2012 Sheckells Award Recipients


Adult Official Category

Marty Joyner

Marty Joyner


Marty has been associated with lacrosse for 33 years. He coached at Oakton, Robinson, Lee and Fairfax High Schools, and was an assistant coach at Marymount University. Marty was a past director of the Metro Area Box Lacrosse League, and is the founder/director of the Fairfax Fall Brawl Tournament. His ten years in stripes have been in support of youth, high school and college lacrosse contests. Because of his performance, knowledge and skill, Marty has been assigned signature Virginia regional and state high school playoff and championship games the last three years. Off the field, Marty served as the Commissioner of the Virginia Lacrosse Officials’ Association, and is currently the Commissioner for High School Lacrosse Officiating Operations of WALOA. His performance as high school commissioner has established a standard of excellence and respect between athletic directors, league commissioners, coaches and officials, all with the end state of enhancing the game of lacrosse in the Potomac region. His leadership and efforts in bringing a lacrosse officiating community together are to be applauded. As one of several key leaders, Marty brought forth a unified lacrosse officials’ association that mirrors the Potomac Chapter’s area of operations.


Student Official Category

Richie Klares

Richie Klares


Richie performed in an outstanding manner as an official over three seasons. He officiated 120 NVYLL games, routinely serving as the referee at the U13 and U11 levels. His infectious enthusiasm for playing lacrosse carried over to his administration of youth lacrosse games, garnering numerous comments from parents, fans, coaches and partners. As a player, he was selected to the VHSL Evergreen District first team the last three years, District Player of the Year last year, and first team all-region Northwest AA/AAA for the last three years. Richie scored over 200 goals in his high school lacrosse career, and was a captain for Kettle Run High School’s undefeated 2012 season. He was a camp counselor for Triple Edge Lacrosse. An outstanding student, Richie was a member of the National Honor Society at Kettle Run, and was awarded an international scholarship and lacrosse roster spot at McGill University in Montreal. At McGill, Richie is enrolled in a very competitive pre-med program, and is a starting attackman.