Ottawa, ON—The captains for the Canadian Men’s Box Lacrosse Team have been selected. Chris Corbeil will be Team Canada’s captain, with Kyle Rubisch and Dhane Smith as assistant captains. Steve Priolo and Mark Matthews will also have a role in the leadership group.
"All of these players are leaders with their respective club teams and understand the responsibility that goes along with being a captain. They hold themselves accountable and model the type of professionalism that we expect from our players,” said Glenn Clark, head coach of Team Canada.
"Chris has been a captain and leader wherever he's played. He's had success as a player and a captain and understands the importance of the role he will have with Team Canada. Chris will be an excellent liaison between players and staff and we are excited to have the opportunity to work with him in this capacity.”
Chris Corbeil plays in the National Lacrosse League (NLL) for the Saskatchewan Rush.
“I'm truly honoured to be selected as captain,” said Corbeil. “Our roster is full of players who exemplify tremendous leadership and character, and to be named captain of this group is a real privilege. It's a responsibility I don't take lightly, and I look forward to leading a team that Canada will be proud of.”
Dhane Smith plays in the NLL for the Buffalo Bandits and plays for the Six Nations Chiefs in the Major Series Lacrosse (MSL) league.
Kyle Rubisch is a Team Canada alumnus and player for the Saskatchewan Rush in the NLL and the Brooklin LC in the MSL. He played in the 2011 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship where he helped Canada win gold and was named to the tournament All-Star Team.
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