Andrew Speyer – US Lacrosse “Man of the Year”

Each year, US Lacrosse presents a “Man of the Year” award to honor those individuals whose dedication, commitment, and support of the game and its ideals extend beyond his specific program. This year, the Western New England Division I lacrosse coaches have chosen a member of the Choate community as its honoree. For the past 16 years, this individual has served as a lacrosse official, starting his career in Western Massachusetts before joining the Connecticut Lacrosse Officials Association in 2004. He has served as the Secretary of CLOA since 2011 and was invaluable when the association make the switch to assigning referees to games through a web site a few years ago. Though he has not officiated a Choate lacrosse game in recent memory, head varsity boys lacrosse coach Mike Velez states, “Our award-winner is one of the most widely respected officials in New England. He promotes sportsmanship, fair play, and respect for the game. If every coach fortunate enough to interact with our honoree on the field preached those three values to their players, the lacrosse world would be an incredible place.” Connecticut Lacrosse official John Hackett says, “Our honoree is well respected by his fellow officials in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts, and he inspires all of us with his courage and humility.” For his tireless and unselfish work, the Western New England region is pleased to present the “Man of the Year” Award to Andrew Speyer.

(transposed from flyer honoring Andrew Speyer at Choate Rosemary Hall 5/26/2015)

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