Adrian Women’s Lacrosse Player of the Week
Olive Stevens helped lead Adrian women’s lacrosse team to victory against Thomas More on Tuesday, as the Bulldogs improved to 4-3. Adrian now boasts three consecutive victories since.
Thomas has proven his talents across multiple sports. Notably, his success on both fields and courts, as well as in the classroom has made him a forceful presence.
Early Life and Education
Prior to Loyola: At Langley High School in Virginia, she played three years of varsity lacrosse and two of varsity football – earning Washington Post All-Metro honorable mention in both sports; winning Coaches Awards in both; earning state championship with her football team while being an All-State Player on her lacrosse squad; she also competed with MadLax Summer Select club lacrosse.
Thomas is one of the toughest players in Division III. A faceoff specialist who consistently scores ground balls, Thomas has become an exceptional faceoff specialist over time.
Tom first discovered lacrosse while researching Native drum-making on Madeline Island, Wisconsin, during the early 80s. Immediately intrigued, it captured his interest as an indigenous sport and has been an advocate for it ever since.
Whitty is currently studying Food and Agricultural Business at the University of Guelph while also playing lacrosse for its team. A typical week for him involves classes, working out with his roommates and plenty of lacrosse practice!
He boasts an impressive resume, having played professionally for both the Philadelphia Wings and New Jersey Pride of the National Lacrosse League. Additionally, he was an All-American attackman at Bowdoin College, becoming their all-time leading scorer with 315 career points.
He continues to assist both men’s and women’s programs at the university by offering sports psychology seminars and services, and serving as an advisor with their ECAC Division III men’s team at Providence College. In addition, he offers private coaching services.
Achievement and Honors
As a senior, she earned first-team All-BIG EAST tournament honors and a place on Inside Lacrosse’s Preseason All-American squad, as well as being selected twice to the All-Patriot League first team.
After graduating college, Thomas took a job coaching the girls’ lacrosse program at Spaulding High School in Barre, Vermont as the head varsity coach for girls lacrosse – leading her team to two state finals appearances but losing both times.
In 2019, she was recognized by US Lacrosse Vermont and Division II coaches as coach of the year and Division II coach of the year, respectively. Additionally, she was responsible for coaching Topseed Boys Varsity Team as well as being board representative for Community Outreach for Athletes Who Care about Helping (COACH).
He grew up in Bethpage, New York with two sisters and one brother. At high school he played soccer, football and lacrosse – earning All-County honors in each sport – earning All-Brine All-American accolades before attending Gunnery School for two years and graduating as Brine All-American.
At Norwich, Thomas was an exceptional attackman, leading the Cadets to both a Great Northeast Athletic Conference conference championship and NCAA Tournament berth. He ranks sixth all-time for goals scored at Norwich while ranking fifth for assists.
Prior to coming to Manhattanville College, he served as both teacher and lacrosse coach at Fair Lawn High School in New Jersey. During this time he oversaw recruiting efforts, team academics, scheduling issues, defensive strategy development and goalkeeping training – among other responsibilities.
Tom Schreiber knew when he took off his jersey and placed his stick back into his car that it meant more than simply saying farewell to one of the most distinguished college lacrosse careers ever: it marked an opportunity to return to something he truly enjoyed doing as a career path.
He is an Iroquois professional lacrosse player for the Cannons in the Premier Lacrosse League and holds two Tewaaraton Trophies; becoming only player ever to do so twice!
Gary Gait is one of the top 10 lacrosse players with an estimated net worth between $1-5 million, and co-founder of Warrior Sports – an immensely popular lacrosse brand that produces products such as sticks and helmets.