an amazing journey // end of an era // beautiful moments

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Debbi DiMaggio

Mutual Admiration and Friends for a Lifetime. I am going to miss these two boys.

I held it together last night with just a few tears, but knew the dam was about to open. Scrolling through the incredible photos Raquel Sefton had taken throughout the entire lacrosse season and again last night. This photograph captures it all. (And the tears came.)
These two amazing friends, Chase Betta and Quinn Burnett, teammates, friends and demons on the field, not to mention extremely PASSIONATE and caring. Pictured here, you can see Quinn and Chase happy, nostalgic, and proud of one another – they both received the 2015 Leadership Award.

Once again, Piedmont prevailed as the DVAL League Champions, now for 4 years running. Chase and Quinn are 2 of the Fabulous Five who started out their high school career on the Piedmont High School Varsity Team. It’s been an amazing journey. And I could not be more proud of these two boys and their accomplishments as well as their ability to motivate and cultivate a strong bond within their #lacrosse family. Quinn also received MVP (he tripled the goal setting record at Piedmont High an incredible feat! and Chase received the Heart and Hustle award for setting the record for most ground balls. Somehow he always found a way to scoop it up whether by running through the pile of boys coming from behind or kicking the ball out of the way… he did whatever it took.) 

Coach Jerem Stothers created the Heart and Hustle award in honor of Adam Betta and I for our hard work over the last four years. Adam loved every minute of helping out wherever and whenever he was needed. It was a wonderful moment and a big surprise. I’ve already offered to continue helping out even when our boys are off to college.

I just can’t get enough! XOXO!

#proudmom #amazingkids #gratefullife A love all the boys, the entire team, their parents and the coaches. It was an amazing journey and privilege to be part of such a wonderful group.

Chase and Quinn receive the Leadership Award, 2015

Jerem introduces the Betta Award for Heart and Hustle in honor of Adam and I.

Chase Betta, first recipient of the Heart and Hustle Award.

2015 Team Captain’s – Chase Betta, Quinn Burnett and Nathan Kruger turn over Captain’s title to the next group of amazing boys! Drew Collins, Brandon Liu, Jackson  and Sammy Rosenbaum.

Captain’s Trophy… 🙂

Congratulations to Piedmont’s best team in Jerem’s 12 years at Piedmont! #PHSVarsityHighlandersMensLacrosse

Season ended with a 21 W 3 L.


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2 Responses

  1. I remember when I first met some of these guys. They where wild little kids in the back of your car. Such gentlemen now. Look out Colorado! Look out world!

  2. Thank you Q. They have turned into amazing gentlemen. Thank you so much for being there to capture so many wonderful moments!

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