It says a lot when a young man is named captain of his lacrosse team. It says he’s a leader, he sets an example, and he goes about it all the right way. So what then, does it say when a young man is named captain of his college lacrosse team all 4 seasons? Whatever words you come up with, apply them to Cameron Mann because that’s where he was during his 4 seasons at Jacksonville University. A first-team All-MAAC midfielder for 3 straight seasons, Mann is no stranger to the world of box lacrosse, either, and the right-hander out of Hamilton is hoping the National Lacrosse League is his next stop after a Junior A career at Burlington and 3 Major Series seasons under his belt with Kitchener-Waterloo. Field, box at top levels, and a leader of teammates? What more could he possibly want? A shot at the National Lacrosse League and hearing his name called at the Sept. 16 draft.
Weight: 172 lbs
From: Hamilton, Ontario
Box experience: Burlington Chiefs/Sr. A: KW Kodiaks
What do you feel your greatest asset is that would allow you to translate your game to the NLL? I believe that my work ethic and game IQ will help me translate my game to the NLL.
One word to describe your game? Relentless
What role/position do you see yourself playing in the NLL? A defender that can get the ball off the ground and up the floor.
What current or former NLLer would you most closely compare or model your game after? I like to try to model my game after Sandy Chapman. Watching his leadership and work ethic every shift is something I aspire to translate into my game.
Your greatest accomplishment during your lacrosse career? Four year captain at Jacksonville UniversityChavez 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or go to RochesterSports.com.
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