Canada men's national lacrosse team

The Canadian men's national lacrosse team participates in international competitions. The team is governed by the Canadian Lacrosse Association, which is a member of World Lacrosse, the international governing body for lacrosse. Traditionally Canada has been one of the leading nations in international play, placing among the top three at the World Lacrosse Championship every year since the tournament's inaugural year in 1967. Canada has a long-standing rivalry with the United States national lacrosse team as they both frequently find themselves facing off against each other.

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AssociationCanadian Lacrosse Association
Head coachRandy Mearns
World Championship
Appearances13 (first in 1967)
Best resultChampions (1978, 2006, 2014)

The team is primarily made up of professional players who compete in Major League Lacrosse. However, many players also play in the National Lacrosse League and are members of Canada national indoor lacrosse team.

Past Team Canada squads have included lacrosse greats such as Gary Gait, Paul Gait and Tom Marechek.

Competition achievementsEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

Canada had two representatives during the 1904 Summer Olympics which included a club team from Winnipeg, Manitoba and another team made up of players from the Mohawk nation.

Games Representative Finish Ref.
1904 St. Louis Winnipeg Shamrock Lacrosse Team   Gold [1]
1904 St. Louis Mohawk Indians   Bronze [1]
1908 London National team   Gold [1]

World ChampionshipsEdit

Year Location Result
1967 Toronto, Canada Bronze
1974 Melbourne, Australia Silver
1978 Stockport, England Gold
1982 Baltimore, United States Bronze
1986 Toronto, Canada Silver
1990 Perth, Australia Silver
1994 Manchester, England Bronze
1998 Baltimore, USA Silver
2002 Perth, Australia Silver
2006 London, Canada Gold
2010 Manchester, England Silver
2014 Commerce City, USA Gold
2018 Netanya, Israel Silver


2018 World Lacrosse ChampionshipEdit

Player Hometown College Graduation year MLL Team NLL Team
Tyson Bell St. Catharines, ON Onondaga Community College 2015 Atlanta Blaze Calgary Roughnecks
Wesley Berg Coquitlam, BC University of Denver 2015 Denver Outlaws Calgary Roughnecks
Joshua Byrne New Westminster, BC Hofstra University 2017 Buffalo Bandits
Mark Cockerton Oshawa, ON University of Virginia 2014 Ohio Machine New England Black Wolves
Kevin Crowley New Westminster, BC Stony Brook University 2011 Charlotte Hounds New England Black Wolves
Zach Currier Peterborough, ON Princeton University 2017 Denver Outlaws Calgary Roughnecks
Curtis Dickson Port Coquitlam, BC University of Delaware 2010 New York Lizards Calgary Roughnecks
Brennan Donville Oakville, ON Cornell University 2016
Matt Gilray Oshawa, ON Bucknell University 2018
Latrell Harris St. Catharines, ON Brock University 2021 Toronto Rock
Graeme Hossack Port Perry, ON Lindenwood University 2015 Atlanta Blaze Rochester Knighthawks
Tre Leclaire Surrey, BC Ohio State University 2020
Ian MacKay Port Elgin, ON University of Vermont 2018
Mark Matthews Oshawa, ON University of Denver 2012 Atlanta Blaze Saskatchewan Rush
Ben McIntosh Coquitlam, BC Drexel University 2014 Saskatchewan Rush
Brodie Merrill Orangeville, ON Georgetown University 2005 Boston Cannons Toronto Rock
Jason Noble Orangeville, ON Cornell University 2013 Chesapeake Bayhawks Georgia Swarm
Jeremy Noble Orangeville, ON University of Denver 2014 Atlanta Blaze Colorado Mammoth
Ryland Rees Port Coquitlam, BC Stony Brook University 2019
Geoff Snider Calgary, AB University of Denver 2006
Jeff Teat Brampton, ON Cornell University 2020
Dillon Ward Orangeville, ON Bellarmine University 2013 Denver Outlaws Colorado Mammoth
Jake Withers Peterborough, ON Ohio State University 2017 Atlanta Blaze Rochester Knighthawks


2014 World Lacrosse ChampionshipEdit

Starting attack in first game versus US (7/10/14)Edit

Name Previous nat'l team College MLL* NLL** Note
Wesley Berg Denver '15 NA NA In college, on the 2012 Under 19 Canada team[4]
Curtis Dickson Delaware '10 Denver Outlaws Calgary Roughnecks Started in 10 of 15 games in his freshman year at Delaware in 2007 when team lost in final four to Hopkins,[5] 2011 NLL Rookie of the Year[6][7]
Mark Matthews Denver '11 Rochester Rattlers Edmonton Rush

