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Wings Acquire Mark Frye From New York

02/25/2003, 2:07pm EST
By National Lacrosse League

Mark Frye will suit up for the Wings this weekend
The Philadelphia Wings today announced the acquisition of forward Mark Frye from the New York Saints in exchange for forwards Matt Striebel and Jay Jalbert. The 6'0", 188-pound Frye will join the team this Saturday as they face the Columbus Landsharks at the First Union Center at 8 p.m.

"With Tom Ryan being out of the lineup this week because of complications from a concussion he suffered earlier this season, Frye will fill an immediate void for our team," said Wings General Manager Marty O'Neill. "He's an exciting offensive player with lots of speed who's also very versatile. It's unfortunate that we had to part with two talented young players like Striebel and Jalbert, but Frye provides us with an immediate offensive solution."

Frye, who is in his fourth National Lacrosse League season, has recorded three points (1G, 2A) for the Saints in four games this season. He has amassed 98 points (51G, 47A) in his three previous seasons with the Saints. The 25-year old forward was acquired by the Saints in the first round of the 1999 NLL Entry Draft and played his collegiate lacrosse at Loyola.

The Wings (3-5) will look to overtake first place in the Eastern Division with a win over the Landsharks (6-4) this Saturday. The division leading Colorado Mammoth, who hold a half game lead over the Wings, host the Vancouver Ravens on Friday night. The Wings are entering the second half of the regular season this weekend, with four home and four road games remaining.

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