Third Annual LAX for Donnie continues on lacrosse club co-founder’s story

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Before “LAX for Donnie” became a tournament that teams across the area flock to, the Rowan men’s club lacrosse team did not really know the story of the club co-founder, whose name marks the memorial event.

Almost 10 years ago during homecoming week, Donald “Donnie” Farrell was attacked and killed on Old Heston Road. His attackers were never caught.

This happened years before any of the current members of the team had even thought about college. They didn’t know who Farrell was. But when they found out about him and his story, they knew they had to do something. Continue reading

Women’s soccer continues dominant play, stretches shutout streak to 12

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In all facets of life, consistency is key.

Right now, there might not be anything more consistent than the Rowan women’s soccer team.

The Profs are undefeated through their first 12 games, their only hiccup coming in a double-overtime tie to Stockton University on Sept. 28. The 11-0-1 record is the best that the brown and gold have put together since 2008. Continue reading

Richard Wackar remembered by Rowan players and coaches as “legend”

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Coach Richard Wackar has had his name immortalized on Rowan University’s football stadium since 2009, but a drive down Carpenter Street cannot tell the whole story about the man known simply as “Coach.” Ask anyone that has been close to the Rowan football program and they will tell you their own story about something that Wackar has done for them.

Whether he was calling and sending handwritten letters to his former players after their parents passed away, or calling current Rowan football coach Jay Accorsi to remind him about how the elements affect a game, Wackar was more than just a football coach. He was a Glassboro State College and Rowan University icon.

Rowan lost this icon when Wackar passed away at age 88 this past August. Continue reading