Science Leadership Academy is a partnership high school between the School District of Philadelphia and The Franklin Institute. SLA is an inquiry-driven, project-based high school focused on 21st-century learning that opened its doors on September 7, 2006.
The SLA Boys Ultimate team kicked off their fall interscholastic season with a 15-9 win over Strath Haven at their home field of 31st and Chestnut. SLA was led by seniors Eli Block and Nate Little. Little caught four goals, threw two more and led the team with six defensive blocks. Block threw a team-high four scores and had two defensive blocks. The team showed some rust, giving up several easy turnovers, leading to quick Strath Haven scores, but every time the team needed a score, the Rockets rose to the occasion and took on the stingy Strath Haven defense.
SLA capped the game with a Nathan Little block followed by a winning throw by Little to senior Jamie Polson.
The Rockets continue their season with the Philly Invite tournament on Saturday where they will take on Strath Haven in a remath, Methacton and Lower Merion. Go Rockets!