Villa Julie going pink
The Mustangs men's lacrosse team will participate in a show of support for the seriously injured girlfriend of a player by dyeing their stick heads in pink and using those sticks in Saturday's home game against Stevens Tech at 3 p.m.
Coach Paul Cantabene said that sophomore midfielder Cory Baldwin (Calvert Hall) and his girlfriend Brittany Perkey were involved in a car accident about three weeks ago. Although Baldwin suffered only minor injuries, Perkey, a sophomore at Villa Julie, suffered a broken leg and pelvis and head injuries. Perkey is still in a coma at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, but Cantabene said family and friends are hopeful that she will awaken soon.
Cantabene said the players decided to honor Perkey by dyeing their stick heads with her favorite color, and the five-member coaching staff will wear pink shirts.
"They kind of did it on their own," Cantabene said of the players. "I'm in full support of it. It's kind of nice."