This week’s Throwback Thursday player is #66 Jake Bergey
Born May 4th, 1974 in Covington, Kentucky.
Drafted 38th overall by the Philadelphia Wings in 1997.
1998-2002 Philadelphia Wings
2003 was out with a knee injury
2004-2006 Philadelphia Wings
2007 Drafted by Boston in the expansion draft, then traded back to Philadelphia for 2 late round picks
2007-2008 Philadelphia Wings
After the Boston Blazers sat out the 2008 season, there was another expansion draft, and again Bergey was picked by Boston. However, in 2009 he was traded back to Philadelphia for a conditional draft pick so that he could retire as a member of the Philadelphia Wings (the only NLL team he ever played for).
Won 2 Champions Cups,1998 and 2001, with the Philadelphia Wings.
Was an alternate captain from 2001 to 2007, and wore the “C” in 2004 for Philadelphia.
GP 133, G 256, A 301, Pts. 557, LB 577, PM 122
GP 9, G 13, A 17, Pts. 30, LB 39, PM 8.
Retired February 5th, 2009.
2001-2002 Rochester Rattlers
2003 Batimore Bayhawks
In 2003 he was limited to only one game due to a knee injury that also forced him to miss the entire 2003 NLL season.
GP 22, G 22, A 18, Pts. 40, LB 18, PM 15.
GP 1, G 2, A 0, Pts. 2, LB 4, PM 0.
Jake was a first team All-American in 1995, 96, & 97 with Salisbury University, helping the team win it’s second-ever NCAA Division III National title in 1995.
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 in 2010. Through the podcasts, Mr. Groob was given 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).
Gary 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.