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An excerpt from an article by Mr. Don Vetter, Goalie for Team 1 in Men’s Lacrosse: “The story of the 1958 Towson State Lacrosse Club team began in 1956 when a few students convinced Doc Minnegan, the athletic director, to permit them to play lacrosse once a week in the gym… A huge problem was obtaining goal cages and equipment. Doc said the college didn’t have the money to buy goals, ...

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1 » Men's Lax

An excerpt from an article by Mr. Don Vetter, Goalie for Team 1 in Men’s Lacrosse: “The story of the 1958 Towson State Lacrosse Club team began in 1956 when a few students convinced Doc Minnegan, the athletic director, to permit them to play lacrosse once a week in the gym… A huge problem was obtaining goal cages and equipment. Doc said the college didn’t have the money to buy goals, helmets, or pads. As luck would have it, Don Sudbrink was able to locate some surplus pipe. He and Dieti von Schwerdtner (son of Dietrich von Schwerdtner who was chair of the Department of Foreign Languages and the wresting team coach) knew an accomplished plumber who volunteered his time, skill and the necessary parts to turn the pipe into two regulation goals. Once we had the frames, Doc found the money to buy nets. Bob Scott, lacrosse coach at Johns Hopkins University, made a major contribution to the equipment problem. Hopkins graciously donated a large selection of used helmets, arm and shoulder pads, and practice balls. Jerseys were still a problem. The school purchased some yellow T-shirts to use for scrimmages and games. However, they had no numbers. Someone broke out a black marker and, voila, the problem was solved. The ’58 lax program was ready to roll.”

Donald Vetter | Graduated 1960

Alumnus/Alumna, Posted 3-4-13

Trying to think of your special number? Here are a few ideas...

  • Your dorm room number
  • Your favorite player's jersey number
  • The number of credits you earned
  • The number of games your team won
  • The room number of your favorite class
  • Your G.P.A.
  • The number of guys in your fraternity
  • The number of times you took CHEM 110
  • Your favorite radio station's call number
  • Your college boyfriend's phone number