Dean Hill, former NLL player and Six Nations lacrosse coach, was pronounced dead on Sept. 5. He was 36.
Dean Hill was an Iroquois lacrosse player born in Scarborough, Ontario. He was selected No. 48 overall during the 2005 NLL Entry Draft. During his NLL career, Hill played in 98 games over his 11-year career. He recorded 135 goals and 124 assists for the five teams he played for from 2006 to 015.
Hill spent his first four seasons with the Minnesota Swarm, leading the team in goals (32) during his second season. Hill struggled with injuries during his fourth season in Minnesota and was traded to Rochester during the 2009 season.
During his playing career, Dean Hill was an active member in many Iroquois international events. He participated in the 2007 and 2011 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships, part of winning two silver medals for Team Iroquois.
After his NLL career, Hill transitioned over to coaching for the Six Nations Minor Lacrosse Association (SNMLA). His impact on the game was certainly felt by others as he was very much loved by those around him.
Now for the other lacrosse news from the week of Sept. 7-13, 2021.
Last Week In Lacrosse
Chris Hogan made his return to the NFL and caught a touchdown as the Saints took down the Packers, 38-3. Hogan spent the first half of the summer as a player in the PLL before announcing his return back to the NFL late in July.
Former Syracuse men’s lacrosse player Chase Scanlan was arrested on Sunday for driving while intoxicated. This is the second time that Scanlan has been arrested this year, as he was arrested and charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief back in May.
Class of 2023 recruit Jake Spallina committed to Syracuse, following the footsteps his older brother. Both brothers will play for the Orange, with Jake’s twin brother, Brett, yet to make his final commitment decision. There could potentially be three Spallina brothers at Syracuse.
The Calgary Roughnecks unveiled new uniforms, sporting a new colorway and a new teal-colored turf as well.
Many collegiate programs, such as Johns Hopkins and Ohio Northern, ran 110 flights of stairs in honor of the firefighters who were lost attempting to save the lives of others in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Duke lacrosse star Nakeie Montgomery rushed the ball three times for 28 yards for the Blue Devils’ football team over the weekend. Montgomery is taking his fifth year of eligibility to play football this fall before returning for one final lacrosse season.
Get Caught Up on LAS Content
Miss out on what we did last week? Here’s a recap of some of our top content from the last seven days.
MATT RAMBO PLAYER PROFILE: PLL PRIME MINISTER
Josh Russell took a look at the career of Matt Rambo and how he has impacted every program he has been a part of.
LACROSSE CONFERENCE REALIGNMENT IS HERE: WHY LAX CONFERENCES MATTER
With football conference realignment in the news, Ryan Conwell found it appropriate to explain why conference realignment is so crucial in collegiate lacrosse.
FIVE BEST MODERN LACROSSE GLOVES
Clarke University lacrosse player Tucker La Belle gave us his top-five gloves in recent history.
WHAT’S IT LIKE TO PLAY NAIA LACROSSE?
The NAIA is opening many doors for collegiate athletes and Tucker La Belle broke down what exactly like to play NAIA lacrosse.
2022 LACROSSE SURVEY – WIN FINAL FOUR TICKETS
Have you ever wanted to go to the NCAA Division I Final Four? Take our 2022 Lacrosse Survey and you may get your chance!
NOT IN LACROSSE, BUT JACK COAN FINALLY SUITS UP FOR NOTRE DAME
Quarterback Jack Coan played his first game wearing Notre Dame colors after potentially joining the lacrosse team out of high school.