PHILADELPHIA — The senior class of 2020 had their season stolen from them.
For reasons outside of their control, they will never be able to pursue goals for which they worked so hard.
Temple coach Chris Berkelbach would like to honor and thank his nine seniors one last time.
#2 Owen Winters, Attack Ambler, Pa. (Hatboro-Horsham) Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies and Production Four-year letter winner, third in program history for career points
#7 Brandon Feeney, Defensive Midfield Reading, Pa. (Exeter) Bachelor of Business Administration in Risk Management & Insurance 2-year letter winner
#16 Connor Kilgore, Midfield Lititz, Pa. (Warwick) Bachelor of Science in Facilities Management Two-year letter winner
#22 RJ Swisher III, Long-stick Midfield Lancaster, PA (Penn Manor) Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering Technology Four-year letter winner
#26 Parker Ross, Goalie Lancaster, Pa. (Lancaster Catholic) Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing Two-year letter winner
#28 Ethan Fink, Goalie Wallingford, PA (Strath Haven HS) Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing Letter winner
#30 Scott Thompson, Attack Las Vegas, Nev. (Bonanza) Doctor of Philosophy in English Literature Two-year letter winner, third in career goals #44 Luke Brennan, Midfield York, Pa. (York Catholic) Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance Four-year letter winner Two-time team captain and officer (president, vice president) Career assists leader
#45 Bryan Eshbach, Defense Lancaster, Pa. (Lancaster Catholic) Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology Two-year letter winner
To the Temple Men's Lacrosse 2020 Senior Class,
There are no words to describe the heartbreak and disappointment of how our first season in the MCLA has ended.
There are also no words to describe how grateful and fortunate we are to have had you 9 young men as a part of our program throughout the last 4 years.
Your commitment to our program has allowed us to make the transition to playing in the MCLA seamless, helping us to earn our first wins and first votes in the polls just two weeks into our first season.
Your personal and team accomplishments on the lacrosse field are many, but your achievements off of the field are what you will be most remembered for.
Collectively, you have helped set the precedent of hard work and dedication that will be crucial to our future success as a program. More importantly, however, the fun-loving spirits brought by each of you to the field every day have indelibly shaped the culture of Temple men's lacrosse for the better.
We will miss you guys tremendously next year, but we wish you all the best in whatever comes next. We know that you will do great because you are Temple Made and Temple Tuff.
While the end of your senior season was taken from you, what can never be taken away are the friendships and memories that you made together as Temple men's lacrosse players. We hope you cherish those memories for many years to come. We also hope that you come back to relive some of those memories on the field with us each year at the alumni game and after party!
From the entire coaching staff, we congratulate you guys on amazing academic and athletic careers. We're very proud to welcome nine more great men as alumni of Temple men's lacrosse.
One more time for old times' sake..."T-U on two! ONE-TWO...T-U!"