On Friday, April 6, 2018, at 7 p.m., at Harvard Stadium in Allston, Mass. Noble and Greenough will take the field to open their 2018 ISL boys lacrosse season against defending ISL Co-Champion and reigning No. 1 team in the State, St. Sebastian’s.
While the match-up should prove to be another fantastic early-season ISL lacrosse battle, the game will take on a much larger meaning.
The game will mark the first annual McCrae Williams Memorial Game. The game is named after the former Nobles student-athlete and lacrosse goalie, who starred for the Bulldogs last-season and tragically passed away this past September, while attending Lafayette College in Easton, PA. as an incoming freshman.
The game was the initiative of two of Williams’ former teammates and current Nobles seniors, Sam Montgomery and Jett Dziama. The pair came up with the idea for their senior project as a way to help bring more awareness to the McCrae Williams Foundation.
“Our goal was to help raise awareness for the Foundation and to maintain the connection with the Williams family,” Montgomery told Boston Lax.
Dziama added that he hopes the entire New England Lacrosse community comes out on Friday, April 6th at Harvard Stadium, at 7 p.m. to support the cause.
“McCrae’s impact reached far beyond Nobles and the ISL and I know how strong the New England lacrosse community is, so we are hoping that everyone comes together in honor of McCrae, for a good cause,” Dziama said.
Donations can be sent to:
McCrae James Williams Foundation
PO Box 291
Weston MA 02493
Montgomery and Dziama noted that admission for the games is $5 for adults and $3 for students, a 50/50 raffle will also be part of the night, along with sale items such as t-shirts, wristbands, and stickers, with proceeds going to the fundraising effort for the Foundation.
“McCrae meant so much to Nobles,” Montgomery added. “The ISL and New England lacrosse communities are so close and we hope that everyone comes out to the game and supports the Foundation.”