Honoring volunteer leaders who help grow the game from coast-to-coast.
We know that the success of any local lacrosse organization lies with its volunteer leaders, and we want to recognize these selfless individuals who give back to the game. For that reason, USA Lacrosse created the Homer Schwartz Leadership Award in 2014 to honor a USA Lacrosse chapter leader who embodies the qualities of passion and dedication that Homer provided as a longtime chapter volunteer.
- Meet 2022 Homer Schwartz Award Winner: Christianne Malone
Who was Homer Schwartz?
Homer Schwartz served as president of the Potomac Chapter of USA Lacrosse for 14 years and passed away in 2012. Due in large measure to his enthusiastic leadership, selfless service, and contagious love for the game, Potomac’s membership grew from 1,200 to 10,000 during his tenure.
The Prior Winners
|Homer Schwartz Leadership Award|
|2022 • Christianne Malone, Detroit United Lacrosse|
|2021 ª Mike Nelson, Long Island Metropolitan Lacrosse Foundation|
|2020 • Dave Cerny, North Coast Ohio Chapter|
|2019 • Donna Rose, South Florida Chapter (posthumously awarded)|
|2018 • Scott Growney, Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter|
|2017 • Clark Bell, Michigan Chapter|
|2016 • Don Aiello, NorCal Chapter|
|2015 • Harry Jacobs, Long Island Metro Chapter|
|2014 • Tamara Boots, St. Louis Chapter (posthumously awarded)|
|2014 • Jim Old, Tidewater Chapter|