Men's Field



Roster and Staff


Lacrosse Canada is proud to announce that the following athletes are in contention to represent Canada at the 2018 FIL Men's Field Lacrosse World Championship in Netanya, Israel

Roster

#First NameLast NamePositionHometownUniversityNLLMLL
3 Brennan Donville Goalie Oakville, ON Cornell '16    
4 Graeme Hossack Defense Port Perry, ON Lindenwood '15 Rochester Atlanta
7 Ryland Rees Defense Port Coquitlam, BC Stony Brook '19    
8 Jason Weber Goalie Whitby, ON Detroit Mercy '17   Atlanta
11 Matt Gilray Defense Oshawa, ON Bucknell '18   Denver
12 Tre Leclaire Attack Surrey, BC Ohio State '20    
14 Wesley Berg Midfield Coquitlam, BC Denver '15 Calgary Denver
15 Ian MacKay Midfield Port Elgin, ON Vermont '18   Chesapeake
17 Brodie Merrill Defense Orangeville, ON Georgetown '05 Toronto Boston
18 Geoff Snider Face-Off Calgary, AB Denver '06   Boston
19 Ben McIntosh Midfield Coquitlam, BC Drexel '14 Saskatchewan  
21 Kevin Crowley Attack New Westminster, BC Stony Brook '11 New England Charlotte
22 Joshua Byrne Attack New Westminster, BC Hofstra ‘17 Buffalo Chesapeake
25 Jeremy Noble Midfield Orangeville, ON Denver '14 Colorado Atlanta
37 Dillon Ward Goalie Orangeville, ON Bellarmine '13 Colorado Denver
41 Mark Cockerton Attack Oshawa, ON Virginia '14 New England Boston
42 Mark Matthews Attack Oshawa, ON Denver '12 Saskatchewan Ohio
43 Latrell Harris Defense St. Catharines, ON Brock '21 Toronto Ohio
44 Tyson Bell Defense St. Catharines, ON OCC '15 Calgary  
45 Jason Noble Defense Orangeville, ON Cornell '13 Georgia Atlanta
51 Jeffrey Teat Attack Brampton, ON Cornell '20    
52 Zach Currier Midfield Peterborough, ON Princeton '17 Calgary Denver
71 Curtis Dickson Attack Port Coquitlam, BC Delaware '10 Calgary New York
81 Jake Withers Midfield Peterborough, ON Ohio State '17 Rochester  Charlotte

 

Coaching Staff

Randy Mearns

Head Coach
St. Catharines, ON
 
A native of St. Catharines, Ont., Mearns has been involved with the Canadian national team program for the past 30 years. He was a player on the silver medal winning teams at the inaugural FIL U19 World Championship in 1988 and at the FIL senior men's world championship in 1998. He made the jump to the coaching ranks a decade later, serving as an assistant coach with the Canadian senior men’s field team at the 2006 and 2010 world championships, winning gold and silver, respectfully. He was promoted to head coach for the 2014 world championship, where he led his team to gold. As a player, he was a consistent field lacrosse scorer for Canisius College (Buffalo, NY), but also excelled in the box game, winning one Minto Cup, five Mann Cups, playing nine year in the NLL with Rochester and Buffalo, capturing a league title with the Knighthawks in 1997. Mearns was hired in 2016 as the first ever head lacrosse coach at St. Bonaventure University (Allegany, NY), a new NCAA Division I program that will begin play in the 2018-19 academic, following an impressive 19 year run as head coach at his alma mater Canisius CollegeA natural born leader, he has received his fair share of accolades throughout his decorated career, which includes being inducted into the Canadian Lacrosse Association, Ontario Lacrosse Association, Rochester Knighthawks and Canisius College halls of fame. 

Matt Brown

Offensive Coordinator
Burnaby, BC
 
Brown currently serves as the associate head coach with the University of Denver Pioneers (Denver, CO), a team that captured the 2015 NCAA Division I Championship. He has gained tremendous experience coaching on the international stage with Canada, including stints as offensive coordinator during the 2012 and 2016 U19 men's world championships, as well as the 2014 men's world championship. He was also the assistant coach for Canada during the 2012 Duel in Denver. Prior to his coaching career, Brown was an offensively gifted player with the University of Denver Pioneers, and parlayed that into five seasons with the MLL’s Denver Outlaws, which included leading the league in scoring in 2006. He also had some success in the box game, winning three Minto Cups with his hometown Burnaby Lakers, earning MVP honours each time. Brown remains involved with the box game, having recently founded the Colorado Collegiate Box Lacrosse League, which helps develop university lacrosse players in the region by teaching them the indoor game.

