Lacrosse Team Honors Fallen Marine

Former teammates of Conard High School lacrosse player Lawrence R. Philippon, who went on to become a Marine and died in Iraq in 2005, are honoring his memory by playing for him every year since 2008 in the Glastonbury lacrosse tournament. Their team is named “G.O.A.T. Lcpl. Lawrence Philippon,” The GOAT stands for Greatest Of All Time. The 28th Annual Glastonbury LaCrosse Tournament was held this weekend at Glastonbury High School.  Click here to read the Courant’s Jesse LLeavenworth’s story back in 2005. And click here to read the Courant’s Terrell Allen’s story story on G.O.A.T. in the Glastonbury Lacrosse Tournament. And finally if you want to see additional photos from the event, click here.

The team has a couple of photos of Lawrence R. Philippon on their sidelines for inspiration. And all of the players wear his former number, 33.

The team has a couple of photos of Lawrence R. Philippon on their sidelines for inspiration. And all of the players wear his former number, 33.

  • The entire team wears Philippon's jersey number, 33
  • A G.O.A.T. player battles a Wesleyan player during their first game in the tournament. G.O.A.T. won the first game by a score of 7 to 5.
  • The team mascot, Sugar, watches from the sidelines.
  • Lawrence R. Philippon's father, Ray Philippon, cheers the team on from the sidelines. The family hosts dinner for the team annually the night before the match, and attends the games over the weekend.
  • A G.O.A.T. player battles a Wesleyan player during their first game in the tournament.  G.O.A.T. won the first game by a score of 7 to 5.
  • Leesa Philippon, right, of West Hartford, Lawrence R. Philippon's mother talks to Ann Pinto on the sidelines during the game. The family hosts dinner for the team annually the night before the match, and attends the games over the weekend.
  • A Wesleyan player has the ball knocked out of his stick.
  • G.O.A.T. takes a break after winning their first game.
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