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Ferris School Lacrosse Team Hosts 2021 Season

Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families | Division of Youth Rehabilitative Services | Date Posted: Thursday, June 10, 2021



WILMINGTON – After a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ferris School lacrosse team finished their Spring season strong.

“It has been an incredible experience to see the youth not only in some cases learn a new sport, but also learn about themselves,” said Tanya Banks, Superintendent of Ferris School. “Lacrosse brings together teamwork, sportsmanship, leadership, and resilience. Wins are fantastic – but at the end of the day, the personal growth a youth may feel is the biggest victory of all.”

In this photo, Ferris School and Polytech players and coaches get ready for their game in May.
In this photo, Ferris School and Polytech players and coaches get ready for their game in May.

Ferris School, a Level V secure care juvenile rehabilitation facility, has coordinated a lacrosse team since 2017 when the innovative program was first brought to Ferris, making it one of the first juvenile facilities with a lacrosse team. This year, the Ferris Falcons team and coaches followed DIAA and Delaware Division of Public Health guidance as they finished with a 3-1-1 record. Games were played at Ferris School. Ferris School Coaches Emmanuel Carlis and Douglas Griffin as well as volunteer coaches, Coach Dwaine Taylor, AVP Learning Consultant with Bank of America and Coach Kay McDonough, a former University of Delaware lacrosse player who recently received her doctorate from the university, guided youth through the season.

“I am extremely proud of the Ferris School staff, coaches, and youth for another successful season, especially under such unprecedented circumstances. It took much planning, coordination, and passion from our staff to make this season a reality for youth. It’s been a difficult year, but efforts such as this provide much hope for the future,” said John Stevenson, Director of the Division of Youth Rehabilitative Services, which oversees Ferris School. “When youth leave our care, we want nothing more than for them to have lives full of joy and success. This sports team provides an avenue to build those skills for the future.”

Media Contact: Jen Rini, jen.rini@delaware.gov

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Ferris School Lacrosse Team Hosts 2021 Season

Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families | Division of Youth Rehabilitative Services | Date Posted: Thursday, June 10, 2021



WILMINGTON – After a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ferris School lacrosse team finished their Spring season strong.

“It has been an incredible experience to see the youth not only in some cases learn a new sport, but also learn about themselves,” said Tanya Banks, Superintendent of Ferris School. “Lacrosse brings together teamwork, sportsmanship, leadership, and resilience. Wins are fantastic – but at the end of the day, the personal growth a youth may feel is the biggest victory of all.”

In this photo, Ferris School and Polytech players and coaches get ready for their game in May.
In this photo, Ferris School and Polytech players and coaches get ready for their game in May.

Ferris School, a Level V secure care juvenile rehabilitation facility, has coordinated a lacrosse team since 2017 when the innovative program was first brought to Ferris, making it one of the first juvenile facilities with a lacrosse team. This year, the Ferris Falcons team and coaches followed DIAA and Delaware Division of Public Health guidance as they finished with a 3-1-1 record. Games were played at Ferris School. Ferris School Coaches Emmanuel Carlis and Douglas Griffin as well as volunteer coaches, Coach Dwaine Taylor, AVP Learning Consultant with Bank of America and Coach Kay McDonough, a former University of Delaware lacrosse player who recently received her doctorate from the university, guided youth through the season.

“I am extremely proud of the Ferris School staff, coaches, and youth for another successful season, especially under such unprecedented circumstances. It took much planning, coordination, and passion from our staff to make this season a reality for youth. It’s been a difficult year, but efforts such as this provide much hope for the future,” said John Stevenson, Director of the Division of Youth Rehabilitative Services, which oversees Ferris School. “When youth leave our care, we want nothing more than for them to have lives full of joy and success. This sports team provides an avenue to build those skills for the future.”

Media Contact: Jen Rini, jen.rini@delaware.gov

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