New York, NY, May 21, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- Ryan Boyle, a native of Hunt Valley, MD, and a 2004 graduate of Princeton University, is one of 15 people featured in the newly-released book "Weekend Warriors, The Men of Professional Lacrosse," the first-ever book about professional lacrosse players. Boyle, an entrepreneur who is the founding partner of the Baltimore-based lacrosse camp and education company, Trilogy Lacrosse, is a currently a standout player for the New York Titans of the National Lacrosse League and the Philadelphia Barrage of Major League Lacrosse.
Written by Jack McDermott of Tallahassee, Fla., Warriors is a compilation of short life stories of 15 pro players who star in the National Lacrosse League and the outdoor league, Major League Lacrosse. The book is now available for purchase via on-line retailers such as http://www.amazon.com and http://www.barnesandnoble.com as well as book stores around North America.
“Weekend Warriors is an ideal book for the 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 McDermott. “Lacrosse players are ordinary people with ordinary jobs who just happen to have extra-ordinary abilities as lacrosse players.”
Other 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, Ontario - Toronto Rock
Regy Thorpe - Auburn, NY (Syracuse) - Rochester Knighthawks
Brian Langtry - Massapequa, NY (Hofstra) - Colorado Mammoth / Denver Outlaws
Gavin Prout - Whitby, Ontario (Loyola, Md.) - Colorado Mammoth
Marshall Abrams - Syracuse, NY (Syracuse) - Rochester Knighthawks
Kyle Sweeney – Springfield, Pa. (Georgetown) – Philadelphia Wings / Philadelphia Barrage
Del Halladay - Victoria, British Columbia (Loyola, Md.) - Portland Lumberjax
Ryan McNish – Edmonton / Winnipeg - Calgary Roughnecks
Chris McKay - Victoria, British Columbia (Butler University) - Arizona Sting
Richard Morgan - Coquitlam, British Columbia (Boise State) - Portland Lumberjax
Bruce Murray - Coquitlam, British Columbia - Arizona Sting
Armando Polanco - Oceanside, NY (Hofstra) - Philadelphia Barrage
Kasey Beirnes – Elora, Ontario – Minnesota Swarm
Pat Jones - Oshawa, Ontario (Univ. of Western Ontario) - Portland Lumberjax
Founded in 1987, New Chapter Press (www.newchapterpressonline.com) is an independent book publisher with headquarters in Washington, D.C., and New York, N.Y.
Contact: Randy Walker, 917-770-0843, Randyw@leverageagency.com