While Dan is one of many on his college's team, this story from Boston Globe is still a compelling one because it helps to dispel the notion that cricket is an arcane immigrant-only sport.
Dan Drebing has the distinction of playing on the only college varsity cricket team in the country.
"My experience with cricket started when my cousin came back from a trip to India a few years ago," said Drebing, a sophomore at the liberal arts college outside Philadelphia. "He brought home a bat and a DVD of a match and gave me a cursory overview of the rules. I also found out then that Haverford, not far away from their house, had a team.
"When I was accepted to Haverford, a family member gave me a cricket bat, somewhat jokingly, but the gift put the idea in my head," added Drebing, who played lacrosse and volleyball in high school.
"Of all the aspects of cricket," Drebing said, "the culture and the teammates are the most appealing. There is a whole world of cricket that I was completely blind to before playing here.
Full article here: http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2008/10/19/in_cricket_he_knows_to_hit_it_where_they_aint/?page=1