EHS Girls Soccer Plays in Support of Marks-Lake Foundation
When Ewing High School Girls Soccer took on Robbinsville on Tuesday, October 1st at 6:30PM it was for a very special cause.
The Blue Devils battled the Ravens in support of the Debbie Marks-Lake Foundation Scholarship and to raise colorectal cancer awareness.
The game was played in honor of the legacy of an individual who had a significant impact on both the Ewing and Robbinsville communities. Debbie Marks-Lake, EHS ’90, was a three-sport student-athlete excelling in soccer, basketball and softball. A member of the Ewing High School Athletic Hall of Fame, Marks-Lake earned numerous awards in high school, highlighted by her selection as a first team All-State player in soccer and The Trentonian "Player of the Year" for soccer.
After attending LaSalle University on a soccer scholarship and graduating magna cum laude, Marks-Lake eventually settled in Robbinsville with her family, where she became involved in youth soccer coaching. There were many players on both sides of the pitch at this special game that had close connections to Marks-Lake, who sadly passed away after a long battle with cancer in 2015.
Each spring, the Debbie Marks-Lake Foundation provides an award scholarship to standout senior student-athletes at both Ewing High School and Robbinsville High School. Last year, EHS and Robbinsville Softball standouts Devon Kueny and Shea Walsh, now playing and studying at Dickinson College and Marist College respectively, were honored by the foundation. Donations were accepted at this special event to support these scholarships and other charitable efforts of the Debbie Marks-Lake Foundation.
The feisty Blue Devils battled Robbinsville on the pitch in a tight game, but ultimately fell to the Ravens by a 3-0 score.
“We were honored and excited to have our girls soccer teams participate in this special event,” EHS Athletic Director Ernie Covington stated. “It was a nice night for a great cause.”
The Debbie Marks-Lake Foundation strives to keep her spirit alive by supporting people, projects and causes that embody her passions and ideals. Follow the Debbie Marks-Lake Foundation Facebook page, and donations can be made out to the Debbie Marks-Lake Foundation and mailed to: PO Box 7861, Ewing, NJ 08628.