Michael Robinson may not be a name that you would otherwise recognize or associate it with Puerto Rican heritage, but we are about to change your mind. While most were out enjoying a relaxing Saturday, one of our own, Michael Robinson was in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico further extending the knowledge of lacrosse. Having gone through our recent assessment in Foxboro, MA, not only was he a great ambassador of the sport on the field, but he expressed interest in extending it to the island.
Michael, whose Puerto Rican heritage is attributed to his mother, is a LTJG/O-2 in the Coast Guard stationed in San Juan, PR and he flew to Massachusetts in order to compete along with the rest of Puerto Rico Lacrosse at the International Lacrosse Showdown. The 5'5" 149 lb midfielder graduated from Hampton University (Class of 2015) and shared with us why he wanted to play for Puerto Rico Lacrosse. "I grew up watching lacrosse at the top schools in the country (Baltimore, MD), I helped start the club team at Hampton University which is now the first HBCU DIV 1 Lacrosse Team. I want to see the same success happen in Puerto Rico."
Well today he helped further realize Puerto Rico Lacrosse's mission by conducting a clinic to Physical Education teachers and demonstrating the basic fundamentals of Lacrosse.
Lawrence Torres, Darwin Toro , Bolivar Berenguer, and Elliot Hernandez were all present and receiving this training and in turn will provide the knowledge to other physical education teachers and ultimately will be the instruction that they will provide to approximately 300 Puerto Rican youth throughout the summer.
You may recall that Nathan Lowmaster, Puerto Rico Lacrosse, INC President conducted a similar type of training to other physical education teacher. Today's training will add to the effectiveness of the program's incorporating lacrosse into their program.
This summer's events will all be conducted at the Lions Club of Cabo Rojo, carr 103 Barrio Bajuras of Cabo Rojo.
Puerto Rico Lacrosse had a successful start to our gear donation initiative with helmets, gloves, pads, sticks and lacrosse heads donated by players during our Foxboro assessment. 100% of these donations will be shipped to Puerto Rico to help enhance this initiative. Financial donations to help with the cost of the shipping are highly appreciated and may be done so through our general donations page http://www.puertoricolax.com/donate or send us an email to info@puertoricolacrosse and we can provide further information.