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Show LAS Your Old School: From Shortstick To Longpole

Bill Schick Fair Lawn NJ 1970s lacrosse

This week’s Old School post is close to my heart because it features a high school shortie being converted to a collegiate longpole.  Same thing happened to me in college.  Here son, maybe you should try defense?  It was a fair point.  I don’t know that this was the case with Bill Schick, so I’ll let him tell his own story:

Playing high school lax in Fair Lawn, NJ during the late 1970’s…  Our game field was a rock covered patch of ground behind the football stadium bleachers.  In 2011 the school celebrated the 50 year anniversary of the lacrosse program – now that’s Old School!

Bill Schick Fair Lawn NJ 1970s lacrosse

The playing conditions, and my position, changed in college.  In a photo from the early 1980’s, I’m playing defense for Ohio State in the Horse Shoe.  I feel obligated to disclose that the crowd is waiting for our game to end, and the spring inter-squad football game to begin. But it was a great opportunity to GTG!

Bill Schick OSU Lacrosse Maryland

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Connor Wilson

Connor is the Publisher of He lives in Brooklyn with his better half, continues to play and coach both box and field lacrosse in NYC as much as possible, and covers the great game that is lacrosse full-time. He spends his spare time stringing sticks and watching Futurama.


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