Four players from the Golden Horseshoe have been named to the 24-man roster for the Canadian National Field Lacrosse Team. Team Canada will compete at the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championships, July 10-19, in Denver, Colorado.
St. Catharines natives Dan Coates and Matt Vinc, Oakville’s Brennan Donville, and Georgetown’s Cam Flint will join Team Canada head coach Randy Mearns (St. Catharines, Canisius University) in an effort to claim a third World Championship for Canada.
“When we started this journey in the summer of 2012, we were certain that our player pool would be the most extensive group of players with character, talent, lax IQ, experience and athleticism ever assembled for Canada lacrosse,” said Mearns.
“It indeed was the case. The reality is that determining our final roster was both very challenging and extremely difficult. We have so many players; and that’s a great thing for Canada lacrosse. As a staff, we adhered to our process: with constant player evaluation and analysis, staff debates and discussion. In the end, we have to make decisions, as tough as they may be, to move to the next stage of our process – the 2014 World Championships.”
Canadian National Field Lacrosse players Dan Coates, Brennan Donville, Cam Flint, and Matt Vinc (Photo: NLL, Patrick Shanahan/Cornell University)
Coates plays professionally for Colorado in the National Lacrosse League; Flint is a member of the NLL’s Minnesota Swarm; Vinc plays for the Rochester Nighthawks of the NLL; and Donville is a goalie for Cornell University.