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  • The Christopher P. Schultz Award winners are recongized annually by CYLA coaches for their love of life, love of lacrosse and leadership of teammates.
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    The Christopher P. Schultz Award winners are recongized annually by CYLA coaches for their love of life, love of lacrosse and leadership of teammates.

CYLA Wraps Season With Christopher P. Schultz Awards

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June 14, 2017

Chesapeake Youth Lacrosse Association players, parents, coaches and board members gathered at Loopers Field on June 5 to wrap up another successful season of CYLA lacrosse with an ice cream party and the presentation of the prestigious Christopher P. Schultz Awards.

The award is given in memory of Christopher Schultz, who died in a car accident in 1998 at the age of 12. Schultz was a CYLA lacrosse player and embodied the characteristics recognized by the award: a love of life, love of lacrosse and leadership toward teammates. Every season, one player from each CYLA team is presented with the award. In addition to personalized plaques, the junior-level recipients also receive scholarship money.

Christopher’s father, Paul, joined CYLA president Lois Warner in presenting the awards to this year’s recipients. From the seven CYLA girls teams, the 2017 Christopher P. Schultz Award-winners are Kieran Currier, Mariah Danzer, Nora Stankard, Kelsie Payne, Delaney Miller, Abrielle McCarthy and Alyssa Krueger. As juniors players soon to enter high school, McCarthy and Krueger received a small scholarship fund.

The boys winners are Chase Fulton, Braddox Pisano, Gavin Lewis, Michael Stone, Charlie Armstrong, Dylan Lewis and Victor Listorti. Listorti was the junior-level scholarship recipient.

Warner thanked fellow CYLA board members Maria Jackson, Jon Pisano and Amanda Makarovich and volunteers Joe Lee and Bill Spies for helping to run another successful season of lacrosse and the assistant coaches of all the teams for helping to “motivate and develop these players, build character, teach teamwork, present them with challenges, and give them the tools they need to win and lose with humility.”

Warner likewise noted that six of CYLA’s teams made the playoffs, and the sticklettes and scoopers newcomers bode well for the future strength of the program.

She underscored the honor of the Christopher Schultz Award and congratulated this year’s recipients.

“The Christopher Paul Schultz Memorial Awards are the highlight of every season,” she said. “Your coaches and teammates saw the best in you as players, team leaders and kids who demonstrated a true love of lacrosse. Christopher would be proud and excited for you all.”


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