November 23, 2012, Burnaby, BC – The British Columbia Lacrosse Association (BCLA) celebrated Team BC Lacrosse athletes who have committed to attend NCAA colleges and universities in 2013. The event marked the National Letter of Intent signing which confirmed their respective Colleges’ Admissions Office official acceptance.

Team BC Lacrosse is the youth high performance lacrosse program of the BC Lacrosse Association. Team BC is comprised of five (5) Box Lacrosse teams (Pee Wee, Bantam, Midget, Female Bantam and Female Midget teams) as well as four (4) Field Lacrosse teams (Men’s Under 16, Men’s Under 19 and two Women’s Under 19 teams) that represent BC and compete annually at Box and Field Lacrosse National Championships.

In 2012, Team BC U16 Men, Female Bantam and Midget Box teams brought home the Gold, with the Team BC Pee Wee, Bantam and Midget Box teams bringing home the Silver.

The Team BC Lacrosse athletes committed to NCAA schools in 2013 are:

Athlete Name, College Attending, Hometown

  • Savannah Phillips, Pfeiffer University D2, Delta
  • Gaby Jones, American International College D2, New Westminster
  • Mary McQueen, Long Island University D1, New Westminster
  • Danita Stroup, Long Island University D1, Port Coquitlam
  • Ashley Heisler, Canisius University D1, Chilliwack
  • Tyler Klarner, University of Massachusetts D1, Port Coquitlam
  • Aaron Madaisky, University of Massachusetts D1, Surrey
  • Reece Callies, High Point University D1, Langley
  • Ryan Sarazin, Marquette University D1, Vernon
  • Kyran Clarke, Marquette University D1, Port Coquitlam
  • Johnny Person, Bellarmine University D1, Langley
  • Stuart Smith, Bellarmine University D1, Victoria
  • Tanner Rennich, Robert Morris University D1, Cranbrook
  • Miguel DaSilva, Florida Southern University D2, Prince George
  • Brett Kujala, Bowdoin University D3, Maple Ridge
  • Tyler Pace, Denver University D1, Port Coquitlam

Since the inception of the Team BC program in 2004, numerous athletes have used Team BC as a major step in their lacrosse development. Many Team BC alumni who have played college lacrosse have moved through the sport system to play Box Lacrosse in the BC Junior A Lacrosse League, Western Lacrosse Association (Senior A) and the professional National Lacrosse League, as well as Field Lacrosse for Canadian National Teams.

“The Team BC program is producing some great male and female athletes, not just on the field, but off the field,” stated Team BC Field Lacrosse Coordinator Reynold Comeault. “We look forward to many more athletes attending NCAA lacrosse programs in the future.”

For any further information please visit our website at www.bclacrosse.com