BALTIMORE — US Lacrosse has announced the four 2013 US Lacrosse Regional Bob Scott Award winners and the 2013 US Lacrosse National Bob Scott Award winner selected by the US Lacrosse Men’s Game Coaches Subcommittee.
Tim Rotanz (Shoreham-Wading River HS, N.Y.) has been named the East regional award winner, Sergio Perkovic (Birmingham Brother Rice, Mich.) has been selected as the North regional award winner, Kevin McKernan (Creekside HS, Fla.) has been chosen as the South regional award winner, and John Jessup (Marian HS, Ind.) has been honored with the West regional award as well as the 2013 US Lacrosse National Bob Scott Award.
The US Lacrosse Regional and National Bob Scott Award winners high school coaches select and recognize their Bob Scott Award winner, who than goes to the next level to be recognized as the Regional and then National Award winner. A US Lacrosse Bob Scott Award winner is a senior player recognized in his area who truly honors lacrosse, is invested in the development of the game in his community, is an exceptional player who continually strives to improve his game, and is an exemplary member of his team. He exemplifies the spirit of the game, on and off the field. The Regional and National Award winners were selected as the best representatives from their region.
"Bob Scott is an icon who stood behind all the values we aspire to in the lacrosse community,” said Chuck Ruebling, coaches subcommittee chair. “The recipient is the unsung hero who always puts his team and teammates before himself. I can think of no greater honor than to be the recipient of the Bob Scott Award. On behalf of the coaches subcommittee, I would like to congratulate all of our Bob Scott Award winners as well as our regional and national winners."
"I am incredibly honored to receive the 2013 National Bob Scott Award from US Lacrosse," said Jessup. "Many people contributed to my love of lacrosse; Coach Kevin Corrigan at Notre Dame, my brother, Kyle, who spent hours simply playing catch with me and practicing all aspects of the game, the lacrosse community in South Bend/Mishawaka and Notre Dame, and my coaches and teammates at both St. Joseph and Marian High Schools. Lacrosse has shown me that with determination, hard work and a supportive team, almost any goal can be achieved."
Jessup graduated from Marian (Ind.) High School as the captain of his high school varsity team and was one of the leading scorers on his team. Playing lacrosse with an amputated right leg from the knee and below, Jessup was asked to speak multiple times to local elementary school students as well as men’s church groups about challenges in life and how to handle them.
"It has been a privilege to get to know John," said Brian Welch, head boys’ lacrosse coach at Marian High School. "To launch an entirely new lacrosse program under the leadership of such a remarkable and inspiring young man has been a blessing. John absolutely embodies the best of what lacrosse has to offer any athlete. More importantly, he embodies the best of life: courage, compassion, hope and faith."
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To learn more about all boys’ high school post-season award winners, visit: uslacrosse.org/HSPlayer
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