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2018 BC's Best

Posted by Claremont Lacrosse at Jun 7, 2018 9:08PM PDT

As provided by Independent Sports News –

Nine years ago, Claremont coaches and former professional lacrosse players Darren Reisig and Chris McKay decided that it was time for B.C. to showcase the top lacrosse talent in the province. They created the B.C.’s Best NCAA Lacrosse Identification Camp. The inaugural year there were approximately twenty participants and a handful of coaches present. The camp has grown and become the top identification camp in Western Canada with one hundred and sixty athletes (grades nine-twelve) in attendance plus forty coaches representing schools including Ohio State, University of Denver, Michigan State and Penn State.

The goal for Coaches Reisig and McKay has always been to have players from Western Canada be given the opportunity to be awarded scholarships to play and study in the U.S. It was apparent at the end of the day yesterday that there was interest in many players on hand.

Several B.C. boys who are playing and studying in the U.S including Jackson Boyd and Max Wilson (NJIT), Brayden Brown (University of Bellarmine), Adam Fulton (University of Delaware), Brad McCulley (Robert Morris University) and Caleb Kueber (Mercyhurst) were actively coaching teams and running drills on the field yesterday as a way of giving back to the program and to the coaches who assisted them in obtaining opportunities to pursue an education while playing the sport they love south of the border.

The big story of the day however was the debut of the first B.C.’s Best Women’s Identification Camp. There were approximately forty participants, and nine coaches representing nine American Universities.

There was a lot of buzz around local legend, former Shamrock, professional player and head coach of the Syracuse Women’s program Gary Gait being in town in conjunction with representatives from the University of Michigan, Campbell, Tiffin, Concordia, Findlay, Kent State, Hartford and the University of Indiananapolis.

Former Shamrock and professional player Fredi Jenner and his wife former Shippensburg University graduate Linda Jenner who have three children who play lacrosse (two daughters -Maki and Sylvie and son Hudson) co-ordinated the women’s program for the day. Former Claremont graduate Elle Hamilton (dad is former Shamrock and professional player Grant Hamilton) ran the warm ups while Debbie Phillips who is attending Hartford and Marran Dodds who played at McGill this past season took care of the refereeing duties.

The day which included drills, and games ended in the girls changing gear and gears and demonstrating box lacrosse by playing two games for the U.S. coaches as box lacrosse is traditionally a Canadian sport.

I spoke with a group of girls at the end of the day and they said it was a phenomenal experience and they would definitely participate next year. The sport of women’s field lacrosse is growing and we can expect more and more greatness coming out of B.C.

Hi all – hope weekends were good.

Mon – jr have lacrosse at school and important that all are prepped and in gear as we are part of a promotional video being used by the district.
Sr guys will be teaching at Cordova Bay Elem.

Tues and Thur – lacrosse at school.

Wed – PE in main gym for both.

Fri – TBA.

Coach Reisig


Hope everyone had a great long weekend and bodies are all healthy – we know this time of year can be tough with all the indoor lacrosse as well as Claremont gearing up for year end events like BC’s Best and the Denver Shootout so…make sure bodies are being taken care of, eating right, lots of sleep, and still getting prepped and ready for June exams. More of a sprint to the finish but as always we will manage!!

Tues/Thur is set for lacrosse at school
Wed – the gr 12’s are to be at school for 8:45 (or soon after) to get on buses and head to UVic for Grad rehearsal, Gr 11’s will have PE or fitness
Fri – is TBA

Have a great week!

Coach Reisig

Happy Mother’s Day to all the lacrosse moms and hope all the moms had a great day!!

Hope everyone was able to enjoy some sun and get out of the arenas.

Busy week this week as the Claremont lacrosse athletes become teachers this week. Tomorrow we are helping at Cordova Bay Elementary and asking that all 9/10’s get dropped off there (go to the field at side) where we will begin the first of 4 classes. (Any that can’t be dropped off there please report to Mr Dunlop). The jr class will run back to school and the older guys take over in blk 2.

Tues and Thur are lacrosse at school.

Wed is P.E. except for the 10 sr teaching all stars who are with me at Kelset Elem (as we were last Wed).

Fri – TBA.

Thx – Coach Reisig


Welcome back – hope all enjoyed their weekend and had successful weekends for their respective box teams

This week:
Mon – Sports psych for both classes. Attendance as always is mandatory.
Tues/Thur – lacrosse at the school.
Wed – P.E./fitness/strength.

Coach Reisig