WALL Eastern Women’s team honours former player with rename

By TRT Staff with notes from arenalacrosseleague.ca

SIX NATIONS — A new WALL team replaced the former Lady Shockwave at the start of this winter season, under the name ‘The 66erz,’ which stands as a way of honouring a former player.

The WALL sat down with Alisha Smith, captain of the 66erz, to find out the reason for the changing of the Shockwave moniker:

“Becky Smith ‘Beckerz,’ to most, started playing lacrosse at the age of 16 for one of the four lacrosse teams that were formed here on Six Nations before joining the Grand River Attack.
In her eight years of playing she won multiple championships and had a huge im-pact on the Lacrosse Community. She was known for her amazing stick skills, shot, and hard hits on the floor. Off of the floor, she was always smiling, caring, and touched the hearts of her teammates and friends. Unfortunately, in her 24th year of life, Beckerz had passed in a tragic work accident in November 2012. After she had passed, my family and I organized the Becky Smith Memorial Lacrosse Tournament but since Covid, the tournament has no longer continued.

This last year marked her 10 year memorial and I want it to honour her the best way I knew how and what better way than a lacrosse team. Beckerz always wore the number 66 so it has significant meaning to my family and I. So when coming up with a name it was a no brainer the Ohsweken 66erz it is. Definitely thankful to the WALL for allowing me to enter the team and to my family and friends that had no hesitation on joining to honour her one last time,” reads Smith’s response on the ALL website.

The 66erz currently hold first place in the Women’s ALL East division standings, and are the only undefeated team in the league. The team is set to return to the floor this weekend.

Another string of games for the WALL teams will come this weekend on February 25 at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena, with games ranging from 11:00 a.m., to 2:30 p.m..

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