Georgia Chapter of US Lacrosse Hall of Fame - January 11
The Georgia Chapter of US Lacrosse is proud to announce our 2015 award winners:
Hall of Fame inductees are: Jim Buczek
Woman of the Year - Kathleen Oswald Man of the Year - Bruce Oswald Youth Boys Coach of the Year - Jim Arnold Youth Girls Coach of the Year - Andrea Braun Excellence in Growing the Game - Katie Durkee Excellence in Growing the Game - Bob Lombardo Outstanding Contributor - Mike Ryan Outstanding Umpire - Michael Hannah Outstanding Official - Landon Hunsucker Outstanding Service Award - Mary Jo Corsetti Presidents Award - Cannon Cooper
Congrats to Pope Jr. Greyhound 13U Blue team, Coached by Rick Durbrow and Todd Urowsky, after winning the AJ04 Lax 13U East Cobb Tournament!! This is the first time Pope has won this tournament. To do so, Pope went on to beat Sprayberry, Walton and Lassiter!!! Special congratulations to Will Deskey, Defensive MVP and Jake Urowsky, Offensive MVP. The 13U Blue team was undefeated this season!!
Honoring the Game goes to the "ROOTS" of positive play
R is for Rules
Rules allow us to keep the game fair. If we will by ignoring or
violating the rules, what is the value of our victory.
O is for Opponents
Without an opponent there would be no competition. Rather
than demeaning a strong opponent, we need to honor strong
opponents because they challenge us to do our best.
O is for Officials
Respecting officials, even when we disagree with their calls, may
be the toughest part of Honoring the Game. We must
remember that officials are not perfect (just like coaches,
athletes, and parents!)
T is for Teammates
It’s easy for young athletes to think solely about their own
performance, but we want athletes to realize that being a part of
a team requires thinking about and respecting one’s teammates.
This respect needs to carry beyond the field.
S is for Self
Athletes should be encouraged to live up to their own highest
personal standard of Honoring the Game, even when their
opponents are not. Athletes’ respect for themselves and their
own standards must come first.