Lyle Thompson named Attackman, Humanitarian of the Year in PLL

WASHINGTON, D.C. – For the second-consecutive season in the Premier Lacrosse League (PLL), Lyle Thompson has been named the recipient of the Welles Crowther Humanitarian Award at the year-end PLL awards ceremony last Friday night.

Additionally, Thompson was named Eamon McEneaney Attackman of the Year at the location within the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian. Thompson plays for the Cannons LC, and led the league with 44 total points and 26 goals, while adding 18 assists. It is Thompson’s first Attackman of the Year award, after being a finalist for the honour in 2021.

Thompson is known for not only his prowess in divisions of the sport, but for utilizing his platform to raise awareness about the Indigenous issues, knowledge and history. Last year, Thompson was also featured in an issue of Sports Illustrated, using the opportunity to shed light on the tragedies of residential schools.

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