When: Friday, April 28th
Time: Ceremony 5:15 pm Face Off: 5:30 pm
Where: Banner Field at Latrobe Park
1518 Latrobe Park Terrace
Baltimore, MD 21230
The DeMatha Lacrosse Varsity team will once again play LaSalle College High School from Pennsylvania. The game is Friday, April 28th, 5:30 pm at Banner Field, Latrobe Park in Baltimore. This will be our 7th Annual Fallen Heroes Game. However, this is so much more than a game as we will honor two men, two alumni from both schools, who gave their lives for our great nation.
First LT Travis Manion (LaSalle) died in Iraq in 2007. His roommate from the US Naval Academy, LT (SEAL) Brendan Looney (DeMatha), died in Afghanistan in 2010. When Travis died he was originally buried in a family plot near his hometown. However, after Brendan passed away, the decision was made to bury both men side by side at Arlington National Cemetery. The decision to do this made national news and was covered by all of the major networks.
It was about this time that the high schools of both men spoke by phone and decided to honor both with a 'Fallen Heroes' lacrosse game. The first game was played in 2011 at the Naval Academy. Game two, 2012, was held in Doylestown. Each subsequent year the teams take turns hosting. Travis played lacrosse in high school and wrestled at Navy. Brendan played football and baseball at DeMatha. At Navy, he played football and lacrosse, and was a key member of the Navy team that went to the National Championship Game in 2004. Below is link for the video about both young men.
We again also honor Marine Staff Sgt Marc Golczynski, father of Christian Golczynski class of 2016. Marc lost his life March 27, 2007 during his second deployment in Iraq. He was tragically shot and killed by a sniper in Fallujah, Iraq. In keeping Marc’s legacy alive, Heather and Christian are actively involved with giving back to other Gold Star families as well as the Wounded Warriors. The family honors not only Marc, but all of our country’s Warriors. We are proud to have Heather and Christian as part of our DeMatha Family.
We will again honor, Commander Paul Ostrowski, Uncle of Evan Ostrowski class of 2019. CDR Ostrowski received his commission through the United States Naval Academy in 1993. He was a career Naval aviator and unfortunately passed away after a long battle with cancer on February 27, 2011.
Please join us Friday, April 28th to honor these brave men and their families. We will have a brief ceremony at 5:15 pm and Face off time will be 5:30 pm.