***2025 HEAD COACH ANNOUNCEMENT***
A HUGE congrats to freshman, Dominic Pietramala (Kooper’s 2021 Black) for being named Fox 45 Prep Player of the week. Dom scored 7 goals and 2 assists last week in the Boys’ Latin Varsity win over Loyola Blakefield 15-8. Stellar performance, Dom!
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Waseda University is in Japan, and is one of their very top schools of advanced learning. Admission to this University is quite selective, and tuition is quite expensive...over 1 million Japanese yen per semester...over $10,000 USA. Only the most talented students need applyand barely one-out-of seven of those applicants are accepted. Included in their varied fields of study, they have a “ Sports Science “ program which recruits and accepts the most talented athletes in Japan, with the aim of fielding internationally competitive teams in a variety of sports.
Amongst their endeavors...They have the top-ranked college Lacrosse team in Japan...and much of the Japanese world cup lacrosse team is made up of Waseda players. Japan is currently ranked between #8 and #10 internationally, based on which ranking one accepts.
Koopers Coaches Gregg Furshman, Brett Yoder, and Ron Klausner met Tuesday morning at the National Hall of Fame Lacrosse field and spent a couple of hours putting the 45-man Waseda University team through it’s paces. GREAT JOB...Koopers coaches.
The entire affair was great fun...the lads were very good athletes....good lacrosse players...and they were eager to learn and to perform to the best of their abilities....which were considerable. Very few of the players were proficient in English, and each coach was assigned an interpreter. All of our instructions went through the translators....and who knows how much was lost in translations.