Boca Raton, FL May 22, 2012 Carter Jara, a recently graduated senior from Pope John Paul II High School in Boca Raton, has been awarded the Bob Scott Award for US Lacrosse South Florida Chapter for the 2012 season. This award recognizes a player in each Area who goes above and beyond in service to his team, school, and community. This player exemplifies the fundamentals of the game of lacrosse, is always working hard to improve his game and is a leader amongst his teammates both on and off the field, and like Bob Scott, has a true passion and love for the game.
Jara, who played LSM for the Pope John Paul II Eagles, was also the co-MVP, Defensive Player of the Year, Lunch Pail Award and Light Family Talent Award at Pope. Carter was named to US Lacrosse 1st team “All District” and 1st team “All Region” this past season posting 82 ground balls, 9 goals and 7 assists. A US Lacrosse certified referee, Carter donates his time working with youth players at Delray Riptide and Florida Elite programs as well as US Lacrosse. He is an active member in his youth group at Boynton Beach Community Church, where he has worked for the needy on mission trips. “Carter is the type of student athlete every coach wishes to have,” said Andrew Bolger, Head Coach Pope John Paul HS and the 2009 Gerald J Carroll national coaches award recipient. “He is the first to show up to practice and the last to leave, helping the younger players along the way”, he stated. Carter will attend Piedmont College in Demerost, GA in the fall and is excited to be part of the Lion’s 2nd year NCAA Division III program under the direction of Head Coach Peter Manderano. Carter plans to study Business and Pre-Law.
Each of the 64 US Lacrosse Chapters has selected an award winner and the final US Lacrosse award winner will be announced at the Champion All-American Showcase in July at Walt Disney’s Wide World of Sports.
Bob Scott served as a head lacrosse coach for the Johns Hopkins Blue Jays men’s lacrosse team, serving from 1955 until 1974. He compiled a career record of 158 wins and 55 losses to go along with seven National Championships.
He won the F. Morris Touchstone Award in being named the USILA National Coach of the Year in 1965, 1968 and 1972.Scott was also an All-American midfielder on the 1952 Johns Hopkins and also played on the 1950 National Champion team.
In 1976, Scott wrote the first edition of Lacrosse: Technique and Tradition, considered the ultimate guide to of college lacrosse. He was inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1977. He served as athletic director for Hopkins from 1974 to 1995. Bob Scott won seven national championships as a coach at Hopkins, 1957, 1959, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, and 1974 (his final season). He coached at Hopkins longer than any other coach (20 years) and is still their all-time leader in career wins (158).
Bob Scott was inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1977.