Congratulations T2 Class of 2013
Nick Altmann – Hofstra University
Brandon Bailey – Stony Brook
Ben Chisolm – University of Maryland
Spencer Coyle – United States Naval
DJ Davis – Virginia Tech (Club)
Mike Dennin – Colgate University
Cole Duncan – Merchant Marine
Luke Eshleman – St. Mary’s College
of Maryland (D3)
Zack Franco – Hofstra University
Jake Gavin – Furman University (D1)
Hunter Gray - Trinity College (D3)
Arturo Hervada –Washington College
Will Hirschmann – University of
John Jennings - Anne Arundel Community College (JUCO)
Drew Johnson - Randolph Macon (DIII)
David Jones – United States Naval
Kyle Keblish – Gettsburg College
Tyler King – Frostburg State
Conner Kipke – Furman University
Sam Mayer - Randolph Macon (DIII)
Skyler Morse – High Point University
Max O’Dell – Mount St. Mary's
Colin Reilly – Monmouth University
Neil Ruppert – Monmouth University (D1)
Nate Schilling – Hofstra University
Matt Washington – United States
Naval Academy (D1)
Thinking about becoming a Collegiate Lacrosse Player?
There are a lot of factors that go into
becoming a collegiate lacrosse player. Athleticism is the most basic attribute,
but other important elements such as skill, knowledge and a winning mindset can
be developed. T2 Lacrosse is now in its fifth year of teaching young players
what it takes to succeed on the high school level and set themselves up for an
opportunity to continue their careers at the collegiate level.
Founded by former Naval Academy
standouts Tim Gavin and Tim O’Rourke, T2 Lacrosse has quickly earned a
reputation for instilling the passion, purpose and pride it takes to play
lacrosse at the highest levels.
“Our goal when we started this
organization was to increase the number of quality players coming out of this
area by teaching the right way to play the game,” said Gavin, a midfielder who
graduated from the Naval Academy in 1981. “Watching so many kids develop and
improve has been really rewarding.”
T2 Lacrosse started in 2008 with 45
players on three teams and has already grown to more than 175 players on eight
teams ranging from Under-11 to High School. Players from throughout Anne
Arundel County and beyond have flocked to T2 because word has spread about its
instructional-based, fundamentals-driven program that has produced winning
teams and collegiate recruits.
“What T2 is about is to teach players the
proper techniques through positive coaching by a highly-qualified staff while
also empowering players to exhibit the utmost character, integrity and
sportsmanship – both on the lacrosse field and in the community,” said
O’Rourke, an attackman who graduated from the academy in 1989 and served as an
assistant coach at both Navy and the University of Pennsylvania.
Another key goal of T2 Lacrosse is to
instill lifetime leadership skills, and the fact Gavin and O’Rourke are
products of an institution that defines that word makes them uniquely qualified
to do so. Players that come through the T2 program also learn the importance of
teamwork and academics, two other intangibles that Gavin and O’Rourke were
ingrained with while attending the Naval Academy and serving military commitments.
“We work very closely with our players on
the academic side of things. We talk to every player about getting good grades
and explain the academic standards required to play lacrosse at the next
level,” O’Rourke said.
By molding players that play with solid
fundamentals, excellent technique, an unselfish attitude and a team-first
approach, T2 invariably creates teams that perform well on the field. T2
Lacrosse entries have captured championships or posted runner-up finishes at
major club tournaments, including the Summer Getaway, Hogan’s Hershey, Summer
Exposure, the Bay Bridge Brawl, Tri-State Festival, Summer Sizzle and Dick’s
Will Hirschmann is a shining example of a
young player who has made tremendous progress during his time with T2 Lacrosse.
The Archbishop Spalding midfielder has made himself into a college prospect by
adhering to the T2 basic mission statement of playing with passion, purpose and
“When Will started playing for T2, he
liked the idea of being a lacrosse player, but he didn’t really know what that
meant,” Tom Hirschmann said of his son. “T2 has shown Will what it truly takes
to be a good lacrosse player in terms of dedication and work ethic. Tim Gavin
and Tim O’Rourke are quality individuals who have the best interests of their
players at heart.” Will has accepted a scholarship to play lacrosse at the University of Delaware.
T2 Lacrosse has welcomed players of all
backgrounds and skill levels into the program with open arms. While some club
programs are only interested in working with elite prospects, T2 has consistently
taken on the challenge of taking youngsters who are a bit rough around the
edges and polishing them into finished products. One example is Zack Franco, a young man who bought into all the aspects of T2 Lacrosse and through hard work and dedication, has earned a scholarship to play lacrosse at Hofstra University. Some of the other schools T2 Lacrosse players are now playing or will play lacrosse at the collegiate level are: United States Naval Academy, University of Maryland, University of Delaware, Hofstra University, Furman Univesity, UMBC, Stevenson, Gettsyburg, Queens, United States Air Force Academy, Catholic, Scranton, Frostburg, Bridgewater, and a few other schools.
Each year, T2 will be fielding three high
school-aged teams that represent a true cross-section of Anne Arundel County
and beyond. Players participating in the program this past summer attend eight
public schools (Arundel, Annapolis, Broadneck, Chesapeake, Northeast, South
River, Southern, Severna Park) and five private schools (Annapolis Area
Christian, Archbishop Spalding, DeMatha, St. Mary’s and Severn).
T2 Lacrosse was recently honored for its
work in developing young players as Gavin and O’Rourke were jointly named
2011 Hero’s Lacrosse Men of the Year. That award recognized the organization for its
commitment to local lacrosse and developing players.
“Tim Gavin and Tim O’Rourke are involved
with the game for all the right reasons. Their primary goal is to help players
get better and give them the foundation necessary to play the game at the next
level,” Hero’s Lacrosse president Chip Bullen said.
T2 Lacrosse Champions !!
Hershey Tournament 2010
U13 Orange & 2013 Team
T2 Lacrosse 2013 Wins
2010 Summer Exposure Tournament!