Team BC Announces 2017 Box Lacrosse Head Coaches


The BC Lacrosse Association (BCLA) is proud to announce the selection of five Box Lacrosse Head Coaches for the 2017 Team BC Box Lacrosse teams.

The 2017 Team BC Box Lacrosse Head Coaches are:

Midget Boys: Lance Andre (Maple Ridge)

Bantam Boys: Daren Fridge (Coquitlam)

Pee Wee Boys: Gerry Van Beek (Surrey)

Female Midget: Dan Stroup (Port Coquitlam)

Female Bantam: Paul Kuhn (Burnaby)

“The head coaches we have assembled have all been successful in the lacrosse arena and are no strangers to national tournaments,” noted Team BC Box Lacrosse Co-ordinator Darcy Rhodes. “All have gained valuable experiences with their home associations and as past Team BC coaches. We are positioned well to have all of our Team BC teams vie for national titles this summer.”

The 2017 Female Box Lacrosse (Midget & Bantam) Nationals will be held July 17-22, 2017 in Halifax,Nova Scotia; the Bantam Nationals will take place August 1-5, 2017 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; and the Midget & Pee Wee Nationals will take place August 2017 in Whitby, Ontario (dates TBD).

In 2016, Team BC Box Lacrosse teams brought home two silver medals (Female Midget and Female Bantam), two bronze medal (Midget Boys and Pee Wee Boys) and a fourth place finish by the Bantam Boys.

The Team BC Lacrosse Program is BC Lacrosse Association’s high performance lacrosse program for Box and Field Lacrosse youth athletes in BC. The Team BC Lacrosse Program consists of five (5) Box Lacrosse squads (Boys: Midget, Bantam, Pee Wee; and Female Midget & Female Bantam) and six (6)Field Lacrosse squads (Men’s Field: U18, U15 & U13 teams; and Women’s Field: Senior, Sophomore & Freshman teams). These teams are selected from hundreds of athletes across BC and compete at National Championships and recruiting tournaments. The Women’s Field Lacrosse teams compete at recruiting tournaments in Florida and California.

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