Kerry and Dillon Sheedy: The first family of Humboldt lacrosse

Kerry Sheedy played defense for the Hogs back in the early ’80s on some of the earliest lacrosse teams at Humboldt State. More than 30 years later, his son Dillon is the starting Hogs goalie, making the Sheedy clan the first family to have two generations play lacrosse for HSU.

After a stand-out rookie season, Dillon lead all WCLL Div II goalies in saves per game (18.4) and ground balls (16) and earned All-WCLL Div II honorable mention. During the season, Dillon was named a team captain; heading into his second season, he’ll also be club president.

We caught up with Dillon at his parents’ home in Truckee on Father’s Day.

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Sammy Seidenberg: Hog heaven in Idaho

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It’s not often true Hog lacrosse fans can root for another team — but the University of Idaho is an exception. Vandals lacrosse head coach Sammy Seidenberg played goalie for Humboldt State University from 2006 to 2010 and graduated with a degree in film. HSU head coach Tony Silvaggio credits Seidenberg as being a catalyst for the program’s recent resurgence.

“He was one of the most important players that recruited me to coach them, and the team leader,” Silvaggio said. “He inspired me to take on the club and get us back in the league.”
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