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Keswick resident, Charlottesville Summer Lacrosse League player, and Norfolk Academy graduate Pierce Derkac officially joined the Cornell University men’s lacrosse team as it officially opened its fall practice on September 5th. Derkac joined 12 other players from the US and Canada. Commenting on the freshmen, Cornell Head Coach Jeff Tambroni remarked, “Our coaching staff is thrilled about this year’s addition into the Cornell lacrosse family.”

From the complete article:

A four-year starter at Norfolk Academy, Derkac was named an All-American and team MVP as a senior captain. The 6-1 midfielder was a three-time first-team all-state, first-team All-TCIS and All-Virginia Prep League selection. Derkac played in the 2006 U.S. Lacrosse National Senior Showcase, and as a freshman, he helped his team to the Virginia private school state championship. He also earned four varsity letters in football and two in basketball and was a three-time first-team All-TCIS selection on the gridiron, earning TCIS MVP honors following his senior season.

Derkac was also one of the subjects of this Friday Photo from the 2004 summer league championship game. His brother, Britton, plays in the MLL for the Boston Cannons.