Gravante Diagnosed With Cancer

Gravante Diagnosed With Cancer

Gravante Diagnosed With Cancer

Gravante Diagnosed With Cancer

Former Hobart great diagnosed with cancer.

Reprinted from Mount St. Mary's press release Gravante

EMMITSBURG, Md.–Tom Gravante, the head coach of men’s lacrosse at Mount St. Mary’s College, has announced that he has been diagnosed with cancer. A 1988 graduate of Hobart College, he has led the Mountaineers’ program since 1994. Gravante, 34, has a non-Hodgkins lymphoma, which has been determined by specialists at the Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore to be malignant. He is currently embarking on a course of treatments which, it is hoped, will defeat the disease.

"I am very impressed with how quickly the support has come. I appreciate very much how the family of lacrosse people has been able to get in touch, extending their concerns and prayers. I am touched by what everyone is doing just to help out," Gravante said. Lax World, the Baltimore-based retailer of lacrosse equipment, has organized a golf tournament to help Gravante offset the costs of his treatments. It will be held on October 30 at Piney Branch Golf Course in Hampstead, Md. "I want to thank Bob Martino, Jimmy D’Arcangelo, and Mark and Mary Beth D’Arcangelo of Lax World for their tremendous efforts to quickly develop a golf tournament to raise money to help me," Gravante said.

Gravante is in his seventh year as the Mount’s head coach, and has a 34-5 record over five seasons in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. The squad was MAAC champions in 1999 and went 8-1 in the league last season.

As a player at Hobart, he was a three-time all-America as the Statesmen won four NCAA Division III championships and until recently held the Division III record for goals in an NCAA Tournament game. He ranks fifth in career scoring at Hobart with 141 goals and 69 assists for 210 points. Gravante also holds the record for goals scored in a season with 66 in 1988.–HWS SPORTS–

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    by (#4807) on 11/09/00 @11:13AM
Read on lax.com website about your cancer. As a fellow Hobart alum ('76)(Kappa Sig)I wish you a speedy full recovery. I have family and friends who have or are currently fighting the big "C", including my former roomate at Hobart, Al Levy. We just had a party celebrating 10 years of being cancer free. Good Luck! marckrieg@aol.com
 
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    by (#65) on 11/24/00 @11:57PM
coach,if you read this, i wish you the best. be tough, and you'll come out of it.
 
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