Old Glory
Old Glory

Old Glory

It is tradition for an Army player to lead the team onto the field before every game carrying the American Flag. Since the Cornell game (March 6, 2010), the Black Knights have been using a special one, sent directly from the battlefields of Afghanistan.

Former Army lacrosse midfielder and 2006 graduate CPT Jon Burton has been serving with the 1st Battalion, 1-17th Infantry Regiment, 5-2 Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division in the Arghandab Valley district of Kandahar Province for the last seven months in support of Operation Enduring Freedom where some of the heaviest fighting of the war has taken place. He mailed the flag that was carried on a patrol in honor of the 2010 Army lacrosse team to head coach Joe Alberici "in hopes you could have the team run onto the field with it to honor those soldiers from the 1-17th who made the ultimate sacrifice for everything this flag represents. Tell the men they represent more than just the Black, Gold and Gray - they represent everyone who is fighting under the Red, White and Blue."

Charlie Sauter a 2007 CA grad leading the West Point Lacrosse team on to a victory against Bryant University.