The San Diego Seals are proud to recognize an individual who has made a significant impact in the San Diego Lacrosse community during each home game. Do you know someone who deserves this award? Fill out the form below:
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On January 12, 2019, the Seals honored Dennis Yeatman, a man who has been playing, coaching and directing lacrosse programs for 50 years. He played and coached at the Naval Academy and is recognized as the founder of youth lacrosse in this area. In 1996 when his ship changed ports from Bathe, Maine to San Diego, he started the first youth lacrosse program in the city so that his kids would have a place to play.
Yeatman founded the Pacific Lacrosse Festival, one of the larges tournaments in the western US, with 175 teams and more than 3,000 players. He was inducted into the San Diego Chapter of the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2010, and was recognized with the Glassman-Brown Recreational Leadership Award as the area's youth sports volunteer of the year in 2014.
On January 18, 2019, the Seals honored Kylee White, a four-time member of Canadian World Cup teams and the founder of the San Diego State University women's lacrosse team, the first Division I NCAA Women's Lacrosse program in Southern California. In her eight years with the program, they've hosted countless camps and clinics in the community, as well as doing free youth clinics after games.
In 2018, SDSU won its first MPSF Conference Championship, while also boasting a 100% graduation rate.
On February 8, 2019, the Seals honored Keith Quigley, the founder of Puck-Kidz, a non-profit organization started in 2012 as a member of the US Lacrosse "Urban Lacrosse Alliance." Puck-Kidz offers lacrosse camps, clinics, before- and after-school programs, club teams and leagues for elementary through high school age players.
Quigley coaches numerous teams, including Olympian High School in Chula Vista, a program he started six years ago.