Lacrosse Hall of Fame inducts Cam Bomberry
Cameron Bomberry joined his famous father Cap Bomberry in the Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame in an induction ceremony this past weekend in St. Catharines.
He was named as a 2016 Inductee in the Player category; Mena Briscoe – Builder (Brampton/Orangeville); Lawrie Hallman – Builder (Kitchener- Waterloo); Ken Richardson – Veteran (Brampton); Troyhann Santos – Player (Whitby) were also inducted.
Cam grew up playing lacrosse in the Six Nations Minor Lacrosse Association where he travelled across Ontario and British Columbia to compete for Six Nations and compete in Provincial Minor Championships. In 1987 Cam began his Junior A career with the St. Catharines Athletics for three years before returning home to his hometown of Six Nations Arrows, leading them to an Ontario Championship in 1991, and subsequently the Eastern Canadian Championship and the National Championship in 1992. Cam was the Captain of the first native based franchise, which won a Minto cup. Cam won the Jim McConaghy Memorial Trophy as the MVP, and to this day he considers it a great honour to have been part of this special team.
In 1988 Cam was one of Team Canada`s most important players when he competed in the first U19 World Field Lacrosse Championships in Adelaide, Australia when they won a Silver Medal.
Cam played field lacrosse for Nazareth College from 1992 to 1994 and was a member of the NCAA National Championship team in Division 3. He was a three time All American midfielder, earning two third-team awards and one second-team award.
In 1990 the Iroquois Nationals were accepted into the Federation of International Lacrosse, and Cam was a four-time member of the Iroquois National team.
Cam was a member of the Six Nations Chiefs Major Series Lacrosse team starting in 1993. He was member of the Mann Cup Championship Chiefs team in 1994 and 1996. He ended his OLA summer league playing career with the Mohawk Stars in 2008 of the Senior B Series. He also played in the National Lacrosse League for eight seasons with the Rochester Knighthawks, the Buffalo Bandits, and the New Jersey Storm. Cam was an integral piece of the 1997 World Champions Rochester Knighthawks.
He is known as a player of tremendous talent, skill and work ethic and a natural leader both on and off the floor. His lacrosse IQ is second to none on teams full of incredible players. He always led by example with grit and determination. While Cam was very soft spoken in the locker-room, when he did speak everyone listened. Cam always had the respect of his peers, his teammates and his opposition.
What is most impressive about Cam, is that while he played and won at the highest levels of the game, he always found the time to give back to teach and guide the next generation of lacrosse players in the true spirit of the game. Cam continues to grow the game by providing clinics, lectures and opportunities across North America. Cam was also a key component of the Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse program, which won Bronze at the FIL World Championships in 2014.