Coach Shirk, Alum Berger Featured in Lacrosse Magazine
BALTIMORE, MD -- Washington College men's lacrosse head coach Jeff Shirk and alumnus Stephen Berger '04 are both prominently featured n the September 2010 issue of Lacrosse Magazine.
"Shirk arrives on the Shore" is listed as number five in the "10 Men's Storylines to Watch" section of the magazine's Fall Ball Preview on page 38. The magazine quotes Shirk saying, "What attracted this to me me was the winning tradition, the fact it's funded at Washington College so you have a chance to compete for a national championship every year."
He added, "I think that my plan is to come in and make my mark and try to go back to what I remember Washington College was when I was in high school. A very blue-collar team, a tough team, a team that just has the mentality where they're going to compete and fight, and I think that will correlate to a better record and bringing back the Washington College of old."
Berger, a three-time All-American, a two-time Centennial Conference Player of the Year, and the 2004 NCAA Division III Co-Midfielder of the Year, while attending Washington College, is the subject of the magazine's "Give and Go" feature on page 64. Currently a midfielder for the Long Island Lizards, Berger has been named a Major League Lacrosse (MLL) All-Star four times. The "Give and Go" piece consists of a series of short questions with Berger.
He identifies "being a Division III player and playing in the MLL" as the proudest moment of his lacrosse career, identifies Eric Martin - a Salisbury graduate and fellow Division III product playing in the MLL - as his biggest rival on the field, and suggest a 90-second shot clock and a colored ball as possible improvements to the college game.
Full PDF files of the articles are below, reprinted with permission from Lacrosse Magazine. Please visit http://www.uslacrosse.org for more information.