Josh Coffman and his Syracuse University teammates were invited by President Bush to the NCAA Spring Sports Championship Day held at the White House on September 24th. Coffman was the Albany Attack's first round draft selection, eighth overall, in the 2002 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft. The Syracuse Orangemen were one of ten teams that attended this special ceremony which paid tribute to all NCAA Division I teams that won championships in the spring of 2002.
Josh Coffman meets with President Bush
Team captain and graduated senior Coffman was selected to present President Bush with the team's gift, an autographed, framed Syracuse Lacrosse poster, preceded by the President's comments which included a message about serving as positive roll models and that they have a unique opportunity to have a positive effect on the young athletes who look up at them.
Coffman, a 3-time All American and 2-time Tewaaraton Trophy finalist while at Syracuse, will attend the Attack's training camp this fall, which begins on November 16th in Brampton, Ontario. An offensive specialist at Syracuse, Josh will be competing for a spot on Albany's powerful offensive unit that was instrumental in setting an NLL record 11 consecutive victories while posting a 15-3 overall record last season.
The Attack will open the 2002 season at home on Friday, December 27th against the defending champion Toronto Rock at 7:30 pm. Season tickets are available through Ticketmaster online and at the Pepsi Arena Box Office. Individual game tickets will go on sale to the public November 1st.
courtesy: Linda D. Epstein/KRT