West Virginia's University High and
Morgantown High competed in the Western
Pennsylvania Scholastic Lacrosse Association (WPSLA) as a combined team
called the Morgantown Cougars from 1995 to 1997.
They became "pure" teams and unfunded school varsities
approved by the Monongalia County School Board in time
for the 1998 season. Funding and support by the board and
their respective booster clubs have steadily increased through
The first coach of the Cougars was David Myerberg, a graduate of Princeton University. Other coaches included former WVU players Rich Rairigh, Rob Janonne, Steve DeLorenzo and WVU's Coach, Jeff Dreisbach. Myerberg put together and presented the proposal which was eventually approved by the School Board.
Notable Cougar players were Morgantown High's Zach Myerberg who led the attack as one of the WPSLA's leading scorers during his years with the team and Robbie Miranov and Nathan Price, both from University High. UHS also contributed two good goalies in Chris Harper and Billy Batten. MHS's Bahair Ghazi was one of the Cougars' leading middies, while Wes Tuel, also from MHS, lead a stubborn defense.
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