The Oglethorpe men's lacrosse program received the James "Ace" Adams Award for Sportsmanship from the National Intercollegiate Lacrosse Official Association (NILOA) this month. Head Coach Zach Taylor was presented with the honor at the officials' clinic held at Oglethorpe on Jan. 14.
The James "Ace" Adams Award for Sportsmanship is voted on by the officials and is administered by the college officials through each region or district, and may be given to an institution serviced by the NILOA within the region or district. The recipient institution will be judged on behavior of coaches, players, fans, and facilities available to officials and administration of cooperation with officiating crews. The selection is made by the members of NILOA in the officiating district.
"It's an honor for us to receive this award – both the players and staff that were here last year should be very proud of this recognition," said Taylor. "As we continue to build the program in the years to come, my hope is that we can continue to match this high standard of sportsmanship set by our 2017 team."
The men's lacrosse season gets started on Feb. 17, when they welcome Tennessee Wesleyan to the Oglethorpe Track and Field at 4 p.m.