Culver's Kurihara Becomes Team's First U.S. Lacrosse Academic 'All-American'

Alex Kurihara, a recently-graduated midfielder for Culver City High School’s lacrosse team, has become its first player to be selected as a U.S. Lacrosse high school “Academic All-American.”

Kurihara, a top-scorer for the Centaurs’ squad, was able to maintain an A-plus grade average while also enduring a rigorous practice and game schedule during after-school hours.

“Alex is great, not just as an athlete but, more importantly, as a student,” said Culver High Lacrosse Coach Casey Chabola. “He’s an amazing young man.”

Kurihara, an Eagle Scout who graduated from Culver High last month, will enter Rhode Island’s prestigious Brown University in September. He plans to get his degree in computer science.


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