Six locals picked for elite lax program

The Burnaby Mountain Selects elite field lacrosse development program will have plenty of local representation this season

The Burnaby Mountain Selects elite field lacrosse development program will have plenty of local representation this season, as six local players were named to the program’s various touring squads.

Caleb Foley, Lyndon Knutilla, Mitchell McDole, Riley Glemnitz, Andrew Gresham, and Mateo Le Van will all be suiting up for the Selects this season.

The program is fielding eight travel teams this fall, ranging in age from U-11 to high school seniors.

In total, more than 150 student-athletes from across B.C. and Washington State will represent the Selects at top tournaments in California, Florida, Maryland, Nevada and North Carolina, as well as exhibition series in Oregon and Washington.

Each team with attend multiple events, while also receiving organized tours of NCAA college campuses and enjoying additional city sites and attractions.

Foley will be part of the boys’ U-11 team, while Knutilla will be playing for the boys’ senior squad. Gresham and Glemnitz will both be playing midfield for the junior squad, while McDole will be playing midfield for the sophomore team. Le Van will be playing on the attack for the U-13s.

The Selects were established in 2006 using the same template as a university lacrosse program, designed to prepare players for a collegiate field lacrosse career.

All seven boys’ elite teams are coached by Simon Fraser University men’s field lacrosse team coach Brent Hoskins, along with a host of other NCAA-experienced coaches.

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