Owen C. Dunne
Summit High School ’81
Rutgers University ’85
A graduate of Summit High School, Owen Dunne played for four years (1978-81) on the varsity squad and served as team captain in 1981. In 1981 he was instrumental in helping the squad capture the Coaches Tournament and the New Jersey State Championships. He earned all state honors as a junior, leading the squad in scoring that year. In 1981 he was a first team All-Section selection and a first team High School All-America selection, leading the state in scoring with 80 points (44 goals, 36 assists). Owen was also chosen to play as a member of the North team in the 1981 North/South All-Star game.
Owen went on to play as a member of the Rutgers University attack, earning three varsity letters before graduating in 1985. He also played, for three years, with the Central Jersey Lacrosse Club, and contributed as both a player and a coach for six years with the Montclair State College summer lacrosse league. In addition, he was a high school lacrosse referee in 1987 and 1988.
In addition to lacrosse, Owen was also a football standout at Summit, earning all-conference honors in 1980 and helping the squad to a state championship.
Currently a resident of Easton, Pa., Owen and his wife Gwynne are the parents of twins Madeline and Rachel. He is a sales representative with American and Efird, Inc. and was honored by the Star Ledger in 2000 as an honorable mention to the All-Century lacrosse team.
Princeton High School ’83
University of Vermont ’87
A four-year varsity member at Princeton High School, Scott Gabrielsen is a three-time All-State honoree, having been named second team as a sophomore and first team in both his junior and senior years. He was also a first team high school All-America selection in 1983.
Scott went on to play at the University of Vermont, serving as team captain in 1986 and 1987. He became the first UVM lacrosse player to receive All-America recognition in 1986, and was selected to play in the 1987 North-South Senior All-Star game.
After college Scott played professionally with the Philadelphia Wings of the National Lacrosse League for 10 seasons, from 1988-1998. During that time he also played for the Eagles’ Eye and MAB Paints Club Lacrosse team. With the Wings, he served as team captain from 1994-1998 and is regarded as one of the most highly decorated players in league history, helping the Wings to league championships in 1989, 1990, 1994, 1995, and 1998. He was the league’s first player to compete in 100 games. After retiring from playing in 1998 he moved to the broadcast booth, where he provides color commentary for Wings games on Comcast SportsNet.
Scott was inducted to the University of Vermont Hall of Fame in 1998, the Vermont Chapter of the U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2003, the Philadelphia Chapter of the U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2007, and the Princeton High School Hall of Fame in early 2008.
He is a senior vice president for Binswanger, a commercial realtor, where he specializes in the sale and lease of office properties. Scott resides in West Chester, Pa. with his wife Cathy and sons Jimmy and Cole.
Edward J. Lewis
Columbia High School ’80
Towson University ’84
Ed Lewis began his lacrosse career as a member of the Columbia High School defense. A second team All State honoree in 1979, he was named first team All State in 1980. He was also honored as a high school All America selection in 1980, and was instrumental in the team’s 1979 State and Coaches Tournament championships.
Ed went on to play for four years at Towson University. He was instrumental in the Tigers’ 1983 East Coast Conference title and their first top 10 NCAA Division I ranking. A four year starter, he served as captain of the squad in 1984. Following a successful career at Towson, he played with various club squads in Maryland and also competed with the Towson Alumni team in several tournaments.
In 1996, he enjoyed his first coaching stint with the Maryland Youth Lacrosse Association. Ed has served as a head coach for 12 years for the MYLA, guiding the 2000 squad to the Junior B Final Four and the 2002 squad to the Junior A Final Four. Ed helped guide his 2000-04 squads to a 36-12 record over the four seasons. In the spring of 2003, he was named an assistant coach at South Carroll High School in Maryland, helping guide the squad to an 11-4 record and the county championships as well as an appearance in the regional finals. Ed also coached indoor lacrosse and several club tournament teams at the youth and high school levels. Numerous players formerly under his tutelage are currently competing in all college divisions. I addition, he was a coach in the recreational football program, and served as an area director with the organization.
