Culver Academies’ John Yeager, Ed.D., has been named one of the top 20 New England lacrosse players of all time by the New England Lacrosse Journal. He placed 18th on the list of men and women that includes Matt Striebel and Kelly Amonte Hiller.
November 20, 2013
John Yeager

John Yeager

Yeager played goalie at Boston State University (now University of Massachusetts-Boston). He was an All-New England selection as a goalie all four years, named to the All-Colonial League First Team four times, won the ECAC Division 2 and Division 3 championships, and was Boston State’s MVP his senior season. Yeager was elected to the UMass-Boston Hall of Fame.

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Playing for the USA Box Lacrosse Team from 1979-1980, he was named the MVP at the World Championships in Vancouver, B.C. He also played for the New England Blazers of the Major Indoor Lacrosse League (now the National Lacrosse League) in 1989 and 1990, taking his team to the championship game in 1990.

Yeager is the Director of Culver’s Center for Character Excellence. He joined the Culver Academies Wellness Education department in fall of 2000. Prior to coming to Culver, he was on faculty in the School of Education at Boston University and an associate scholar in BU’s Center for the Advancement of Ethics and Character.

As the head CMA lacrosse coach from 2001-2004, his teams won two Indiana state championships. He currently assists with the CMA and CGA programs.

He is the author/co-author of Smart Strengths: Building Character, Resilience and Relationships in Youth; Character and Coaching: Building Virtue in Athletic Programs; and Our Game: The Character and Culture of Lacrosse.

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