This week’s Throwback Thursday player is Scott Gabrielsen
Gabrielsen played for ten seasons for the Philadelphia Wings of the Major Indoor Lacrosse League (MILL). He was the ironman of the MILL. On March 21, 1998 Scott became the first player in the history of indoor lacrosse to play in 100 games. This included 96 consecutive games.
Scott was a member of five Wings championship teams (1989, 1990, 1994, 1995 and 1998). He finished his career scoring 65 goals and 65 assists. Known as one of the league’s top defenders, Scott is second in Wings’ history with 375 career ground balls. Scott was among the top faceoff men over his 10-year career. Gabrielsen played in the 1990 MILL all-star game, and was Wings captain from 1993 to 1998.
Inducted in the University of Vermont Athletic Hall of Fame in 1998.
Gary Groob has been involved with Lacrosse for the majority of his life, whether playing, coaching, or covering the sport for the media.
An avid fan, with a real drive about helping to “grow the game”, Gary became part of podcasts about the game 10 years ago. Through the podcasts, Mr. Groob had an opportunity to write about lacrosse, and the rest as they say, is history.
Through many miles (flying and driving) Gary has made inroads with the National Lacrosse League, Major Series Lacrosse League, the Ontario Lacrosse Association, as well as the Arena Lacrosse League, covering the leagues, their teams, and players, working for, and in concert with all of them.
In the year 2020, Mr. Groob was made the media person for the Arena Lacrosse League, voted onto the board of directors of the Brampton Excelsiors Lacrosse Club, as well as being made administrator of the Lacrosse page “Global Lacrosse” with a membership of 9000 members in over 90 Countries. Gary was also made an administrator of Lacrosse History Past Present and Future in 2022.
Mr. Groob co-hosts a weekly Lacrosse show on Spanglish Sports World, and ZingoTV channel 250, as well as writes a weekly lacrosse column for La Portada Canada News (both in print, and online).
Mr. Groob also hosts a Lacrosse talk show and podcast for The Edge of Philly Sports Network, seen live Sunday nights at 9pm (ET), and archived on the Edge of Philly YouTube page, as well as Spotify.
Mr. Groob’s other sports interests include Hockey, Football, Boxing, Wrestling, and Baseball, competing competitively in Boxing and Wrestling for many years.