Recent Upper Dublin High School graduate Michael Sowers did not let strep throat prevent him from helping Team USA win the U-19 World Lacrosse Championship in British Columbia, writes Dennis C. Way for The Lansdale Reporter.
Sowers, who spent the majority of pre-tournament practices in Seattle sick in bed, was feeling anything but sick by the end of the tournament. Team USA won the finale after an amazing recovery from an 8-2 halftime deficit to Canada to win in overtime.
“It probably wasn’t until Monday or Tuesday of the week of the games that I felt 100 percent,” said Sowers, who will attend Princeton in the fall.
By the end of the tournament, Sowers had tied for top scorer with 22 points, achieved a team best with 11 assists, made the All-World First Team, and was Player of the Game in one of the early tournament victories.
Sowers had plenty of support during the tournament, as there were plenty of people there to cheer him on.
“My whole family was there,” he said, proudly. “My mom, my dad, my grandparents, my brothers.”
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