ALUMNI

 

We have recently started a list of alumni. To date most of the names below are from recent teams. If you can add any names and can give any additional background on alumni please email James Tessier at jamestessier@live.com. We are very interested in establishing an alumni contact list as well so receiving emails and other contact information would be greatly appreciated by the club.  

The Toronto Beaches Jr. A Lacrosse team is very proud of our alumni and their accomplishments. Many earned NCAA scholarships and/or went on to play Major Series or professional lacrosse.

 

Reid Acton

 

One of the few players in Canada that learned field lacrosse first and then came to play box lacrosse. Being a very good athlete he learned the game in his teens and reached the top levels. His last year was in 2010. He continues to play NCAA lacrosse at Loyola and was a defender on Canada’s U19 field team.

 

Mac Allen

 

A gregarious personality on and off the floor on the mid-2000’s teams, Mac continued with lacrosse at Bishop’s and later professionally in the MLL with the Nationals, MSL with Peterborough and in the NLL with Edmonton. He was selected to the 2010 Canadian field team that won the silver medal at the World Championships in Manchester, England.

 

Keith Begley

 

A player on the Junior B team in the 1980’s, he had a long pro and major career. In major he played for numerous teams including the Brooklin Redmen. Now he is going into his fourth year as head coach of the present Beaches Jr. A team.

 

Graham Bergsma

 

Graham was a life long Beach player until his family moved in 2009 to St. Catherines. He went on to play NCAA field lacrosse at Fairfield and on the Dutch national team where he has played in the World Championships. Also – he was a member of the Beaches U16 Canadian field lacrosse championship team.

 


Andre Bruno

 

Was a very quick and tenacious defender on the team through 2009. He is now concentrating on his studies at University of Toronto. A member of the Beaches U16 Canadian field lacrosse championship team.

 

 

Carter Bender

 

A big offensive player and a former first round pick of the team. He was traded prior to his final season to Burlington. Carter is a highly ranked attack player in the NCAA at the University of Hartford and made a great debut this year in the MSL with the Mann Cup winning Brampton Excelsiors. Also one of the Brewster Academy connection.

 

Aaron Brown

 

Is the newest member of our alumni group. Traded in his final year in 2010 to Orangeville where he made it to the Ontario final. A strong two player who will no doubt continue to play in the MSL with our affiliate the Ajax Pickering Rock.  A member of the Beaches U16 Canadian field lacrosse championship team.

 

David Brown

 

A rough and tough defender on the team in the early to mid-2000’s. A dual sport athlete, he also played Jr. A hockey for Brampton.

 

Kevin Brown

 

Kevin graduated from the team in 2009 and was predominantly a defender. One of several players during his tenure that came from Halton Hills, he also spent some time playing NCAA lacrosse at Bellermine and CUFLA lacrosse at the University of Guelph.

 

Kenny Burst

 

American born Burst came to us while playing NCAA lacrosse at Hobart. After the 2009 season he moved back to St. Louis to be closer to family and where he continued to play field lacrosse. Playing attack in field, he played more on the offensive end of the floor with the Beach.

 

Danny De La Casa

 

A Beaches minor product he played most of five seasons with the Jr. A Club until he was injured in his last year in 2009. Nicknamed “Spanish” he was a solid two-way player during his years with the club. Also a member of the Beaches U16 Canadian field lacrosse championship team.

 

Jaime Cassels

 

Played his final two years in Jr A at the Beach. Unassuming and quiet, a defender and crowd favorite who was a heat seeking missile at opponents who had their head down. Also a member of the Beaches U16 Canadian field lacrosse championship team.

 

Tyler Collins

 

The first Beach product who went to Brewster Academy in New Hampshire and become a high school All-American in field lacrosse. He played his entire junior career at the Beach but was moved to Brampton at the trade deadline in 2009. He graduated from Colgate where he was a defender.

 

Glenn “Ted” Collins

 

One of several in his family that played lacrosse in the Beach and was on the Junior team in the 1980’s.

 

Branden Collins

 

Spent his entire career in the Beach as an offensive player until he was dealt to Whitby at the deadline in 2009. He has continued to play MLS Lacrosse with the Ajax-Pickering Rock. Also a member of the Beaches U16 Canadian field lacrosse championship team.

 

Ryan Cousins

 

Always a team leader, after Jr. A lacrosse Ryan continued his career as a professional with the Minnesota Swarm but was recently traded to Edmonton. He plays MLS lacrosse, most recently with Six Nations. Ryan was selected to the Canadian indoor team for the World Championships in 2011 but he had to withdraw to due injury.

 

Jesse Crawford

 

Jesse provided lots of energy on the floor and was known for his unbelievable stamina. Used as a call-up until his last year in 2009 when he played significant minutes. Also a member of the Beaches U16 Canadian field lacrosse championship team.

