2011 Sheckells Award Recipients

Nish Patel (Adult Referee): Nish is a veteran lacrosse official with 15 years of experience at the youth, high school, and post-collegiate club levels. Nish played goalie on his high school and on highly rated post-collegiate teams. Nish is widely admired by his peers and well respected by coaches, fans and players for his knowledge of the game and positive demeanor on the field.

Jesse and Justin Cole (Student Referees): Jesse and Justin participated in WALOA’s nationally acclaimed junior official certification and training program while they attended and played lacrosse for Oakton High School. Both are currently attending West Virginia University having received Opportunity Scholarships and are majoring in engineering.

* Jesse and Justin are the first brothers to share this award.