Taylor Wray

Defensive Coordinator
Edmonton, AB
 
Wray has enjoyed a long and successful lacrosse career, both as a player and a coach. After a strong collegiate career at Duke University (Durham, NC), he kicked-off an eight year stint in the NLL. He split time with Calgary and Philadelphia, earning Rookie of the Year honours and capturing a league title in 2004 with the Roughnecks. On the international stage, Wray won multiple medals with Canada, including a silver with the 1999 U-19 men's field team, as well as gold with both the 2006 men's field and 2007 men's indoor teams. He began his coaching career in 2003 when he joined the coaching staff at Queens University of Charlotte (Charlotte, N.C.) as assistant coach. He then spent four seasons as assistant coach for Lehigh University (2008-11), before taking on his current role as head coach for Saint Joseph’s University (Philadelphia, PA) in 2011. In recent years, Wray has continued to represent Canada internationally. He was the defensive coordinator at the 2010 and 2014 men's world championships and also served as head coach for the 2012 and 2016 U19 men's field teams.

Merrick Thomson

Assistant Coach, Offense
Stoney Creek, ON
 
Thomson is entering his third year as the offensive coordinator with the University at Albany Great Danes (Albany, NY), a perennial NCAA Division I contender. As a player for Albany, Thomson was one of the best pure goal scorers of his time. His 188 career tallies puts him 7th on the NCAA Division I all-time goal scoring list, behind fellow Canadian greats Mike French, Gary Gait, Stan Cockerton, and Zack Greer. He went on to enjoy a successful, albeit brief, professional career in both box and field, highlighted by a 2009 Steinfeld Cup win as a member of the MLL’s Toronto Nationals. He would represented his country twice as a player, once in box lacrosse, at the 2007 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship, and once in field lacrosse, at the 2010 Men's Lacrosse World Championship. Two years ago, Thompson made his international coaching debut as offensive coordinator with U19 men's national team that won silver in Coquitlam, B.C.

Mark Miyashita

Assistant Coach, Defence
Richmond, BC
 

Miyashita will make his international coaching debut in 2018, joining the Canadian senior men’s national team as an assistant coach. He was named head coach of Canisius College (Buffalo, NY), his alma mater, earlier this summer, taking over the reins from his former collegiate coach and current national team bench boss, Randy Mearns. He takes on the role after four seasons as an assistant coach at Sacred Heart University (Fairfield, CT), where he was focused on the offense and recruiting. As a player, Miyashita was a star with the Golden Griffins, leading the team in points twice and scooping up an NCAA-leading 10.69 ground balls per game during his freshman year. The three-time captain is still the school’s all-time leader in ground balls and face-off percentage, and also sits atop the record books in several offensive categories. He went on to play five seasons in the NLL as a member of the Vancouver Ravens, Colorado Mammoth and Minnesota Swarm, while also suiting up with the WLA’s with the Maple Ridge Burrards for three seasons.

Jason Levesque

Assistant Coach, Box
St. Catharines, ON
 
Levesque will continue his involvement with the Canadian national team program, after acting as an assistant coach at the 2014 men's world championship and 2016 U19 men's world championship. The current varsity defensive coordinator at IMG Academy (Bradenton, FL) brings over 10 years of NCAA coaching experience to the team. Prior to being hired at IMG, he served as head coach at Adams State University (Alamosa, CO) and Alma College (Alma, MI), as well as defensive and recruiting coordinator at both Canisius College (Buffalo, NY), and Lees-McRae College (Banner Elk, NC). As a player, the St. Catharines, ON native was a midfielder for Canisius College, where he was coached by long-time Team Canada coach and player Randy Mearns. He also played box lacrosse for his hometown St. Catharines Athletics, at both the junior and senior levels, capturing a Minto Cup national title in 2001.
 

Support Staff


Steve Govett

General Manager
 
Dan Carey
Team Coordinator
 
Terry Rayner 
Equipment Manager
 
Jeff Polisito
Equipment Manager
 
Stephen Lobsinger
Therapist
 
Kaylin Fraser
Therapist
 
Kathryn O'Brien
Nutritionist
 

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