Originally written on 412 Lax  |  Last updated 9/17/14

DENVER - JULY 16: Greg Downing #8 of the Young Guns battles past the defense of Stephen Berger #13 of the Old School during the 2009 Major League Lacrosse All Star Game at INVESCO Field at Mile High on July 16, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
412 LaxBerger Named Athlete of the Year and More Steve Berger was named athlete of the year by a North Carolina athletic association no one has ever heard of previously to this post. And, more. CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Carolina Touchback Club today honored Charlotte Hounds Midfielder Stephen Berger as their 2012 Pro Athlete of the Year. Touchback Club President Alex Schanderwald said, “Stephen is ushering in a new era of lacrosse in the Carolinas. It was hard to overlook his flair and skill.” Other nominees included the Panthers’ Cam Newton, the Bobcats’ Corey Maggette and the Hurricanes’ Jussi Jokinen. Local and national fan reaction was a mixture of excitement and bewilderment saying they aren’t really sure who Stephen Berger is but look forward to witnessing his freakish athletic talents in person next summer. “I have heard his raw athletic ability is only exceeded by his dashing good looks” said Vera Carson of Matthews. Former professional tennis player and 1978 TCTC Athlete of the...
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