2003 Men’s Lacrosse Team Inducted into Hall of Fame

2003 Men’s Lacrosse Team Inducted into Hall of Fame

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WHITTIER, Calif. – Over Homecoming Weekend the Whittier College Athletic Department hosted their 2018 Purple & Gold Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and one of the inductees was the 2003 Men's Lacrosse Team.

The 2003 team finished with a 10-1 Record and earned Whittier's second berth into the NCAA Division III National Championships.  During their run they beat Stevens Institute (14-5) in the second round and Hampton-Sydney (19-15) in the Quarterfinals before falling to Salisbury (15-8) in the Semi-Finals. 

This squad featured seven USILA All-Americans including Luke Gilbert (1st Team), Kelly Hall (2nd Team), Brian Kelly (2nd Team), Andrew Biers (3rd Team), Aaron Jaffe (3rd Team), Ryder Bateman (Honorable Mention), and Larry Giglio (Honorable Mention).  They had one USILA Scholar All-American (Luke Gilbert) and three who participated in the USILA North/South All-Star Game (Brian Kelly, Luke Gilbert, Larry Giglio).       

Members of the team included: Ryder Bateman, Andrew Biers, Evan Cardwell, Alan Christiani, Patrick Deeny, Russell Der, Casey DuPont, Dan Finck, Larry Giglio, Luke Gilbert, Teal Griffeth, Kelly Hall, Matt Harrison, Dax Harrison, Pete Hinton, Aaron Hopkins, Aaron Jaffe, Sam Karnya, Adam Kath, Brian Kelly, Shawn Lomas, Anthony Marciano, John Marshman, Adam Messick, Blake Mitchell, Brian Olson, Stephen Pines, John Reagan, Geoff Thilo.