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HV Lax Co-founder Joins NJ Lacrosse Hall of Fame
01/25/2017
  Greg Raschdorf, one of the founders of the Hopewell Valley...
HV Lax and Husid Family Fund Provides AEDs to Community
11/08/2016
  The Hopewell Valley Lacrosse League, with the cooperation...
 
HV Lax Co-founder Joins NJ Lacrosse Hall of Fame

Greg Raschdorf (left), co-founder of HVLax, was inducted into the NJ Lacrosse Hall of Fame. He holds his plaque with another HVLax HOF'er, Chris Cahill

 

Greg Raschdorf, one of the founders of the Hopewell Valley Lacrosse League, was inducted into the New Jersey Lacrosse Hall of Fame. 

Raschdorf has been involved in lacrosse in the Hopewell Valley more than 35 years. He was head coach of the Pennington YMCA boys high school team from 1987-89. He helped found the Hopewell Valley Lacrosse League in 1990 and served as president of the board from 1994-95. He was a head coach for 10 years and started the Hopewell Valley Lacrosse Invitational, celebrating it's 25th year this year. The league presents a “Raschdorf Award” each year to a boy and a girl at each grade level who represents the integrity and passion he brings to the game.

“Greg is so deserving of this honor. We couldn’t be more proud that his accomplishments are being recognized,” league president Deborah Howlett said. “His passion and dedication to lacrosse in Hopewell has been integral to the success of our league from the very beginning. He continues to serve on our board and we value his insight as well as his love for the game.”

Raschdorf said that the league’s mission from the start was to create opportunities to teach lacrosse to young people in Central Jersey. When he co-founded the program only Princeton had a boys high school lacrosse team. Now there are 40-some programs to the south and east.

"I appreciate the accolades,” Raschdorf  said, “but this is about all the people in the Central Jersey region who have been involved in growing the great game of lacrosse to the point of where it is today. … HVLL has been true to our mission and with the help of a lot of other constituencies and devoted people, we will continue to spread and improve our great game."   

An all-Ivy League defenseman, Raschorf played at Cornell from 1976-79, when the Big Red won four Ivy League titles and two NCAA national championships.

Raschdorf attended Sewanhaka high school in New York. He began his New Jersey lacrosse career following college, as a player for the New Jersey Lacrosse Club in 1980. He later became General Manager in 1985 for two years. From 1991-92 he was a volunteer assistant coach under Bill Tierney at Princeton University, winning two Ivy League titles and an NCAA Championship in 1992. He coached the Hun School boys’ team from 2000-02 and was named Bianchi Division Coach of the Year in 2002.

His volunteer work began as a founding member of the New Jersey Chapter of the Lacrosse Foundation in 1984. He was a founding member and president of the Central Jersey Youth Lacrosse League in 1999 and has been involved as a board member of the Bobby Campbell Foundation and a founder of the Trenton BRIDGE Program.

Greg has been married 37 years to Marie, who he met in high school. The live in Pennington. Their son, Tim, and daughters, Kimberly and Nicole, played in the program. Tim and Kimberly played at HV Central High School. Tim played collegiately at Syracuse, winning an NCAA national championship in 2006. 

Raschdorf joins former HV Lacrosse board member Chris Cahill in the NJ Lacrosse Hall of Fame. Cahill, who was inducted in 2011, continues to serve Hopewell Valley Lacrosse as the coordinator of the annual girls Lax in the Valley Tournament and is president of the Bobby Campbell Foundation and Trenton BRIDGE Program.


by Webmaster posted 01/25/2017
HV Lax and Husid Family Fund Provides AEDs to Community

Fall campers pose near the new AED box at Twin Pines turf field. Back Row, left to right: Justin Muscente, Sophia Telegadis, Makayla Days, Nicholas Stivala. Front Row: Owen Conover, Caitlin McGuire, Tessa Caputo, Bryce Hanley, Mike Meissner, Ethan Darst

 

The Hopewell Valley Lacrosse League, with the cooperation of the J. Stewart Husid Fund, has donated two automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) and heating cabinets to the Hopewell Township Recreation Department. The medical devices have been installed at the Twin Pines turf field and the Independence Park comfort building. In an emergency, the devices can analyze the heart’s rhythm and deliver an electrical shock, know as defibrillation, to help the heart re-establish and effective rhythm. In addition to the cost of the medical devices, the generous support from the J. Stewart Husid Fund paid for 30 youth coaches representing five organizations to be certified in CPR/AED by the Pennington Rescue Squad last fall. Additional classes will be set up to train additional coaches and parents throughout the community.


posted 11/08/2016
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