BARRIE MINOR LACROSSE ASSOCIATION
The Barrie Minor Lacrosse Association has come roaring back from two seasons lost to the pandemic, with its minor athletes claiming seven spots in the prestigious Team Ontario program — the most ever for Barrie Lacrosse.
Two boys and four girls from the Bombers will play for Team Ontario in a series of national and international tournaments later this year.
“We have worked hard to provide development paths for our athletes over the past nine years. To have seven players recognized as being amongst the very best lacrosse players in Ontario is a testament to the incredible efforts of those young men and women, as well as the coaches who have guided them along the way,” noted Luke Ringler, BMLA’s vice-president of rep lacrosse.
Sebastian Danelon was selected to the U13 Boys Box Team. He will play for Team Ontario in the E.G. Dopp Trophy National Minor Box Lacrosse Championship in Langley, B.C., from Aug. 15-20, 2022.
Carter Reynolds was selected to the U15 Boys Field Team and will play for Team Ontario in the Alumni Cup U15 Field National Championship from Sept. 2-4 in Fredericton, N.B.
Ryley Black, Willow Davidson, Morgan Lowe, and Jorja Whalen were selected to the U15 Girls Box Team and will play for Team Ontario in the Rose Engemann Trophy National Minor Box Lacrosse Championship in Langley, B.C., from Aug. 15-20, 2022. Black, who plays field lacrosse for the Orillia Lady Kings, was also named to the U15 Girls Field Team and will compete for Team Ontario in the three international tournaments later this year.
Black, Davidson, Lowe, and Whalen are the first BMLA female players in the organization’s nine-year history to be selected for Team Ontario in box lacrosse. The Bombers have more players on the U15 Girls team than any other minor association in the province, a remarkable accomplishment for the girls' box lacrosse program in Barrie, which started in 2018.
“The growth and success of our girls’ program over just three full seasons has been amazing. To be sending four girls to the national championships really speaks to the amazing female athletes in Simcoe County and the growing interest in girls box lacrosse,” added BMLA president Andrew Prestwich.
Barrie Minor Lacrosse Association is a non-profit association, fully sanctioned under the Ontario Lacrosse Association (OLA). Its mission is to promote, develop and govern minor lacrosse with an emphasis on sportsmanship and fair play at all times.