Our 2023 BMLA award winners were announced during our AGM last month.
Congratulations to all these deserved players and volunteers. We thank them for their valuable contributions over the last year!!
John Dack Memorial Award
This award is presented to the volunteer who contributes most to the game of lacrosse in Burlington.
2023 Winners: David Hunter, Jen O'Connell and Jamie Sproat
Rookie Coach of the Year
2023 Winner (& Zone 9 Coach of the Year): BLAKE ELLIOT
This award is presented annually to a volunteer of the BMLA who shows initiative, leadership and commitment to the Association by going beyond the duties assigned to them at the beginning of the season.
2023 Winner: JAMIE SPROAT
Pat McCarthy Award
This award is named after a former coach with the BMLA. It was first established in 1996 and is presented annually to a graduating player who has given back his time and commitment to the organization.
2023 Winners: BODHI GILLIES & BRENDAN HUNTER
Houseleague Coach of the Year
Awarded annually to the houseleague coach who exhibits not only a deep passion for the game, but the understanding that growing the players and the team has lasting benefits beyond the score sheet and season. The recipient has also represented the players, families, BMLA and the City of Burlington in a positive, respectful manner to all they interacted with over the course of the season.
2023 Winner: IAN HARLOFF
Geoff Elmer "Love of the Game" Award
This award is named after one of the dedicated volunteers within the BMLA. Geoff was a driving force in the development of girls' field lacrosse. This award was first established in 2005 and is presented annually to a person volunteering their time and energy to promote and develop girls' lacrosse.
2023 Winner: SANDY CHAPMAN
Rep Coach of the Year Award
Awarded annually to the rep coach who exhibits not only outstanding lacrosse acumen, but understanding that growing the players and team has lasting benefits beyond the scoresheet and season. The recipient has represented the players, families, BMLA and the City of Burlington in a positive, respectful manner over the course of the season.
2023 Winner: RYAN GREER
Jordan Moxam Spirit Award
This award is named after a young boy who played lacrosse in the BMLA. Tragically he passed away of cancer on May 2, 2004. This award was established in 2004 in his honour. It is awarded annually to a U13 (formerly Pee Wee) player who has played both box and field who shows an exceptional desire to play - a love of the game.
2023 Winners: NOAH PERFECT & ADDYSON GREER
This award is named in honour of two dedicated volunteers who supported girls lacrosse in many roles over the years including being a part of the board, organizing houseleague, and being on the bench. Kary Shannon and Debbie Miotto championed the sport and encouraged others to build a life-long love of the sport. This award was established in 2017 and is presented annually to a coach involved in girls lacrosse who shows a dedication to the development of players and respect for all those involved in the game.
2023 Winner: DAN FRANCIS