ALBANY, N.Y. — The 2017 NLL World Champion Georgia Swarm were proud to announce that Lyle and Miles Thompson are to be honoured by the state of New York in the People of New York exhibit which will stand in the East Wing of the State Capitol building in Albany, N.Y. New York for a full year.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the opening of the exhibit last Thursday and in addition to each wing showcasing the diversity of New York’s population, the brothers will be featured in the wing dedicated to Indigenous people.
“I think it’s something special to represent not only myself and my family, but my community and really to represent [University of] Albany, a program that’s really done a lot for me,” said Lyle in a press release, who just recently reached his 300th NLL point. “To look back on what it would mean to be in this exhibit, I think it represents a lot for Native people. It’s a proud moment for me.”
A life-size cutout of the brothers in their Georgia Swarm uniforms accompanies a biography of the duo. The brothers were both born in Onondaga Nation, near Syracuse, N.Y., and both attended and played lacrosse at the University of Albany as strong representative athletes of the Haudenosaunee.