Lehigh Valley, Pa. (May 23, 2023) – On Sunday, May 21, Lehigh Valley Orthopedic Institute’s sports medicine team partnered with two collegiate lacrosse players to host a free boys’ and girls’ lacrosse clinic at the East Penn School District Stadium.
During the two-hour program, Lehigh University men’s lacrosse player Michael Sisselberger and Temple University women’s lacrosse player Taylor Moncman led young athletes in a variety of drills. Sisselberger and Moncman are both graduates of Southern Lehigh High School. Sisselberger is a current USA Lacrosse team member and holds the Patriot League record for groundballs. Moncman was the 2022 Temple women’s lacrosse team captain and is a two-year starter entering her junior season.
More than 100 boys and girls in fourth through eighth grades attended the clinic. The event was sponsored by Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN)’s Impact Athlete Program. The program connects local youth athletes with professional and collegiate athletes who serve as positive role models.
Joe Luther, orthopedic and sports medicine outreach liaison, Lehigh Valley Orthopedic Institute, says it’s an honor to host an event that encourages and supports young athletes.
“Lacrosse is a popular sport in our community, and this event was a great opportunity for young players to receive instruction from some of the best collegiate lacrosse players in the country,” Luther says. “Michael and Taylor also serve as excellent role models and great examples of the type of success that can be achieved with hard work and dedication.”
Other LVHN Impact Athletes include Jahan Dotson, who is a professional football wide receiver, and University of Florida track and field star and 2022 NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Champion (400 meters) Talitha Diggs.
Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) includes 13 hospital campuses, four in Allentown, two in Bethlehem, one in Easton, one in East Stroudsburg, one in Hazleton, two in Pottsville, one in Dickson City, and one in Lehighton, Pa.; 28 health centers; numerous primary and specialty care physician practices; 20 ExpressCARE locations including the area’s only Children’s ExpressCARE; pharmacy, imaging, home health, rehabilitation and lab services; and preferred provider services through Valley Preferred. Specialty care includes: trauma care for adults and children, burn care at the Regional Burn Center; kidney and pancreas transplants; perinatal/neonatal, cardiac, cancer, orthopedics, neurology, complex neurosurgery capabilities including national certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, and robotic surgery in 10 specialties. Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute, Lehigh Valley Heart and Vascular Institute, Lehigh Valley Institute for Surgical Excellence, Lehigh Valley Orthopedic Institute and Lehigh Valley Fleming Neuroscience Institute physicians provide the most advanced treatments. Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute is a member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance (MSK Cancer Alliance), an initiative that helps community providers improve the quality of cancer care and offers access to MSK clinical trials. Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital, the third largest children’s hospital in Pennsylvania, provides care in more than 30 specialties and general pediatrics. Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest is ranked as the region’s No. 1 hospital for nine straight years and has been recognized among Pennsylvania’s top 10 hospitals for nine consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report. Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Cedar Crest, LVH–17th Street and LVH–Muhlenberg are the region’s only Magnet® hospitals for nursing excellence. Additional information is available by visiting LVHN.org or following us on Facebook , Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.
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