Brayden Edgar Maniax Lacrosse Memorial Scholarship

Maniax Lacrosse will be awarding a $250.00 scholarship in remembrance of #7 Brayden Edgar.

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Brayden Edgar was a genuine awesome kid.  He was that player that every coach wanted on their team.  He was the ultimate teammate and an awesome friend to so many.  On August 24th 2016 Brayden was tragically killed in a ‘joy-ride’ car accident just two days after he tried out and made our freshman fall travel team.  Brayden was days shy of starting his freshman year at Emerald Ridge High School in Puyallup.

The #7 Maniax jersey has been retired, to honor and remember Brayden Edgar.  Each player wears the #7 on their front, right collar of their Maniax jersey. 

The reason for Brayden’s death is difficult to process.  His mom, Jaime, wrote a pledge titled “I Choose. . . “ to be read at Brayden’s memorial service and to share as a powerful message for kids to live by choice not excuses.  Maniax Lacrosse/Total Sports has created a scholarship that will be awarded to a high school senior lacrosse player (boy or girl) who lives by choice. 

“I choose…
to live by choice, not by chance; to make changes, not excuses; to be motivated, not manipulated; to be useful, not used; to excel, not to compete. I choose self-esteem, not self-pity. I choose to listen to my inner voice, not the random opinion of others.”  --Jaime Edgar

Past Recipients 

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2020 Recipient
Collin Custer
Graduated from:  Bethel High School
Attending:  Trine University
Studying:  Electrical Engineering
Collin played lacrosse with Brayden since 2nd grade and was very honored to receive this scholarship in his friends name.  "I will keep continuing to live by choice not by excuse, look out for everyone that I care about and even others I may barely know." --Collin
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2019 Recipient
Justin Stoll
Graduated from:  Emerald Ridge High School
Attending:  Washington State University
Studying:  Business & Construction Management
Justin lives by choice by "I live by listening to my inner voice, my inner voice always seems to talk to me at the random but most important parts of my days."  Justin was not only a Maniax teammate of Brayden's but an Emerald Ridge High School teammate also.  
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2018 Recipient
Braydon Manning
Graduated from:  Rogers High School
Attending:  Montana State University
Studying:  Mechanical Engineering
"I am always in my heart inspired by Brayden and Cam Cozzi who have inspired me to be the best I can be and am reminded that life is simply to short.  With their memory I strive to be the best I can be.  My purpose in life has become to be the best person I can be and I try to make every decision with that in mind."--Braydon
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2017 Recipient
Douglas Webster
Graduated from:  White River High School
Attending:  Washington State University
Studying:  Software Engineering
Doug  was very honored and touched having received our first Brayden Edgar Memorial Scholarship.  Doug had to overcome a big loss at a young age and understands how to listen to that inner voice and apply the wisdom it holds.  
"I live my life by listening to my inner voice.  My inner voice tells me to keep pushing forward and to give my all."--Douglas