Nathan Grenon, a 16-year-old South Carleton High School student, will make history as a member of Canada’s first U17 lacrosse team.
The grade 11 student plays competitive hockey for the Stittsville Rams and his high school hockey team, but his true passion is lacrosse.
He started playing in Comox, British Columbia when he was four years old, and has never looked back. He was selected to represent Team Ontario at the national championships earlier this month. That event featured a seven-day round robin tournament, leading to a gold medal victory for his team.
Other teams competing included Alberta, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Saskatchewan and First Nations.
Bright an early at 8:00am on the morning after the gold medal victory, Grenon was among the 16-18 year-olds who competed for a spot on the Team Canada U17 team. They’ll play during the Men’s World Box Lacrosse Championships in Syracuse, New York in September.
Grenon and three other boys from Ottawa made Team Canada U17 and will make history as this is the first U17 Team Canada Lacrosse team.
Grenon credits all the great coaches he’s had along the way and looks forward to representing his country.
His parents say they’re proud of the young man he’s become and look forward to many more great stories. They also thank the community for sponsoring young athletes and allowing them to live out their dreams.
“Without a great community, youth sports would not be possible,” they said in an email to StittsvilleCentral.ca.