Men's Lacrosse To Host Clinic For Prostate Cancer Patient

Jan. 14, 2010

BALTIMORE - Loyola University Maryland's men's lacrosse team will hold a shooting clinic on Sunday, January 24, 2010, to raise money for a fellow NCAA and ECAC coach who is undergoing treatment for prostate cancer.

Bellarmine University Head Coach Jack McGetrick has battled prostate cancer in recent months, and the Intercollegiate Men's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IMLCA) is organizing nationwide clinics to raise money for his treatment.

The clinic, which will start with registration at 11 a.m. and finish at 2 p.m., is open to all all ages and ability levels. It will take place on Loyola's Diane Geppi-Aikens Field and feature the Loyola coaching staff and members of the Greyhounds' 2010 squad. Players will receive individual and team skill coaching at the clinic.

Cost of the clinic is $40 with 100-percent of the proceeds going to McGetrick's ongoing fight against the disease. Players must bring their own sticks and helmets to the clinic.

To register for the clinic, please e-mail Loyola Assistant Coach Dan Chemotti, or call him at 410-617-2041. Due to the rapidly approaching clinic date, do not send payment through the mail. Participants can pay on the day of the event.

The Greyhounds will play Bellarmine for the first time on March 3, 2010, in Louisville, Ky. The Knights are a first-year member of the ECAC.

For more information on the national effort by the IMLCA, click here to read a recent Inside Lacrosse story. To learn more about prostate cancer, detection of the disease and treatment, click here to visit the Prostate Cancer Foundation website or here to view the National Cancer Institute's prostate cancer site.