Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 10/5/16
From Press Release
Lehigh men’s lacrosse alum Dan Taylor ’15 has been selected to play for Team Canada during upcoming exhibition games later this month in Denver. Taylor and Canada will face the University of Denver on Oct. 22 and the United States Air Force Academy on the 23rd as an opportunity to prepare for the 2018 FIL Men’s World Lacrosse Championship in Manchester, England.
This will mark the national team debut for Taylor, who finished his Lehigh career with 220 points, fourth in Patriot League history.
“I was excited to get the call,” said Taylor. “Anytime you are given the opportunity to represent your country, it’s a special thing. I think every Canadian kid grows up wanting to wear the maple leaf in some form or another and I’m thrilled I get the chance to do just that.”
Taylor will join a talented core of players for Canada, which includes players like Wesley Berg, Ben McIntosh and Mark Matthews.
Taylor is coming off an impressive rookie season with the Saskatchewan Rush of the National Lacrosse League. He finished the regular season with 23 points (five goals, 18 assists), then recorded seven points in the playoffs, all assists. Taylor was also previously selected 38th overall by the Denver Outlaws in the 2015 Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft.
The Calgary, Alberta native posted 153 points over his last two seasons, recording 76 points as a junior then 77 points as a senior. The winner of Lehigh Athletics’ Graduating Male Athlete Award, Taylor was named a Tewaaraton Award Candidate as one of the top 25 players in the nation. He was named the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year as a senior, entering the league tournament with 25 more points than anyone else in the league. Taylor was also a two-time All-American.
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