Category: Class of 2022

Class of 2022 Builder – Rey Comeault acceptance speech

Rey Comeault’s efforts to help promote and grow the game are unparalleled.  Among his major contributions are: BC Regional Coach 2008-2010; Team BC Field Lacrosse Coordinator (2010-2020) – a role of overseeing all Men’s and Women’s Field Lacrosse teams.  With a vision of  build, grow and expand – under Rey’s leadership – BC Field Lacrosse has grown from 3 to 10 age-appropriate teams.

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Class of 2022 Player – Trish Nicholson acceptance

Trish Nicholson has been involved in various sports her entire life. Beginning in 1983, she joined the B.C. Selects Women’s Field Lacrosse Team – a team inducted into the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2014.  This team won eleven consecutive National championships. Trish also played for the Canadian National Women’s Field Lacrosse Team in 1986 and 1989.

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Class of 2022 Player – Troyhann Santos acceptance speech

Her distinguished lacrosse career has reached four decades.  As a 12-year-old, Troyhann competed with boys in box lacrosse in the Whitby Minor Lacrosse Association.  From there, she has excelled at the highest levels of field lacrosse. In 1993, Troyhann began playing for Team Canada.  Over the next twelve years she competed in 3 more World Cups (1997, 2001, 2005).

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Class of 2022 Player – Kaleb Toth acceptance speech

Born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Kaleb Toth played his minor lacrosse in Calgary.  Toth played two seasons of Junior “A” with the Burnaby Lakers of the BCLA winning a Minto Cup in 1998. Along with his WLA career, Kaleb played thirteen seasons in the NLL (two with the Toronto Rock and eleven with the Calgary Roughnecks) tallying 744 points in 194 games.  Toth played on the NLL Champions Cup team in 2000, 2004 and 2009.

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Class of 2022 Builder – Joanne Stanga acceptance speech

From Orillia, Ontario – Joanne Stanga has been instrumental in building women’s field lacrosse in Ontario, across Canada and internationally.  As a player, she competed for Canada and Ontario,  As a coach, Joanne has guided teams to provincial, national and international titles.  Her contributions to lacrosse also include serving in various administrative capacities. 

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Class of 2022 Official – Bill Fox acceptance speech

One of the finest officials in lacrosse, Bill Fox was also an accomplished box and field player. Refereeing for over four decades, included among Bill’s accomplishments are Induction into the National Lacrosse League Hall of Fame in 2021; Recipient of the Allen G. Rae Builder Award from Sports Officials Canada -recognition of an individual who has made a significant contribution to the development of sports officials and the advancement of the sports officiating profession (2010).

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Class of 2022 Player – Blane Harrison acceptance speech

Blane Harrison grew up in Whitby, Ontario.  Known for his stellar defensive abilities, which he complemented with offensive skills. Blane played four seasons of Junior “A” with Whitby (Minto Cup finalists in 1977 and 1978). Harrison’s skills were not limited to box lacrosse.  He attended Michigan State University and was an All-Midwest Midfielder in 1983.  He was also a member of the Canadian Field Lacrosse Team in 1982 (Bronze medal) and 1986 (Silver medal). In an era when players played both ways, Blane Harrison excelled on offence as a scoring threat and on defense with his superb skills.

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