The UCC Blues varsity lacrosse team came into the AAA/AAAA Ontario Federation of School Athletics Associations (OFSAA) championship ranked fourth in the province in 2014. Though the team had to compete with a depleted roster, their depth of talent both in offense and defense helped the Blues score a hard-fought fifth-place finish.
Boys who’ve played lacrosse at UCC gone on to play for the National Collegiate Athletic Association, Team Canada and the National Lacrosse League (NLL), among others. Mac Allen ’03, one of UCC’s best ever players, has played pro for more than a decade, including for the NLL’s Colorado Mammoth and Rochester Knighthawks.
Lacrosse has been a source of pride for UCC since 1867, when the first high school game was played here.
The lacrosse season runs from March until early June, and starts with an Under 14 team of both Grade 7 and 8 boys. Coaches spend time helping players develop their stick-handling skills. Boys also get game time as they work their way up to the varsity level.
Prep students get exposure to lacrosse as early as SK. They use modified mini-sticks, and the “play” is exploratory in nature. Boys in Grade 6 play lacrosse through the physical education curriculum and learn the fundamentals of passing, catching and picking up the ball.