Chris Boushy is embracing his home country and developing lacrosse in South Africa. How does he plan to do that? By using his status as an NLL player to tell the lacrosse world his message.
Chris Boushy – Going Offsides
South African Lacrosse
The South African Lacrosse Association is much more than a pro player’s attempt at doing good and promoting the game abroad. To Chris, the SALA is a culmination of a lifelong passion for lacrosse and the fact that he was born in Johannesburg. His father even played for the South African national hockey team when Chris was growing up there.
From an uninformed American’s standpoint, one that is trying to learn the ins and outs of box lacrosse in Canada, Chris Boushy offered an explanation that’s both complex and simple at the same time. Chris’s own path was very traditional, playing Junior A lacrosse before being selected by an NLL franchise. What I always find interesting is that many NLL players who come up through the junior system and attend school continue to attend university even though they are professional athletes.
Even more interesting is that guys like Chris are professional indoor players who sometimes play a season or two of field lacrosse for their college varsity clubs. This was the case for Chris who played another year at Queens University in the CUFLA while being an NLL player.
In this week’s episode, we talk to Chris Boushy about the following topics:
-South African lacrosse
-How Canadian field lacrosse works
-Is Tim Hortons any good?
-What is the CUFLA?
-Is poutine overrated?
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