This was actually going to be my first post, but we had some earth shattering news break last week so my Old School post got dropped back a bit.
Since graduating from Wheeling Jesuit University in 2006, I have not lived in the same address for any longer than 5 months. This has prevented me from hoarding all of my beloved lacrosse possessions where I post up at and has forced me to keep these little treasures at my parents’.
I am currently living and playing in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. This past week I have been home in Ontario and have had the pleasure of taking a walk down “lacrosse-memory-lane”.
I know they are EXTREMELY simple kits, but we thought we had a millions bucks! The STX Catalyst had the best palm ever made and the Brine Supercrosse had the most flexible and protective thumb going!
I still know pro guys that use those arm pads!
Now its time for the good (old) stuff!
From Left to Right: 1. My very first pair of “lacrosse” gloves. Before that I was using hockey gloves! 2. That was the first helmet I used in Jr. lacrosse, the facemask is actually a softball back-catches mask, everyone on the team wore them + that was the facemask in the NLL at the time. 3. I’m pretty sure those are the first Warrior Mercury’s… I stand to be corrected.
From Left to Right: Brine Superlite II, my very first plastic stick. My VERY FIRST lacrosse stick, WOODIE!
Left: 1997 Bantam & 1999 Midget C Provincial Championship (I made this for a project in my Art and Woodshop classes in high school! Right: 2001 Founders Cup Canadian Jr. B National Championship & 2001 Ontario Championship
I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to post this pic. Best table-hockey game EVER!!! The building’esk thing on the left of the table is the electronic score board, complete with sound effects!