Bryan named All-Canadian

Last week, the Canadian University Field Lacrosse Association (CUFLA) announced its 2009 All-Canadian team and Glenn Bryan of Laurier’s men’s field lacrosse team was one of the three midfielders honoured.

“I really wasn’t expecting it all,” said Bryan. “But it feels really good, I’ve been playing lacrosse all my life and it’s nice to be recognized like this.”

Bryan, Laurier’s team captain, had a stellar season for the purple and gold, leading the squad in assists with 18 and adding eight goals for a team-leading 26 points, while playing one of the most physically demanding positions on the field.

“Playing midfield is pretty tough because you log some heavy minutes and you really have to be able to go up and down the field,” said Bryan. “It’s really physically demanding, because you have to be running hard constantly.”

Despite Bryan’s efforts, the team had a rough season, finishing 1-8, tied for last in the CUFLA’s west division.

“Getting an award for my personal play is ok,” said Bryan. “But obviously I’d much rather have the team win.”

According to third-year Bryan, a large part of the team’s struggles in ’09 can be attributed to inexperience.

“We were definitely a really young team,” said Bryan. “We had a lot of rookies and second-years, but I’m sure we’ll see a lot of improvement going into next year, we’re definitely headed in the right direction.”

The Laurier men’s lacrosse team will look to improve upon their ’09 record when they resume play in September.

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