Patrick Hart of West Tisbury, a senior close defender on the men’s lacrosse team at the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, has been selected as one of 60 Division I and Division II U.S. collegiate lacrosse players to play in the 73rd U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association LaxWorld North-South game.
The game will be played on Monday, May 26, at 10 am at the M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland.
Mr. Hart was also selected as a second-team Patriot League all-star in 2014 while playing for the Army lacrosse team, the nation’s top-ranked collegiate defense in 2014.
Patrick is a 2010 graduate of Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School, where he was a two-time all-league selection and was named to the all-Maritime League first team in 2009 and 2010. Mr. Hart was an MVRHS lacrosse team captain as a junior and senior and played club lacrosse for the Top Gun Fighting Clams squad, ranked as high as fourth in the nation in 2009.
Following graduation ceremonies on May 28, Mr. Hart, an engineering major, will report to Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri for battalion officer leadership training for about six months before reporting to his first duty assignment at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Patrick is the son of Katie and Carlin Hart of West Tisbury. He has two sisters. Jenny is finishing her freshman year at Virginia Tech and Kailyn attends the Oak Bluffs School. The family is looking forward to graduation ceremonies at Michie Stadium at which President Obama will offer the commencement address, Carlin Hart said this week.
Mr. Hart is the assistant principal at the Oak Bluffs school. “We haven’t been able to get to a lot of Pat’s games, but between televised and streamed video of Army’s games, we’ve been able to follow Pat and Army lacrosse this season,” he said.