Carter Page has been playing lacrosse almost as long as he’s been walking. It makes sense, for the Peterborough guy whose family was big into lacrosse, playing or working with the Lakers. He just finished his last season with the Jr. A Peterborough Lakers, the club team he’s played for his entire career.
The St. Joseph’s attackman plays “purely for the love of the game, and to make myself and my family proud.” But he also plays for the love of his hometown.
“Peterborough has been a well-recognized lacrosse community for 150 years,” Page said. “I’ve played in the minor system my whole life, all five years of eligibility for Jr A with Peterborough, and I’m proud to represent the city I’ve lived in my whole life.”
Quiet when you first meet him, he brings a level head and composure to high-intensity situations on the field. Always looking to be his best, Page is proud to represent Canada on the highest stage.
“It’s a dream come true to play alongside these guys who I’ve grown up competing against,” he said. “Being able to collectively represent our country on the largest stage in the sport, with the hopes to make history together and serve as role models to younger aspiring athletes is an incredible feeling.”
His first time travelling overseas for lacrosse, Page has leaned into the experience of making memories with this uniquely talented group. From exploring Dublin and Limerick, to getting to know new teammates on bus and plane journeys.
And he almost didn’t make it here.
“I was initially cut from the player pool pre-pandemic, but due to the delays of the tournament I worked hard, got a second chance, and cracked the roster.”
His dedication in the face of adversity has given him a unique perspective for future Team Canada hopefuls.
“Keep your stick in your hand as much as possible, be coachable, and spend as much time around the rink or field as you can.”
Page had two shots and two loose ball pick ups in the first game of the tournament, and looks to make an impact for the Canadian team as they pursue gold at the 2022 World Lacrosse Men’s U21 World Championship from August 10 - 20, 2022 at the University of Limerick in Limerick, Ireland.
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