Anyone who knows Randy Mearns and watched his National Lacrosse League career in Rochester or Buffalo knows he wasn’t a fighter. At least not on the popular sense. He wasn’t going to overpower you or outrun you. But when it came to hard work, you were in for a test. And that’s why Mearns is going into the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame on Nov. 9. “I took a lot of pride in, at the end of the day, my teammates saying that I gave 110%,” Mearns told The St. Catharines Standard. “That was reward enough for me. It was about never giving up, and I took that on the floor at every practice and every game.” He won 1 Minto Cup and 5 Mann Cups in addition to his NLL career. Today, he’s the men’s lacrosse coach at Canisius College and has been an assistant for Team Canada. He was named head coach of Team Canada for next year’s FIL Championships in Denver.Chavez is an avid lacrosse player in Rochester and a journalist for the Democrat and Chronicle as well as a longtime Inside Lacrosse contributor. Email him at email@example.com or go to RochesterSports.com.
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