Last week a cool thing happened that you might not have heard much about. In the 8th round of the Major League Lacrosse draft former Worthington Kilbourne High School student Kevin Mack was drafted by the Ohio Machine.
Kevin is a Worthington kid through and through. Not only was he a member of the 2009 Wolves team that won the State Championship, but he is the son of Tim and Dawn Mack, both extraordinary Worthington Schools teachers. After graduating from Worthington Kilbourne Kevin continued his education and his lacrosse career at The Ohio State University. Now, he’ll have the opportunity to keep playing at the professional level here in Central Ohio with the Ohio Machine. Furthermore, he will be united with Ohio Machine assistant coach and Worthington Hills teacher, Bill Wolford.
A long, long, long time ago, back in high school, I was a Worthington Lacrosse player. When I was a young teacher in Worthington I assisted Bill Wolford as a lacrosse coach at Worthington Kilbourne. In 2009 when the Wolves beat Upper Arlington at Upper Arlington, to win the state championship, and when Patrick Riffee jumped into his dad’s (head coach at WKHS at the time and current Worthignway teacher, Mike Riffee) arms I had tears in my eyes.
I’ve never been to an Ohio Machine game but now, I, and anyone who loves Worthington Lacrosse, has another reason to support the team. One of our own, Kevin Mack, will have an opportunity to represent Worthington and continue to compete in front of family and friends.
Our students leave Worthington Schools and go off to do an incredible array of amazing things. This is just another example. Go Machine!