Oak Ridge senior Case Donahue signed his letter of intent to play lacrosse for NCAA Division II Dominican University in San Rafael April 13.
Donahue, the first player from Oak Ridge to earn a lacrosse scholarship, also received an academic scholarship from the university.
When the lacrosse club program began about six years ago, organizers Don Kirby and Jim Niemi hoped to create a program for lacrosse athletes to be recruited at the college level. A number of former Oak Ridge lacrosse players do play in college for their virtual varsity teams or club teams but not at the NCAA level. It’s only been a year since Oak Ridge entered into the CIF with lacrosse for boys and girls.
Donahue began playing lacrosse the summer before his freshman year and his first coach was Brad Speno, the current Trojan varsity coach. This is Donahue’s third year playing at the varsity level and he is one of the captains. He was named all conference in both soccer and lacrosse in 2010.