This past fall the Concordia University Wisconsin Men's Lacrosse
team was busy outside the classroom, giving back to the surrounding
Throughout the fall the Men's Lacrosse team had to find ways to help out the local community; which will benefit not only the people that they help, but also the team members that are involved.
Head coach Jeff Roberts believes that community service is an imperative part of his program, and his players growing and maturing as men. The community service projects are not picked by the coaches but are voted on by the players and then picked by the student-athletes.
Men's Lacrosse in the community:
This first of three community service projects the team participated in was a NCAA football game where they sat and visited with veterans of our armed services.
"This experience was great for all involved because they got to learn what and how these men sacrificed for us and their country, and it was an eye-opening experience for our players," Roberts said.
Throughout the day the student-athletes visited and listened to stories, and helped the veterans in whatever was needed. The game did go CUW's way on the football field, but for the young men who visited and spent time with some true heroes that afternoon.
"The members of the lacrosse team are in debt to the service and freedoms that they have provided," Roberts said. "In all it was a great experience for all the members of the lacrosse team."
As the fall season moved in for good, the CUW Men's Lacrosse team was busy helping the community. They had forged a relationship with the Sunrise Rotary Club of Mequon, Wis., and lent a hand at the annual Lobster Fest dinner. Lobster Fest is a dinner the Rotarians put on annually to raise money for polio research in underdeveloped countries.
"This is a huge mission for the organization and they feel very strong about the cause and riding the world of polio," Roberts said.
The mission for the lacrosse student-athletes that night was to help plate the food and serve as the wait staff for the evening. For some players it was similar to backgrounds as waiters during the summer, but for other student-athletes it was a new experience into the world of serving food.
"The night again was a great experience for everyone involved and it was for a great cause," Roberts said.
The final community service event for the fall of 2011 was a safe haunted hay ride in Mequon, Wis.The team once again showed their care and hospitality to the local community as student-athletes partnered with the rotary club, as well as other individuals from the local community to provide a safe Halloween party and hay ride. The lacrosse players were responsible for putting on skits along the hay ride route, as well as working the games for the children indoors.
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May 2, 2012 Men's Lacrosse season ends in MLC Tournament
April 28, 2012 Men's Lacrosse routs Alma
April 25, 2012 Aurora downs Men's Lacrosse
April 23, 2012 Dahms named MLC Player of the Week
April 21, 2012 Men’s Lacrosse takes advantage of Augustana penalties
April 20, 2012 Men’s Lacrosse hosts Augustana on Saturday
April 19, 2012 Dahms leads Men’s Lacrosse to defeat of Carthage
April 18, 2012 Men’s Lacrosse hosts Carthage on Thursday
April 15, 2012 Men’s Lacrosse defeats Fontbonne
April 7, 2012 Men’s Lacrosse falls to Mount St. Joseph
April 4, 2012 Men’s Lacrosse cruises in home victory over MSOE
April 3, 2012 Men’s Lacrosse hosts MSOE on Wednesday
March 31, 2012 Trine controls first half, defeats Men’s Lacrosse
March 24, 2012 Men’s Lacrosse hangs on for home victory over Albion
March 23, 2012 Men’s Lacrosse looks to continue winning streak on Saturday
March 18, 2012 Men’s Lacrosse set to play Dallas, Southwestern this week
March 16, 2012 Men’s Lacrosse hosts Hanover on Friday
March 11, 2012 Adrian defeats Men’s Lacrosse
March 10, 2012 Men’s Lacrosse travels to Adrian for Sunday showdown
March 3, 2012 Men’s Lacrosse drops home opener to Wittenberg
March 2, 2012 Men’s Lacrosse hosts Wittenberg in home opener Saturday
February 25, 2012 Men’s Lacrosse drops season opener at Ohio Wesleyan
February 23, 2012 Season Outlook: Men’s Lacrosse
February 1, 2012 Men’s Lacrosse picked for sixth in MLC preseason poll
December 15, 2011 InsideLacrosse.com releases pre-season polls
September 22, 2011 Falcons welcome large freshman class
September 22, 2011 Falcon lacrosse to scrimmage against D1 competition
August 21, 2011 Fahey joins CUW Lacrosse Staff