Friday, 15 June 2012 00:00
For the Love of the Game (FLG), an elite youth lacrosse club based on Long Island, recently made a special jersey in memory of Welles Crowther. Crowther was a lacrosse player at Boston College who selflessly helped many people escape from the collapse of the towers on September 11, 2001, only to be lost in that tragedy himself. The jersey will be given to an FLG player who best exemplifies Crowther’s characteristics of honor, caring and a sense of duty. Crowther was a polite, self-disciplined, well-spoken, protective friend, brother and son and serves as a role model for many young athletes.
The first player to be granted the honor of helping to remember Welles Crowther by wearing this jersey was Brandon Brosnahan of Syosset. Brosnahan is a sixth-grader at H.B. Thompson Middle School and started playing lacrosse in April, 2010 on Syosset’s PAL team. He strives to embody many of the admirable traits of Welles Crowther in each step he takes on and off the field and was humbled to have received such an honor. He credits much of his personal and athletic growth to his coach Michael Winkoff, who taught him how to play “for the love of the game.”