 

Scott Crombie

 

After the Beach went on to play MLS Lacrosse.  He now goes by the nickname “Sid”. Realized his lifelong dream of returning to the Beaches Jr. A team as an assistant coach.

 

Sean Deuchars

 

A local Beaches product who did not move up to Jr. A until his final year of eligibility in 2010.

 

Angus Dinely

 

Goaltender with the team in the early 2000’s. He went on to play Senior Lacrosse.

 

Michael Dominelli

 

Always a spirited player on the floor. He was a good scorer for the team in the mid 2000’s and no stranger to the penalty box.

 

Todd Duncan

 

Todd played tough defense in his full five years with the team from 2005 to 2009 and was the club’s top defensive player in his final year. He also field lacrosse at Brock University winning several CUFLA national championships. After Junior lacrosse he continued to play senior lacrosse in Owen Sound. Also a member of the Beaches U16 Canadian field lacrosse championship team.

 

Jonathan Durno

 

Known as “Bubba” and a defensive legend in the Beach in the early to mid 2000’s. Punished players using his “Woody” and a team leader who protected all of his teammates. He played NCAA field lacrosse at Canisius College and went on to play pro lacrosse in the NLL. In 2011 he played  with the Boston Blazers and was recently claimed by the Toronto Rock in the Boston dispersal draft.

 

Damon Edwards

 

One of the best athletes the Beach has ever seen. He finished his Jr A career in 2009 and was deadline trade to Orangeville with who he won a Minto Cup. Another of the Brewster Academy connection where he became a high-school All-American. In 2011 played in the NLL in Boston and was claimed by Buffalo in the dispersal draft. Also a member of the Beaches U16 Canadian field lacrosse championship team.

 


Cam Ferguson

 

Played parts of several seasons in the Beach and most recently in 2011. Primarily an offensive player and a power play specialist.

 

Paul Forster

 

Coming to the team from the Scarborough Saints Jr. B team he was known for his hustle up and down the floor. He graduated from the team during the 2011 season.

 

Adam Gardner

 

More of an offensive player he played most of his Junior A career in the Beach. He was also a formidable NCAA attackman at Bellarmine where many Beaches players went to school. You can still see him at games – but as a referee!

 

Aiden Genik

 

Aiden was a Beaches minor player who started his Jr A career with our team but finished in Whitby. He also played attack in the NCAA for the University of Hartford. Also a member of the Beaches U16 Canadian field lacrosse championship team.

 

Dan Hamlett

 

The captain of the team in his last year in 2010 he could do it all – offense, defense and take draws.  A draft pick from Halton Hills and known as “Hammer”. In his final year he was moved at the trade deadline to Orangeville where he got to the finals of the Minto Cup.

 

Todd Hosmer

 

Primarily and offensive player who played for the team through 2008. As a dual sport athlete he continued playing hockey in the NCAA.

 

Derek Hopcroft

 

“Hoppy” played almost all of his career here in the Beach and was a top goal scorer. He also played NCAA lacrosse at Bellarmine. Recently he has played pro for the Calgary Roughnecks and is a leading scorer in MSL lacrosse with the Brooklin Redmen.

 


Stephen Keogh

 

Arguably the most accomplished of all of our alumni in lacrosse. Always a top scorer and tough player while playing at the Beach. Part of the Beaches Brewster’s connection, he earned high school All-American status. A deadline trade to Orangeville, he was the MVP on their Minto Cup team in 2008 and that year also won the Billy Evans award as the top junior player in Ontario. From there he went on to win two NCAA National Championships with Syracuse and made the Dean’s list. He continues to play MLL for the Nationals, MSL with Six Nations and he was in 2011 the second overall draft pick in the NLL selected by Rochester.

 

Garrett Kikot

 

A solid scorer for the team in the early to mid 2000’s. He was also a big point scorer in the NCAA for Bellarmine. He continues to play senior lacrosse and in the MSL most recently with the Ajax Pickering Rock.

 

Brett Kikot

 

Was a starting goaltender in his first year of Jr A eligibility and was rookie of the year in 2005. He played through the 2009 season. Also a member of the Beaches U16 Canadian field lacrosse championship team.

 

Robert Koger

 

Came to the Beaches minor organization when the Scarborough Saints minor’s folded. Another one of the Brewster Academy connection who became a high school All-American before moving on to NCAA lacrosse with Georgetown University. Won MVP of the huge Turkeyshoot tournament with the Beaches field team. A starter on the U19 Canada field lacrosse team that won the silver medal. Robert was a big tough defender. Traded to Orangeville in 2010 at the trade deadline he made it to the Minto Cup final that year. In 2011 played MSL with the Ajax Pickering Rock. Also a member of the Beaches U16 Canadian field lacrosse championship team as an underage player.

