Lee-Jackson Lacrosse Classic set for Friday night
One of the longest rivalries in NCAA lacrosse, the tradition began in 1986 with the first pairing between the schools and was officially dubbed the Lee-Jackson Lacrosse Classic in 1988. VMI won the first Lee-Jackson Classic that 1988 season with a 15-9 victory at Wilson Field. The Keydets have also claimed victories in 2005 (12-4 at Alumni Memorial Field) and 2009.
Despite a strong push in the second half of last year’s game, the Keydets could not overcome a 10-3 deficit at the half as the Generals prevailed, 20-12.
At halftime, both teams will disburse throughout the crowd to collect donations to benefit Project Horizon.
Following the Classic, the Worrell-Fallon Award winners will be presented to the MVP from each school. VMI junior Johnny Daniel won the honor in last year’s game for VMI while W&L’s A.J. Witherell was named on the Generals’ side.
The award is named after DeWitt Worrell (VMI ’62) and Gary Fallon (W&L football coach, 1978-95), who helped bridge the gaps between the two schools and the community.