Building a Solid Foundation

Front row, The Remstein's surround their son Alex. Back row left to right: Dr. Jim Wright, Athletic Director; Coach Bob Howell, and Principal Kathie Acker.
Front row, The Remstein's surround their son Alex. Back row left to right: Dr. Jim Wright, Athletic Director; Coach Bob Howell, and Principal Kathie Acker.

When new head coach Richie Meade was hired to jump-start Furman University’s new men's lacrosse program, he began by recruiting some of the very best talent he could find. That search naturally brought him home to Long Island, and specifically to Walt Whitman.

Whitman varsity lacrosse head coach Bob Howell is pleased to announce that when Furman's men's lacrosse team begins their intercollegiate play in the spring of 2014, Whitman senior defenseman Alex Remstein will be a part of the solid foundation needed to compete in Division I play. “Coach Meade was head coach at Navy for many years and is committed to bringing in the best of the best,” said Coach Howell. “Alex Remstein has a terrific lacrosse IQ and is a tough kid, making him my best defensive player coming into the new season.”

Alex, who officially signed his NCAA letter of intent to attend Furman next fall, has been playing lacrosse for the past 6 years and is ready for his final season playing for the Whitman Wildcats. “We return our whole defense this season, and I’m excited at the fact that we are now the senior players, ready to lead our team,” said Alex.  

As far as his college choice is concerned, Alex said, “The Furman campus, in Greenville, South Carolina, is beautiful, and they are committed to building a great lacrosse program. Coach Meade is bringing in top recruits, many from here on the Island, and it just seemed a perfect fit for me.”