Newcastle Ontario native Liam Wynne (St. Stephen's 14') has committed to play for the Trent Men's Lacrosse team for the upcoming 2014 CUFLA season.
Liam is a goalie that has great stopping ability, as well as adding an offensive component as he is a great passer.
"I have been able to see Liam play over the past few years at the high school level with the St. Stephen's Royals (Bowmanville, ON)," said Head Coach Geoff McKinley. The program is amongst the top in the province and took home a "AA" Silver OFSAA Medal last year. He has been the starter for their program since early in his high school career.
"He is able to control a game in the defensive end and acts as a quarterback for his defenders, directing traffic and being a vocal leader. We are happy to be able to add him to the fold for next year which will see 27 players return."
Liam's high school coach Shane O'Brien spoke very highly of the senior. "He is a positive individual with a great sense of humour. He is passionate about the game and enjoys teaching defensive aspects."
Liam was excited to confirm his commitment to Trent for the upcoming season. " Being recruited by Trent was an amazing process. Coach McKinley invited my parents and I down for a campus tour, made us feel welcome and answered all of our questions. Right from the start I knew this was the right fit for me."
"Coach also invited me down to practice with the team where I met the other coaches and trained with the team. All of the guys welcomed me and I felt like I was part of the team right away. It was awesome practicing with the team and to experience lacrosse at a higher and faster level than the high school game."
"I am very excited to attend Trent in the fall of 2014 and contribute to the success of a great lacrosse program. I could see at practice that Trent has great coaching and that the team is dedicated, talented and hard working. After the way I was treated by the Trent Coaching Staff and players, it was an easy choice to commit!"
"Liam fits with the character we look for when recruiting athletes to our program. He is a dedicated student and teammate who will buy into our system. We are very excited to add him to an already deep talent pool for our 2014 season." - Coach McKinley
The Trent Men's Lacrosse Program continues to practice and work with Trent's strength and conditioning coach throughtout the winter. The 2014 schedule will be out in the spring after the CUFLA AGM in April.
Written by: Darren Flannigan