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posted 04.25.2011 at 2.48 p.m. by Clare Lochary

High Point Add Special Teammate

In addition to putting up a respectable 12-3 record in their first year of DI varsity competition, the High Point University women’s lacrosse team has adopted a special teammate, Mason LeVack. They made the local news, which did a nice piece on Mason and the Panthers:,0,1049783.story

Mason and the High Point girls got hooked up with each other through the Friends of Jaclyn organization, which pairs kids suffering from pediatric brain tumors with sports teams. FoJ began with just one kid, a Northwestern superfan named Jaclyn Murphy (who is currently 16 years old and healthy and playing for Arlington (N.Y.) High School) and now there are over 230 Friends paired with teams in 20 sports and even a custom-designed shaft from Brine.

High Point heads into the National Lacrosse Conference this weekend, seeded No. 2 and looking to avenge their only in-conference loss to top-seeded Jacksonville. The NLC has no AQ so the Panthers won’t see any NCAA tournament action this season (even barring an unlikely upset of in-state rival North Carolina on May 6) but they seem to be off to a good start. And the field at Vert Stadium looks pretty sweet in the video, no?