The Shelton boys' lacrosse team and Shelton head coach Steve Kennedy
recently received the 2011 Sportsmanship Award from the Connecticut Lacrosse Officials Association.John Matthews
, president of the Connecticut Lacrosse Officials Association, presented the award to Kennedy at the 51st annual CLOA banquet on June 15 in Southington.
The officials that officated all high school and prep school lacrosse games for the 2011 season make the selection for the coach/team sportsmanship award.
According to a press release, Matthews stated at the banquet the award for the Shelton team was almost a unanimous decision by the officials.
"We officials look at the teams and how they represent themselves during the course of a contest," Matthews said. Matthews also stated that the Connecticut Lacrosse Officials Association acknowledged that the Shelton boy's lacrosse team has improved not just in playing the game but by the respect that they showed their opponents.
Labels: boys' lacrosse, Dan Nowak, Shelton