The stats for Garrett McIntosh are what you’d expect for a midfielder or transition man. Some goals here and there along with some loose balls and some penalty minutes. But there’s a stat that means more than any of those and you can’t measure it. It’s heart, and McIntosh has plenty of it. Playing his Junior A ball with the Coquitlam Adanacs, he’s come through a culture of winning and that includes a 2010 Minto Cup title. He played Division I college lacrosse and Drexel and was a captain there as a defensive midfielder. And now that he’s got some WLA action under his belt with the Maple Ridge Burrards, the right-handed transition man is ready to get his game on in the National Lacrosse League. The first step to realizing that dream is to hear his name called at the Sept. 16 entry draft and when you’ve got a motor like McIntosh powering a 6-foot-3, 220-pound frame, it’s easy to imagine him fitting in just fine with just about any NLL team out there.
From: Coquitlam, B.C.
Junior A: Coquitlam
What do you feel your greatest asset is that would allow you to translate your game to the NLL? I feel my greatest assets are my strength and speed which will help me transfer and adapt well in the NLL. I am able to play against some of the biggest players in the game such as Mark Mathews and not get pushed around. My speed will allow me to move up the floor and push transition opportunities.
One word to describe your game? Heart
What role/position do you see yourself playing in the NLL? I see myself playing a transition role being able to create offensive opportunities out of the defensive end.
What current or former NLLer would you most closely compare or model your game after? Andrew Suitor. I played against him in the 2010 Minto and have watched him in the NLL. He is one of the hardest working players in the game and is a great leader. I compare my play to his as we both lay it all out on the line every shift and do whatever it takes to win.
Your greatest accomplishment during your lacrosse career? Winning the Minto in 2010 with the Coquitlam Jr. A Adanacs.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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