Weekend Warriors, The Men of Professional Lacrosse, the first-ever book about professional lacrosse players, is available for lacrosse fans in the United States and Canada. Written by Jack McDermott of Tallahassee, Fla., Warriors is a compilation of short life stories of 15 pro players who star in the indoor National Lacrosse League and the outdoor league, Major League Lacrosse.
“Weekend Warriors is an ideal book for the massive growing numbers of young people across North America now playing lacrosse in camps and in school,” said New Chapter Press Publisher Ewing Walker. “It’s a fun and fascinating read for those who want to learn more about the heroes of North America’s oldest and fastest-growing sport.”
“There’s a charm with professional lacrosse in that the stars on the field are also heroes and role models off the field as school teachers, firemen, businessmen and community leaders,” said Walker. “Lacrosse players are ordinary people with ordinary jobs who just happen to have extra-ordinary abilities as lacrosse players.” Featured players save people from burning buildings, arrest criminals after high speed car chases, protect nuclear facilities from terrorists and teach children in school.
Players featured in the book include; Dan Ladouceur – Thunder Bay, OntarioRegy Thorpe – Auburn, NY (Syracuse)Brian Langtry – Massapequa, NY (Hofstra)Gavin Prout – Whitby, Ontario (Loyola, Md.) Marshall Abrams – Syracuse, NY (Syracuse) Kyle Sweeney – Springfield, Pa. (Georgetown) Kasey Beirnes – Elora, Ontario – Minnesota Swarm Del Halladay – Victoria, British Columbia (Loyola, Md.) Ryan McNish – Edmonton / Winnipeg Chris McKay – Victoria, British Columbia (Butler University) Richard Morgan – Coquitlam, British Columbia (Boise State) Bruce Murray – Coquitlam, British Columbia Armando Polanco – Oceanside, NY (Hofstra) Ryan Boyle – Hunt Valley, Md. (Princeton) Pat Jones – Oshawa, Ontario (Univ. of Western Ontario)
Founded in 1987, New Chapter Press (www.NewChapterMedia.com) is an independent publisher of books that is part of the Independent Publishers Group (IPG). New Chapter Press is also the publisher of The Roger Federer Story, Quest for Perfection by Rene Stauffer, The Bud Collins History of Tennis by Bud Collins, Boycott: Stolen Dreams of the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games by Tom and Jerry Caraccioli, The Lennon Prophecy by Joe Niezgoda, Bone Appetit, Gourmet Cooking For Your Dog by Susan Anson, The Rules of Neighborhood Poker According to Hoyle by Stewart Wolpin, People’s Choice Cancun – Travel Survey Guidebook by Eric Rabinowitz.