High school lacrosse programs receive donation from CYLAX

High school lacrosse programs receive donation from CYLAX

Checking out the equipment that the Cumberland Youth Lacrosse Association donated to the Cumberland High boys’ and girls’ lacrosse teams are, from left, CHS boys’ lacrosse coach Scott Carpenter, team captain Andrew Fahy, CYLAX secretary Jackie Hooper, team captains Jack Andrews, Nick Dale, and Ryan Whalen, and CYLAX president Dan Stevenson.

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Youth Lacrosse Association (CYLAX) recently presented its annual donation to the Cumberland High School boys' and girls' lacrosse programs. Over the past four seasons, CYLAX has been able to donate equipment or software to help the two programs continue to be successful on the field.

This season, CYLAX president Dan Stevenson and secretary Jackie Hooper were part of the team that was able to exceed the wish list of boys’ head coach Scott Carpenter and leverage CYLAX’s connections in the lacrosse community by providing two portable creases, two Smart Sports Tek backstops, two shot blockers and four dozen practice balls. This donation is the largest in the four-year history.

“This year’s donation will help continue our aim of supporting our former players as they transition to play at Cumberland High School and beyond,” reported Hooper, whose son, Cole, is a junior who plays for the Clippers, and daughter, Jenna, is a current CYLAX player.

Continuing the theme of support for former players, Stevenson stated, “The CYLAX board is pleased to announce the creation of two new scholarships for former CYLAX players that are looking to pursue higher education.”

A $500 scholarship will be awarded to one former boys’ and girls’ player. Interested students can visit www.cumberlandlax.org for more information.

“I would like to thank the board of CYLAX for their donation and continued support of our student athletes," said Carpenter. "The scholarships that have been created will certainly be helpful to any student looking to continue their educational pursuits, no matter where they attend.”

The CHS boys' and girls' teams and CYLAX program will begin their seasons during the first week of April.