Mr. Tom Swift was a great person and best friend--very best friend. We attended Malvern Prep together and played lacrosse. Our career culminated in 1978 when we won the first Inter-Ac title for Malvern Prep, a huge accomplishment. Tom and I were co-captains; he was goalie and I was center middie; both All-State, All-City etc. Tom and I subsequently attended Franklin & Marshall College; we played lacrosse, studied, and shared a room. Our collegiate career culminated in 1982 ranked #6 in Division 3 - one of the highest ranks to date for the school.
Tragically, Tom died one week after graduation. He died from an aortic aneurysm; a genetic heart disorder. It was shocking that such a special friend could so suddenly pass.
In addition to being a great guy, Tom was hilarious, funny and a great buddy -- we enjoyed many nights together. He is missed!
Mark has started the Tom Swift Legacy Fund to help Woodinville Lacrosse give our community access to a very special sport that can be played for many years to come. Coach Howley has made a very generous donation to start this annual drive.
Please help support the Club and Coach Howley's commitment by donating directly to the fund. Checks can be made ut to and sent to:
The Woodinville Lacrosse Club
14241 NE Wood-Duvall Rd #314
Woodinville, WA 98072
Please make the Checks Payable to Woodinville Lacrosse and indicate the donation is in honor of Tom Swift. Credit Card Donations May be made here: Tom Swift Legacy Fund
About Coach Howley - Mark, his wife and family moved to Woodinville several years ago where he now owns and operates his company. As a father of 5 girls, he has spent quite a few years coaching girls soccer. As they have grown up, Coach Howley has been conscripted into coaching lacrosse where he as been coaching one of the middle school teams for the last few years. In the Pacific Northwest we are short on lacrosse IQ and Coach Howley has been a blessing to have aboard.
The Woodinville Lacrosse Club is a registered 501c3 non-profit. Donations made to the Club are tax deductible. For more information about the Club, please visit our Club Info page on this website.