 

Harry Kutner

 

We found him playing NCAA lacrosse at St. John’s and he came to Toronto to play box in his last year of eligibility in 2010. He figured out the box game quickly and averaged 4 points per game in a season shortened by a hand injury.

 


Jared Lockhurst

 

A draft pick in 2008 he played a great rookie season until he decided to focus on a career as a hockey goaltender.

 

JA MacDougall

 

Drafted in 2007 from Brantford, JA was a fine two way player who played in his first year and then left the team as he needed to play closer to home. He also played NCAA lacrosse at Mercyhurst.

 

Ashton MacLean

 

After playing for us he continued his playing career in the NLL for the Minnesota Swarm and in the NCAA for Elmira College. Suffered a serious leg injury at the 2007 World Indoor Championships while playing for Scotland that effectively ended his playing career. He is still seen around Ted Reeve as he coaches in the Beaches minor system.

 

Ricky McCullough

 

A mainstay in goal in the early to mid 2000’s and a real character on and off the floor. He played all his minor and major lacrosse in the Beach.  He continues to play Senior lacrosse in British Columbia.

 

Wesley McDonald

 

A big stay at home defenceman in the early to mid 2000’s and a product of the Beaches Minor program. Also played NCAA lacrosse at Hobart. He continues to play Senior lacrosse with the Brooklin Redmen.

 

Ryan McMichael

 

A member of the famous McMichael lacrosse family he came over from Whitby to play his final years of Junior A lacrosse in the Beach where many of his family members lived. Being a lacrosse player of note he was also known for his ability to get under the skin of opposition players. He continues to play senior lacrosse in British Columbia.

 

Tom Montour

 

Joined the Beaches from Six Nations for a playoff run. He continues to play in the MSL for Six Nations and in the NLL for the Buffalo Bandits.

 

Kevin Mulla

 

Primarily known as a defender who brought fitness and athleticism to the floor. He missed his last year of eligibility in 2009 with a serious knee injury. Also a member of the Beaches U16 Canadian field lacrosse championship team.

 

Chris Nash

 

Chris played a full five years in the Beach ending in 2009 mainly on offense and the power play. He spent some time in the NCAA at Bellarmine and played for Canadian CUFLA championship teams at Brock. Also a member of the Beaches U16 Canadian field lacrosse championship team. Can still be seen around Ted Reeve coaching minor league lacrosse.

 

James Neville

 

Played his last two Junior seasons in the Beach in 2008 and 2009. Also a member of the Beaches U16 Canadian field lacrosse championship team.

 

Shawn Palmer

 

“Palmy” was a draft pick that came to the Beach from Welland and played his entire Junior career here. As a goalie his game did not preclude bodychecking outside the crease. He improved each year through his final year in 2010 when he was one of the better goalies in the league. In 2011 he played MSL with the Kitchener Kodiaks.

 

Paul Rebelo

 

Played on the Beaches Jr. teams in the 1980’s. Has been an assistant coach on the team since 2010.

 

Casey Powell

 

Casey Powell came to the Beach to play a season of box lacrosse before going on to an illustrious career in the NCAA with Syracuse and in the MLL and NLL.

 

Kevin Ross

 

A huge point producer for the team in the early to mid 2000’s and one of the most accomplished players to come out of the Beach. He has tremendous lacrosse sense and played in the NCAA with Canisius. Plays in the MSL with Brampton winning a Mann Cup in 2011, for the Minnesota Swarm in the NLL and the MLL Nationals..

 

Quinn Smith

 

Provided some of the more memorable moments on the floor in recent years. Despite having almost no lacrosse experienced he brought fear into the eyes of opponents and delivered some of the hardest lacrosse crosschecks ever seen at the Ted.  A problematic knee injury brought his brief lacrosse career to an end. Post lacrosse you can see him as an actor in the movie KickAss that was filmed right here in the Beach.

 

Dillon Strachan

 

He last played in the Beach in 2010 and was known for his speed and hustle.

 

Brandon Turner

 

“Toonsie” started his Junior lacrosse career in the Beach before moving out west to play in BC. Also a member of the Beaches U16 Canadian field lacrosse championship team where he was an all-star defender.

 

Kyle Wailes

 

Perhaps the highest points producer in team history. He was also a stalwart at Brown University in the NCAA. Academically he is one of the most accomplished of our Beach players. As a senior executive his career has limited his ability to continue to play with Philadelphia in the NLL and other professional leagues.

 

Casey Zaph

 

Playing in the Beach he was small in stature but had a huge heart and competitive streak. Concussions cut his professional lacrosse career short and his jersey has been retired by the Rochester Knighthawks. He has been an assistant coach of our team and continues to develop lacrosse in Toronto high schools as a coach.

 

Cade Zulak

 

Played four years in the Beach ending in 2010. Originally more offensive minded, he developed into a solid two-way performer. He also played NCAA lacrosse at Mars Hill.

 

 

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