* MLL = Major League Lacrosse, outdoor/field lacrosse, season from April to August, roster as of July 2014
**NLL = National Lacrosse League, indoor lacrosse, season from December to April, roster as of July 2014

Starting defense in first game versus US (7/10/14)Edit

Name Previous nat'l team College MLL NLL Note
Brodie Merrill 2006, 2010[8] Georgetown '05 Boston Cannons Philadelphia Wings MLL Defenseman of the Year for six straight seasons (2006–11),[9] head coach of The Hill Academy Men's Lacrosse team,[10] 1st team All-American in 2004 and 2005, head coach of the 2012 Canada U19 Men's team[11]
Dillon Roy Denver '10 Denver Outlaws
Kyle Rubisch Dowling '10 Edmonton Rush 1st team DII All-American in 2010

Remaining rosterEdit

Name Previous nat'l team College MLL NLL Note
Dan Coates, D Canisius '11 Colorado Mammoth
Kevin Crowley, M Stony Brook '11 Florida Launch Philadelphia Wings First overall pick in both MLL and NLL drafts in 2011,[12] 1st team All-American in 2010 and 2011
Angus Dineley, G 2010 Canisius '06 Rochester Philadelphia Wings
Brendan Donville, G Cornell '16 NA NA On the 2012 Under 19 Canada team[4]
David Earl, M Notre Dame '11 Minnesota Swarm 1st team All-American in 2011
Cameron Flint, M/A Denver '13 Denver Outlaws Minnesota Swarm 1st team All-American in 2013
Jesse Gamble, A Cornell '11
Zack Greer, A 2010 Duke '08/Bryant '09 Denver Outlaws Edmonton Rush 1st team All-American in 2007 and 2008
Jordan Hall 2010 Delaware '07 Florida Launch Philadelphia Wings
Cameron Holding, M Grand Valley State (GSVU) '08, '09; Florida Southern '10, GSVU '11 Denver Outlaws Colorado Mammouth
Adam Jones, M Canisius '11 Colorado Mammouth
Jesse King, M Ohio State '15 NA NA On the 2012 Under 19 Canada team,[4] named to U-19 All-World Team after 2012 tournament[13]
Jordan MacIntosh Rochester Institute of Technology '11 Rochester Rattlers Minnesota Swarm PG lacrosse head coach at The Hill Academy[14]
Jason Noble, D Cornell '13 Florida Launch Minnesota Swarm Went to The Hill Academy, 1st team All-American in 2013, twin brother of Jeremy, PG lacrosse assistant coach at The Hill Academy[14]
Jeremy Noble, M Denver '14 Denver Outlaws NA (in college) Went to The Hill Academy, twin brother of Jason
Geoff Snider, Faceoff 2010 Denver '06 Charlotte Hounds Calgary Roughnecks On the Canada national team in 2006 and 2010,[15] faceoff coach of the 2012 Canada U19 Men's team[11]
Matt Vinc, G 2010 Canisius '05 Rochester Knighthawks Lacrosse coach at Dennis Morris Catholic High School in St. Catharines, Canada
Dillon Ward, G Bellarmine '13 Colorado Mammouth Would win MVP of 2014 World Championships

2014 coachesEdit

Head coach Randy Mearns: head coach of Canisius College for 17 years
Assistant coach Matt Brown: offensive coordinator at the University of Denver.

2010 World Lacrosse ChampionshipEdit

Roster for the 2010 World Lacrosse Championship.

Pos. No. Player Team
G 1 Angus Dineley   New York Titans
G 30 Evan Kirk   Hobart College Statesmen
D 24 Brodie Merrill   Toronto Nationals
D 6 Curtis Manning   New Westminster Salmonbellies
D 2 Matt Vinc   Toronto Nationals
D 2 Phillip Sanderson   Toronto Nationals
D 5 Jon Sullivan   Toronto Nationals
M 7 Billy Dee Smith   Buffalo Bandits
M 10 Simon Lysyk   Toronto Nationals
M 25 Geoff Snider   Toronto Nationals
M 14 Jordan Hall   Toronto Nationals
M 11 Mac Allen   Rochester Knighthawks
M 9 Rhys Duch   Washington Stealth
M 23 Ryan McClelland   Colgate University
M 12 Shawn Williams   Toronto Nationals
M 18 Patrick Merrill   Toronto Nationals
A 11 Kevin Huntley   Washington Bayhawks
A 15 Mark Steenhuis   Toronto Nationals
A 18 Zack Greer   Long Island Lizards
A 11 Garrett Billings   Toronto Nationals
A 15 John Grant, Jr.   Toronto Nationals
A 15 Corey Small   Toronto Nationals


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