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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."

Posted by Edward Lee at 11:20 AM | | Comments (6)
        

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It's not difficult to build a lacrosse program when you have no real admissions standards. Compare the admissions criteria tof VJC to in state conference rival St. Mary's College. There is no comparison.

What an appropriate comment to post to a story about how fellow students are honoring a very seriously injured girl. Go post your thoughtless comments on Inside lacrosse.

But, since your insensitivity has ruffled my feathers, I checked out the two websites this morning. VJC's average admission has a 3.4 and between 950-1150 SAT. While St. Mary's has the "real admission standards" and their average admission is a 3.4 with 1160-1340.

But since St. Mary's is an honors college (not just a program), maybe we should just compare St. Mary's score with the VJC honors college. That would be apples to apples right? VJC average admission is 3.8 with 1270 SAT. It seems odd that the school with "no real admission standards" has higher numbers then your obvious fact-less opinion.

Looks like the water might be choppy today with the bad weather coming. You go sailing and I'll go find a pink shirt.

DM is just sad because VJC beat St. Mary's this year.

It is great to see student honoring their injured friend. It is a nice change from all the bullying and what not.

A good gesture Cory, Brittany will be so happy when she wakes up and finds out that you did this for her. Coach Cantabene your support for it is commendable as well.

Nice comment from sailor boy. People at St.Marys have been crying for years. Maybe if there was more to do down there then sharing a sail boat with your buddy more people would attend. Go Mustangs!

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