Congratulations to Duke University for winning its second NCAA DI Lacrosse Championship. As the games became more consequential, rostoers continued to shorten. In the Championship game, only one Californian saw the field. Senior Spencer Peterson, LSM from La Costa Canyon, saw action in the last two minutes. The other three Californians on Duke's roster watched from the sidelines.
I first saw Spencer play at the California Gold Invitational in the Summer of 2008. John Danowski was in attendance and made Spencer an offer. Moreover, he told Coach Peter Worstell that he, or someone from Duke would attend California Gold for at least the next ten years. This is how we start. I was happy to see Spencer see the field, but had hoped that, with a 16-9 lead and 2 minutes to play, other Californians would see the field. It was not to be....
If you look at the Box Score, you will not see Spencer's name. Nonetheless, he did play. Yet another reason not to take the Box Score as Gospel!
Congratulations to the Blue Devils and to the California guys who'll get winners medals. Happy for them!