Houston Christian scholarship honors lacrosse coach
Houston Christian High School has launched a new scholarship in honor of
Andrew Webb, who served as an assistant coach in the school's lacrosse
program and died in 2010.
"He was a really outstanding leader, and kind of one of the founding
fathers, as it were, of Texas lacrosse, which is not a real huge sport in
the state right now, but is much bigger than it used to be," says Mark
Pillsbury, Houston Christian's Executive Director of Advancement.
Webb's accomplishments included playing on the Cornell University lacrosse
team, contributing articles to Texas Monthly, and graduating as
valedictorian from Episcopal High School of Bellaire.
"The hope is that the scholarship will really be something the lacrosse
community can support, although it's not for a lax player," Pillsbury says.
"It's for a young man who has a lot of talent in many areas, and to allow
that kid, who might not be able to afford a private school, a chance to go
to Houston Christian."
According to the website for 7's For 7, a lacrosse tournament held in
January in Webb's honor, Webb suffered from depression and took his
own life in April 2010. The tournament honored his memory by
raising money for the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Greater
Houston Christian provided the following information for those wishing to
donate to the scholarship fund: