Old Boys make first cut for National U19 Lacrosse Team
Two Andreans are a step closer to representing Canada at the 2020 Men’s Lacrosse U19 World Championship in Ireland this summer.
On Friday, Jan. 3, the Canadian Lacrosse Association announced that Caleb Creasor ’18 and Jason Knox ’18 made the first cut of players vying for a spot on Team Canada’s 23-man roster.
Last fall, Knox and Creasor applied to attend an evaluation camp for the U19 national team. After their applications were accepted, they joined 73 players from around the country at the first Team Canada tryout in Oshawa, Ontario. With the first round of cuts released on Friday, now only 32 players remain a part of the selection process.
Both players are currently part of NCAA DI Lacrosse programs in the U.S.
Jason Knox enjoyed an impressive freshman season playing lacrosse at Hobart College in New York last year. He broke Hobart’s Division 1 record for goals by a first-year, having amassed 36 goals and five assists. Knox won Rookie of the Week four times and, in just his second game with Hobart, scored nine times, breaking the Northeast Conference (NEC) single-game record for goals. He capped off last season by being selected to the 2019 NEC All-Rookie team.
This year, Caleb Creasor is looking forward to his freshman season playing NCAA DI Lacrosse at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, after spending last year at the Hill Academy in Vaughan.
Both players hope to continue their success at the second evaluation camp this spring for Team Canada’s final roster. The Lacrosse U19 World Championship takes place in Limerick, Ireland, July 9-18.