Sheckells Award

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Excellence in Lacrosse Officiating Memorial Award



The Sheckells Award is presented annually to the Adult and Student members of WALOA who, through his laudable character, skill in officiating and dedication and commitment, has greatly contributed to the advancement of lacrosse in the Greater Washington, DC Metropolitan area and who truly personifies the spirt and love of the game of lacrosse exemplified by the late Tom Sheckells.

Award Recipients:

2017
  • Chris Adams
  • James Klein
2016
  • John Rupp
  • Matt Myers
2015
  • Corey MacRae
  • Alex Nelson
2014
  • Dann Bennett
  • James Stumpo
  • Jacob Tomasik
2013
  • Russ Gagarin
  • Peter Buchanan
  • J.D. Birks
2012
2011 2010
2009
  • Bob Manfuso
  • Brent Sikora
2008
2007 2006
  • Ken Winegrad
  • Greg Bentz
2005
  • Bill Harvey
2004
  • George Carbonell
2003
  • Jeff Bruso
  • Marcellus Davis
 

* Categories expanded in 2006 to include both adult and student officials. * Life-Time Achievement category added in 2012.


Biography: Tom Sheckells had a distinguished career as a player and official. He was a three-time All-American at Army, earning first-team honors in 1964 and 1965. For 30 years he served as commissioner of the Capital Area Lacrosse Officials Association (now known as WALOA), and through his work as president of the Potomac Chapter of US Lacrosse, helped develop the sport in the Washington area. He passed away in 2002.

Tom was elected to several Hall of Fames: