THE PAULA M. EVANS SCHOLARSHIP
Paula Evans founded Mass Elite in 1999 in order to give her daughters and aspiring lacrosse players an opportunity to play lacrosse competitively in the off-season. Paula passed away in July of 2012 after a courageous four year battle with cancer. Paula’s courage and strength were inspiring and her vision remains embedded in the philosophies of our program and the character of our players. Paula and Leslie created the Mass Elite Scholarship Fund in 2000. Each year, Mass Elite awards the Paula M. Evans Scholarship to members of the graduating class for their commitment and dedication to our program.
If you would like to make a donation to the Paula M. Evans Scholarship Fund, please contact Kathleen Hansen at Kath.Hansen@comcast.net. Donations can be mailed to Paula M. Evans Scholarship/Fund c/o Kathleen Hansen, 490 Chapman Street, Suite 102, Canton, MA 02021.
Paula Evans founded Mass Elite in 1999. She is a graduate of Scituate High School, Class of 1978, and the College of Boca Raton. She was the co-founder of Scituate Girls Youth Lacrosse, and established the Scituate High School Girl’s program in 1998 as the first coach in the school’s history. Paula fought a long and courageous battle with cancer with strength and grace. Paula is the loving wife of Kenneth Evans. Paula is survived by her 3 children; Ryan, Nicole and Colleen.
Paula’s Coaching Accomplishments
- Mass Elite and Achieve Lacrosse Founder, Co-Owner, Director, and Head Coach, Founder
- Head Coach of the Scituate High School Girl’s Varsity Lacrosse program since 1999
- Head Coach, Girl’s Bay State South Team, 2001
- Assistant Coach, Girl’s Bay State South Team 2000
- Founded and Directs the Instructional Lacrosse Clinics for girls in the South Shore
- Founder of Scituate Youth lacrosse. U14 Coach, 1999 and 2000
- Founder and Director of Achieve Lacrosse leagues at The Canton Sportsplex, Canton, Mass.
- Developed the Mass Summer Lacrosse Leagues
“Mass Elite is for committed, motivated, and remarkable players who play for THE LOVE OF THE GAME! Mass Elite extends an opportunity for all players who love lacrosse to play year round in very competitive environments, whether it be at a practice or a tournament. Mass Elite was founded to enable the players in the state to improve their game, learn, and to prepare themselves to play at the next level. My biggest motivation is now seeing the girls and boys who started Mass Elite in 1999 play at the college level and be competitive and successful. I am excited to have extended an opportunity to Mass players to develop and grow to be top players in the country. Mass Elite has remarkably talented players with astounding attitudes and a staff of coaches that are the finest in the state! Mass Elite is a pleasure to be involved with and I am excited for the future of Mass Elite and its evolution!”