Currently residing in Mt. Airy, Md. with his wife Michelle and sons E.J., Michael, and Matthew, Edward is a recent honoree to the Columbia HS Hall of Fame. He is employed by Alban Tractor Co., Inc, a local Caterpillar dealership, as a prime product sales representative. His sons E.J. and Michael are playing lacrosse at Washington College and son Matthew will attend Washington College in the fall of 2009.
William E. Long
Sterling High School ’65
Ohio Wesleyan ’69
William E. Long is a 1965 graduate of Sterling High School. He attended Ohio Wesleyan University from 1965-69, earning All-Midwest Team honors in 1968 for his play as a midfielder.
Bill began his career as an official in 1978, and has served three terms on the executive board of the New Jersey Interscholastic Lacrosse Officials Association. He has taught the “Cadet Class” for new officials in central New Jersey since 1998.
In 1998, he received the first “Kraz Award” as Official of the Year, selected by New Jersey high school coaches. He was inducted to the Ohio Wesleyan Hall of Fame in 1976 and the Sterling High School Hall of Fame in 1988. Also a football coach, Bill was named to the Pennington School Hall of Fame in 1998 and the Hun School Hall of Fame in 2004.
Bill has been at The Hun School in Princeton, N.J. for 23 years, serving as dean of students; he was also Hun’s football coach from 1987-97. He previously served as Director of Athletics, head of football, and as basketball coach at The Pennington School from 1971-1986.
Bill and his wife of 35 years, Nancy, currently live on the Hun School campus where they raised their four children: Bill Jr., Alison, Marcy, and Mike.
Keith T. Van Ness
Montville High School ’90
Montclair State University ’94
A four year competitor with the Montville High School attack, Keith Van Ness received conference honorable mention honors as a sophomore and was named to the second team as a junior. As a senior, he was named the MHS team Most Valuable Player, leading the state in scoring and earning first team All Conference and first team All State honors as well as being named a high school All America. Keith played in the 1990 North-South All Star game. In 1990 he was also featured in Lacrosse Magazine with teammates Paul Hodulik and John Gallucci as the “Most Prolific Scoring Trio.”
He went on to play at Montclair State University, being named the Freshman Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 1991. He was chosen as a member of the second team Knickerbocker Conference all-star team in 1992 and earned first team honors in both 1993 and 1994. In addition to being named the MSU Most Valuable Player in 1994, Keith was chosen as the 1994 Knickerbocker Conference Player of the Year. He completed his career at the top of the list as the MSU career goals leader with 164, and the career scoring leader with 232 points (164 goals, 70 assists), and was chosen to play in the NCAA Division III National North-South game.
He enjoyed a brief stint as the head coach of the Short Hills 7th grade boys lacrosse team in the first year of the program. Keith currently resides in Park City, Ut. and is employed as an enterprise sales manager for a software company.
Moorestown High School ’74
University of Delaware ’78
Virginia Weber was a four-year member of the Moorestown High School lacrosse team, helping the squad capture district championships in 1972, 1973, and 1974. She went on to play at the University of Delaware, where the school had a club program during her first three years before beginning competition at the intercollegiate level in 1978.
She began her coaching career as an assistant coach at the University of Maryland for two years while attending graduate school, earning her M.A. in 1980. Ginny began coaching the Moorestown High School freshman squad in 1984, guiding the young squad to a 73-2-3 record in five years. She also spent six years as a head coach for a club team in Moorestown, including several years coaching her own daughters.
In 1989, she took on the head coaching duties at Delran High School. In 14 years she mentored the team to a 111-81-9 record as well as the Mohawk Division title in 1996. She was named the National High School Coach of the Year by the National Federation Interscholastic Coaches Association in 1996 and served as the liaison from Moorestown to the New Jersey Girls Lacrosse League for numerous years. Ginny was also a member of the NJSIAA girls lacrosse committee.
Currently residing in Moorestown, N.J. with her husband James and three children Elizabeth, Virginia, and Sarah, Ginny works for USA Field Hockey as a regional administrative director.