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GYLA Board/Member Meeting - 9/29/21 @ 8 pm.
09/23/2021
    GYLA Board/Member Meeting - Wednesday - 9/29/21...
2021 Harvey Potter and Ethan Song Coaches Winners
06/06/2021
  As the 2021 spring lacrosse season comes to an end,...
2021 McHenry Girls All Stars
06/03/2021
  Please join Guilford Youth Lacrosse in congratulating...
2021 McHenry Shoreline All Star
06/02/2021
  Please join Guilford Youth Lacrosse in congratulating...
GYL Wall Ball Activity
03/18/2020
 
GYLA Board/Member Meeting - 9/29/21 @ 8 pm.

 

 

GYLA Board/Member Meeting - Wednesday - 9/29/21 @ 8 pm.

Guilford Community Center: Quonnipaug room.

Please do your best to attend this important meeting.


by posted 09/23/2021
2021 Harvey Potter and Ethan Song Coaches Winners

 

As the 2021 spring lacrosse season comes to an end, the Guilford Youth Lacrosse Association celebrates its athletes through two important award programs:

The first program provides for the Harvey L. Potter Memorial Scholarship Award.  Harvey Potter, a longtime Guilford resident, dedicated much of his life to coaching, refereeing, and promoting the sport of lacrosse.  He was an inspiration to thousands of young men and women, both on the athletic field and in the classroom. Harvey was a triple threat athlete at Williams College, excelling in football, wrestling, and lacrosse.  His lacrosse résumé includes head coaching (and teaching) positions at Williams College, Colgate University, and Skidmore College, as well as founding the lacrosse program at Suffield Academy here in Connecticut.

Each year, Guilford Youth Lacrosse presents the Harvey L. Potter Memorial Scholarship Award to one 7th grade player from both the girls and boys programs who best embodies the ideals of sportsmanship and teamwork, as well as a commitment to excellence both on and off the field.  Due to our lacrosse season having been cancelled last year, we will also select one 8th grade player from each program to receive the Potter Award this year.  The names of the recipients shall be inscribed on the Harvey Potter memorial plaque, which is displayed on the first floor of the Nathanael Greene Community Center, and each of this year’s four recipients will receive a replica plaque, together with a check for $500.00 to be applied toward the cost of off-season lacrosse training.

I am excited and honored to announce this year’s recipients.  Please join me in congratulating the 2021 Harvey Potter Award winners, named below:

CLASS OF 2025

  • Cambelle Jacobson
  • Jonah Labbadia-Colón

CLASS OF 2026

  • Ciara Davenport 
  • Brody Root

The second award program provides for the Ethan Song Coaches Award. This award honors the personal qualities that the late Ethan Song brought to all his lacrosse endeavors.  The award is given annually to a 7th Grade player, from both the girls and boys programs, who best demonstrates what a coach wants to see in a player. Due to our lacrosse season having been cancelled last year, we will also award two 8th grade players, one from each program this year.  The qualities that coaches use in their selection of the winners of this award include consideration of the players who always put their team above themselves, make others around them better, and have a fun-loving attitude, qualities that, all taken together, serve to honor the game of lacrosse.  Each recipient of the Ethan Song Coaches Award will receive a certificate, together with a check for $250.00 to be applied toward the cost of off-season lacrosse training. 

I am thrilled and honored to announce this year’s recipients.  Please join me in congratulating the 2021 Ethan Song Coaches Award winners, named below:

CLASS OF 2025

  • Nola Lai
  • Logan Shay

CLASS OF 2026

  • Adelyn Young
  • Aidan Connelly

 

Very truly yours,

Paul E. Farren, Jr.

President

Guilford Youth Lacrosse Association


by posted 06/06/2021
2021 McHenry Girls All Stars

 

Please join Guilford Youth Lacrosse in congratulating the following girls for being selected to represent Guilford in the 8th Annual McHenry Shoreline All-Star Game. 

 

SENIOR DIVISION:

Avery McMahon

Nola Lai

Cambelle Jacobson

Cassandra Ward

Evelyn Bertolini

 

JUNIOR DIVISION:

Sophia Alberti

Lilly Peck

Madeline Welch

Emilia Votto

Allison Michna

 

This annual event is to commemorate and bring together the shoreline lax community in honor of Bob McHenry, former Yale men’s coach and lifelong lacrosse enthusiast. This year’s towns include Branford, North Branford, Guilford, Madison, Clinton, Old Lyme and East Lyme.

 

Please join us Saturday, June 12th at 3pm (Juniors) and 6pm (Seniors) at Town Woods, Old Lyme. 

 

GO Guilford!


by posted 06/03/2021
2021 McHenry Shoreline All Star

 

Please join Guilford Youth Lacrosse in congratulating the following boys for being selected to represent Guilford in the 8th Annual McHenry Shoreline All-Star Game. 

 

SENIOR DIVISION:

John Coombe

Ryan Gribbon

Jonah Labbadia-Colón

Owen Stephens

Jake Marino

Blake Brysh

Michael Lawton

Parker Onacilla

Brody Root

Robbie Scott

Zisi Vasiliou

 

JUNIOR DIVISION:

Tyler Amasino

Tyler Chicarilli

Chase Hall

Hyde Jacobson

Colton Kight

Zach Milano

Kyle Onacilla

Kaden Smith

Shane Tandler

Ben White

 

This annual event is to commemorate and bring together the shoreline lax community in honor of Bob McHenry, former Yale men’s coach and lifelong lacrosse enthusiast. This year’s towns include Branford, North Branford, Guilford, Madison, Clinton, Old Lyme, Mystic/Groton, and East Lyme.

 

Please join us Saturday, June 12th at 3pm (Juniors) and 5pm (Seniors) at Guilford High School. 

 

GO GRIZZLIES!


by posted 06/02/2021
GYL Wall Ball Activity


by posted 03/18/2020
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