Gruppo To Join Webster in USILA/LaxWorld North/South All-Star Game

Gruppo To Join Webster in USILA/LaxWorld  North/South All-Star Game
Senior Ward Gruppo will strap on his helmet for coach Webster one more time, joining him in Boston for the North-South Senior All-Star Game
Photo by James Rasp



(Boston, Mass.) - In preparation for the 71st annual United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association/LaxWorld Division III Senior North/South Games, the South coach, Dave Webster '88, Dickinson College and the North coach, Dave Campbell, Middlebury College have selected their teams. 


This game originated in 1940 and was played at Municipal Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland. This year the game will be played in Harvard Stadium, Boston, Mass., on Friday, May 25, at 3:00 pm.


The Division I/II game will be played at 5:30pm. Tickets can be purchased at the stadium.


Senior midfielder Ward Gruppo (Fairfield, Conn./Fairfield Prep) will join coach Webster on the South roster. Six players from the Centennial Conference will also take the field while Red Devil assistant coaches Tim Marshall '07 and Pat March (Roanoke '10) will be on the sideline as well, joining the South coaching staff.


Gruppo was a Second-team All-Centennial Conference selection in the midfield, earning honorable mention in 2011. He scored 21 goals and handed out 17 assists on the year.


The Red Devils set program records with 230 goals, 143 assists and 373 points, averaging a school record 12.1 goals per outing. The Red Devils led the conference in all three categories, and ranked among the best in the nation in man-up goals.


The Devils scored on almost 37 percent of extra-man opportunities while holding opponents to just over a 20 percent success rate. The tallied a conference-best, six man-down goals on the year. They finished 15-4 overall and captured a second straight conference championship. coach Webster '88 recorded his 100th victory since taking over the program at Dickinson, winning on the road a Roanoke College.


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