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Congratulations to Brett Dobson

Updated Thursday August 17, 2017 by Whitby Minor Lacrosse Association.

WMLA would like to congratulate Brett Dobson for being first athlete to commit to the new Division I lacrosse program starting in 2018 at St Bonaventure in New York where he will play for Team Canada Head Coach Randy Mearns 

 

Brett is a mutli-sport athlete that has competed at the rep level in hockey, basketball, baseball and lacrosse. Brett started playing box lacrosse for Whitby Minor at the age of 4 and quickly fell in love with the sport. Brett actually began his lacrosse career as a runner but moved to Goalie after he was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when he was 7 years old in order to allow his body to recover from his illness.

 

Brett fell in love with being in net and the rest "is history"!

 

Brett had an extremely talented team around him and they won many championships together. As he got older, Brett found that he loved field lacrosse as much as box lacrosse and began pursuing his dream of playing Division I lacrosse in the United States. His participation in showcase events, playing for Edge Lacrosse and attending The Hill Academy have all lead him to this point where he was able to announce his commitment to play Division I lacrosse for St Bonaventure University in New York on August 16, 2017. Although it wasn't an easy journey with a few disappointments along the way, it was definitely worth it!

 

Brett still have many goals left to achieve in both field and box lacrosse. He wants to win a Minto cup with his Whitby Warriors Junior A team, win a Mann Cup with the Brooklin Redmen and eventually play professional lacrosse. His ultimate goal is to proudly wear the Maple Leaf on his jersey as he represents Canada in a World Championship.

 

Playing Career

- played for Whitby Warriors since 2004 (except 2015 - played field in Clarington, box for Toronto

  Stars)

- Won 5 box Provincial Championships (Paperweight, Tyke, Novice, Peewee, Midget), won 4

   provincial field championships (Tyke, Novice, Peewee, Midget)

- Only goalie named to Provincial All-star team in 2016 for play in Qualifiers/Provincials

- Awarded Tuggy Passfield award by Whitby Minor Lacrosse in 2016

- Awarded OLA goaltending award for Outstanding Goalie Duo (with Liam MacNab) in 2016

- Team Ontario U16 Field (2015) - won National Championship and was only goalie named to the

   All-Star team

- Team Ontario U18 Field (2016) - won National Championship and was named "Ontario Player of

   the Game" in Gold medal final vs BC

- currently attends the Hill Academy

- played 1 1/2 years (3 seasons) with Edge Lacrosse

- made Whitby Warriors Junior A team first year out of Midget - 9th overall in league for goals

   against average (8.99) as a rookie




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Megan Johns commented on August 17, 6:23pm
"Congrats Brett ... I have two sons involved in Whitby lacrosse with my youngest also being a type 1. He has played since he was 3, playing on Paperweight rep for 2 years. He was diagnosed with diabetes when he was 4 but has not let that slow him down. I can't wait to share your story with him and maybe one day you two can meet. You are an inspiration and a big hug to your parents :) "
Megan Johns commented on August 17, 6:23pm
"Congrats Brett ... I have two sons involved in Whitby lacrosse with my youngest also being a type 1. He has played since he was 3, playing on Paperweight rep for 2 years. He was diagnosed with diabetes when he was 4 but has not let that slow him down. I can't wait to share your story with him and maybe one day you two can meet. You are an inspiration and a big hug to your parents :) "
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