June 9, 2014 at 11:24 AM
CHATHAM, N.J. – The Cougar Lacrosse Club, which includes over 1,200 boys and girls from Chatham, held their annual Fishawack Lax Festival on June 1 at Cougar Field.
Featuring a multitude of games and events, the Fishawack Festival packed the Cougar’s home field for the day of fun.
Past Chatham High School greats were on hand for the annual alumni games, which featured some of the most elite high school and college players in the United States returning home to the program that sparked their interest as elementary school students.
Outside of grade-specific intra-squad games, the premiere events of the day were the Coaches vs. 8th Grade boys’ game and the fastest shot competition. TAP into Chatham would like to congratulate the following winners:
9th Geoff O’Malley 85 mph
8th Ryan Chase 79 mph
7th Jake Wingate 73 mph
6th Alex LaFerriere 67 mph
5th Jack Berger 66 mph
4th Cullen Decker 68 mph
Under 4th: Jack LaFerriere/Flynn Decker 55 mph
9th Kennedy Kraus 54 mph
6th Lizzie O’Neill 49 mph
5th Megan Joel 43 mph
4th Grace Torterella 57 mph
3rd Olivia Hargrove 49 mph
The Chatham Lacrosse Club also hosted their annual gently used equipment drive and exchange. Multiple pieces of equipment, ranging from helmets, arm pads, gloves and sticks will be put to good use by needy families in a city program.
Editor's Note: For more pictures of the event, go to the TAP into Chatham Facebook page.