights, “says Coach Dalgliesh.

Sue and Al Cornella, parents of Nicholas Cornella ’13, expressed the feeling of team unity among parents and the lacrosse program. “When someone is part of a team they have an immediate sense of belonging,” said Mr. Cornella. “The team truly does become your family. They support you and you support them.”

Parental support of the Men’s Lacrosse program doesn’t end after graduation. Many parents of graduated students, like Michael and Janet Riley, parents of Christopher Riley ’12, still attend games and enjoy seeing the continued success of the program. Mr. Riley recently stopped by a game at Stony Brook and was amazed at how many parents of graduated students still support the program. He said, “We miss the four years of traveling to the games along with the friends that we as parents made along the way. You become family, and that is something that the sport and Marywood stands for: family.”

To learn more about the Men’s Lacrosse program, check out the team on Facebook.

Senior Day, back row (L to R): Volunteer Assistant, Ryan Kearney, Head Lacrosse Coach Scott Dalgliesh, Al and Sue Cornella, Joe and Sharon Frederico, Brian and Eleanor McNamara, Al and Lisa Falco, and David and Margaret Nester, Former Lacrosse Assistant Coach Jeremy Phelps. Kneeling are the Senior players (L to R) Nick Cornella, Dante Frederico, Sean McNamara, Mike Falco, and Greg Nester.



Dante Frederico ’13 with his parents, Joe and Sharon Frederico.

 

“There really is a family-first environment here at Marywood, and our men’s lacrosse parents certainly step up to the plate. I’m always asked by parents how we can take the program to the next level. This commitment and support helps drive the program to new heights.”

 - Coach Dalgliesh

 

“We have been blessed many times over, and what is so wonderful is that each Marywood lacrosse family contributes individually for the total success of the program. And contributions are not just measured financially, but in terms of time, talents, and prayer.”

- Anne Marie Fallek ’76



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