My name is Jack, and I am a Gryphon

Jack Keller, Fall 2012 – present My name is Jack, and I am a Gryphon.  It took me a while to figure out that I was one, but I was glad when I did. Six months ago, I definitely wasn’t one.  It was mid-August when I drove to the field...

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Becky’s Tale

David “Becky” Stackhouse – player, 2003-2006, Social Chair (for life!) For those of you who know me, you are aware of my extreme shyness and how I painstakingly go out of my way to stay out of the spotlight.  That being said, let’s begin! Now...

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Going Out with a Bang

Mike Martino, 2005 – 2007 I joined the Gryphons in the fall of 2005. I saw a great film at the gay film festival about a gay soccer team in Germany and headed to the Westbury afterwards for a beer. I saw Jim Pitts who I haven’t seen in...

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Proud and Thankful

Christian Alicea, 2008 – 2012 I joined the Gryphons for the fall season in 2008 after seeing a flyer at one of the bars. I always had an interest in the sport of rugby but never had a team accessible to me so this was the perfect chance to...

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The Right Pitch

This article was originally written for the LGBT Center at Penn’s newsletter. It was published in Dec 2003, Vol 14, No 2. It is very of-its-time and reflects many of the founding principles of the team. In it Phil talks about what the team...

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Ten Years – How Did We Get Here?

Casey “Risha” Ryan, Gryphons 2003-2008 It was January 24, 2003, the night of the Blue Ball. Since the party attracted a lot of the usual bar clientele out of the gayborhood, I thought that it would be a good time to explore the change in the...

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