St. John's Boys' Varsity Lacrosse is the 2013 recipient of the SWLOA and Texas High School Lacrosse League's Bob Patterson Sportsmanship award.
The Mavericks finished 3rd in SPC and made it to the State Super Regional finals, falling to the Highland Park Scots 12-6. The Mavericks were impressive in every category on the stat sheet except the final score. St. John's won 17 out of 20 face offs. They picked up 31 gb's and registered 43 shots against the North number one seeded Scots. Highland Park's goalie had 26 saves to thwart the Mavericks time and again, but St. John’s never gave their heart away.
The annual award named in honor of Bob Patterson, former President and Chief Referee of the Southwest Lacrosse Officials Association (SWLOA), is awarded to a men’s high school program for their sportsmanship, quality of play, respect for the game’s character, and the honor they bring to the sport. For the 2013 Lacrosse season, the officials around the state have chosen St. John’s High School, from the South District as this year's recipient.
“I'm pleased to announce that this year's winner is St. John's School,” said Don Carnes, Chief Referee of the Southwest Lacrosse Officials Association. “Coach Chambers and his team have a long history of competing fairly, honorably and well, and their recognition is long overdue. Congratulations to Coach Chambers, his staff, the players, and St. John's School.”
The trophy will be presented to Coach Chambers at the Texas High School Lacrosse League championships on May 5th in Plano, TX. This is the first time in the history of the program that St. John’s has won the award.