Newsday reported tragic lacrosse-related news today: Jimmy Regan, a Duke lacrosse player (class of 2002) and U.S. Army Ranger, was killed by a roadside bomb in
Assistant Coach Kevin Cassese played with Regan for three years, and addressed the current team Friday: “What I said was that he was a guy who worked hard every day, who would do anything for his teammates, and would do anything to make the team better.” Cassesse spoke of Regan’s performance in the 2002 ACC Championship game, when Regan scored four goals.
Jack Moran, Regan’s high school lacrosse coach, said, “You couldn’t ask for a better person”—someone who passed up the opportunity to go to law school to serve his country, because “he felt there was a higher calling.” Regan served a tour of duty in Afghanistan before being stationed in Iraq.
Bill Basel, Regan’s high school football coach, remembered Regan as “one of those types of kids you’d like to have as your own son. A straight-arrow kid who was a terrific student and athlete.”