In the face of adversity, African-American parents and alum stay committed to UVA

“As a “D1 Mom” raising twin high school senior athletes, I found myself waking [up] at 3:33 AM as I considered the notion that one of my daughters had committed to play lacrosse at the University of Virginia,” said Jacqueline Jeffries Barnett, referencing JAY-Z’s acclaimed album 4:44. “Myla Grace was recruited to play lacrosse [at the … Continue reading In the face of adversity, African-American parents and alum stay committed to UVA

Despite systemic challenges, 15 Philly students thrive on their way to play women’s college lacrosse

In 2015, scholarshipstats.com reported there were 84,785 girls participating in high school lacrosse programs throughout the United States with 13.9 percent going on to play on the collegiate level. Despite systemic challenges, 2015 was also the year that a group of young ladies in one of the country’s most deprived neighborhoods, the Strawberry Mansion section … Continue reading Despite systemic challenges, 15 Philly students thrive on their way to play women’s college lacrosse