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Catawba lacrosse player on today’s Steve Harvey Show

Lacrosse player in the spotlight

Xavier Hare

Staff report

SALISBURY — Catawba College men’s lacrosse player Xavier Hare, who appeared in the ESPN documentary, “Crossroads,” that aired last Aug. 23, will be on television again today.

Hare, a junior from Cleveland, Ohio, will appear on this afternoon’s The Steve Harvey Show, which airs at 3 p.m. on WBTV (channel 3) in Charlotte.

Hare appears with two of his high school (Charlotte Secondary) lacrosse teammates and their coach and mentor, Bobby Selkin. Hare moved to Charlotte to attend Charlotte Secondary.

Hare is a biology major who hopes to pursue P.A. school or biological research after he graduates from Catawba.  He is a face-off midfielder on the lacrosse team.

Charlotte Secondary was featured on “Crossroads,” due to the progress of the lacrosse program that Selkin began at the school in 2014.

According a story in the Charlotte Observer, Selkin “still winces when he thinks of the first practice he led as head coach of Charlotte Secondary School’s lacrosse team — which initially included kids who had never even seen a lacrosse stick before.”

“When I put the kids out on the field, not one could catch a ball, not one could throw a ball,” Selkin told the Observer’s Theoden Janes. “I was like, ‘Oh, this is a mess. We’re the Bad News Bears.’ Like, we’re never gonna be able to play a game. … I didn’t know what was gonna become of it, ‘cause I just thought we were terrible.”

The team improved and grew together in the three seasons that were documented in the film, and several of the players earned college scholarships, including Hare.

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