Rob Kelly Spirit Award (Boys' Lacrosse)
The family and friends of Rob Kelly ’87 established a fund in 2002 to recognize the efforts of gifted student athletes whose spirit of leadership both in the classroom and on the athletic field exemplify outstanding, unwavering effort to achieve team goals. Rob was an honor student and gifted writer, receiving the E. Angus Powell Award for American Enterprise in his junior year. He was a member of an outstanding class of students who admired each other, worked well together, and held the highest academic average to come through Collegiate at that time. He loved and excelled at football and lacrosse; the boys’ lacrosse team won the 1987 State Championship and was undefeated. Rob was an unrelenting voice in encouraging Collegiate’s spirit. The Rob Kelly Spirit Award recognizes those efforts.
Rob’s endowment is to support boys’ lacrosse at Collegiate by providing income for equipment, travel and clinics for players and coaches alike. An award will be given annually to a lacrosse player that exemplifies Rob’s sense of spirit.
Past recipients of this award are:
2003 (Inaugural Year) Ned Rider
2004 Hatton Taylor and Devon Kelley
2005 Hatton Taylor
2006 Andrew O'Shea, Mike Thompson, Michael Jarvis, Hunter Phillips
2007 Jeff Hartman
2008 James Taylor Christmas, Jr.
2009 Jacob Oliver
2010 Russell Harper & Alex Newsome
2011 Riley O'Shea
2012 Noboru Kobashigawa
2013 Stewart Mikell Roddey, Jr.
2014 Lee Strib Walker
2015 Nicholas Bradley Anders
2016 David Jeremy Maitland Innes
2018 Benjamin Thomas Tavenner