Stories

Rookie Experience: Patrick Shoemay

In the world of sports, competitive athletes can work their entire lives to achieve greatness only to have that dream taken away from them in a split second. During his junior     year at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in 2019, Patrick Shoemay tore his ACL. His goal of becoming an NCAA champion now seemed

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NAHM – Brendan Bomberry And The Influence Of Lacrosse

Lacrosse has survived and thrived in many indigenous communities because it has been past down from generation to generation for centuries. It is more than a sport; it is a piece of cultural identity. Younger, increasingly influential lacrosse players can thank the men that learned the game before them for everything they now know. The

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Rookie Experience: Dean Fairall

The National Lacrosse League can be cutthroat. Making your way onto an active roster can be a grind. Sometimes you won’t succeed on your first, second, or even third try – it can be that difficult. Panther City Lacrosse Club’s Dean Fairall was one of those guys that had to fight tooth and nail year

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NAHM – Marshall Powless Is Ready To Become A Leader On The Rush and In Saskatchewan

There are meaningful ties between the Rush organization and Indigenous communities that have been blossoming over the last decade. Heading into this NLL season, Marshall Powless – the lone Indigenous player on the team – is now ready to bear the responsibility of being a beacon of hope and a guiding light to Indigenous youth.

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Rookie Experience: Ron John

It doesn’t matter where Ron John is playing lacrosse or which version of the game he’s playing (field or box); he loves it all the same. John has had a stick in his hands for as long as he can remember. At just three years old, he was having the time of his life playing

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NAHM – Kyle Jackson Embraces His Roots Through Teaching

When Kyle Jackson’s sister, Karlee, was attending Western University in London, England, she was enrolled in classes that taught her about Native American history. Her brother, Philadelphia Wings forward Kyle Jackson, was inspired by his sibling’s studies because the history she had learned about was their people’s history. Members of the Ojibwe people from the

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