Submitted by Timothy VanLoon Jr..
SIX NATIONS — A budding lacrosse team dubbed the Six Nations Brotherhood, comprised of all-star lacrosse players, have racked up positive notoriety.
The team made up of players from around North America. Founded in 2019 by Timothy “Buck” VanLoon and Weheh Myers who are also the coaches of the team. The team was formed to give players from all nations within the Six Nations an opportunity to display their skills and passion for the game of lacrosse in front of a wide audience around Canada and the United States. The players were selected as an All Star team because of their skills and knowledge of lacrosse.
The team is comprised of goalies Sagoyehdehs Hill and Sakaronhiotane Thompson and players Owen VanLoon, Mitchell Vanevery, Hodo Martin, Blayze Becker, Creyton Cree, Tryton Benedict, Andyn Bero, Louie Thompson, Denny Doxtator, Nate Doxtator, Lucky Longboat
Daylin John Hill, Brody Thomas, Shakorennawis Doxtator-Swamp, Takaronhiotakie Thompson, Joe Figgario and Trey Hess.
“Having the team play in tournaments that are attended by collegiate coaches and scouts gives them the exposure they need to reach the next level.
The players selected exhibited teamwork, respect, patience and spirit of Brotherhood among not only their teammates but the competition as well.
The team has participated in two tournaments thus far, the first of which being the Lacrosse All Stars North American Invitational held in Onondaga, New York. The second tournament was the RochVegas Showdown held at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, New York where they went undefeated 5-0 to take the Gold Medal against some serious competition. Because of our teams high skill and sportsmanlike play we are gaining a lot of positive recognition throughout the US box lacrosse world as well as Canada.
The goal of founders VanLoon and Myers is to spread positivity and togetherness through lacrosse as well as give up and coming native players the recognition they deserve among the elite ranks in the US and Canada.
We’d like to give a huge thanks to our sponsors who have contributed greatly to our success – KT Gas and Convenience, Ohsweken Pharmasave, Dennis Becker, Warrior Park Athletics and TNT Fast Foods.
There is also a bantam age Brotherhood team who represented at the Warrior Games tournament, picking up a Bronze Medal,” Buck VanLoon.