Michelle Bowyer captained 11 consecutive B.C. Selects women’s field lacrosse championship teams between 1983 and 1992. She got her start in box lacrosse in Port Coquitlam in 1972 and went on to win league championships, B.C. provincial championships and Canadian national championships with Burnaby’s Kirby’s Klipettes between 1976 and 1981. Possibly the best field lacrosse midfielder Canada has ever produced, captain Bowyer and her Team Canada teammates won bronze at the World Championships in England in 1982.
cBowyer and Team Canada finished a strong fourth in 1986 and 1989 at the World Championships in Philadelphia and Perth, respectively.
In 2009, Bowyer was recognized by the International Federation of Women’s Lacrosse for her outstanding participation and achievement in World Cup competition as a player, assistant coach and head coach for the Canadian Women’s Field Lacrosse Team.