Teacher Coordinator – Lacrosse Academy
This program is overseen by Teacher Coordinator Patty Burr who has extensive lacrosse knowledge which includes Minor President Delta Lacrosse, Coaching Coordinator, Senior Pioneers Lacrosse managment, coach for both, boys and girls box and field lacrosse, coach/sponsor of the South Delta Secondary lacrosse program as well as being a former competitive player herself. Patty continues to be an active member of the LAX community in South Delta and in North Delta.
Head Coach – Lacrosse Academy
We are thrilled to have Evan Messenger as our head coach for The Lacrossse Academy with his amazing skills and knowledge. This is Evan’s second year with the National Lacrosse League Vancouver Stealth he chosen 7th overall in the 2017 Western Lacrosse Association draft by the Victoria Shamrocks. He is playing for the Western Lacrosse Association Coquitlam Adanacs for the 2018 season. He played Junior A and all of minor career in box and field lacrosse with Delta.
Evan was the First Team All Star in Junior A, top graduating Junior A player in B.C., Delta Islanders top offensive player, League champions Junior A 2016, top honours in Intermediate A , all star awards, B.C. Provincial champions for Junior B. Evan also played competitive basketball with top honours.
Defensive Coach – Lacrosse Academy
John brings 45 years of experience, both as a player and a coach, to the Lacrosse Academy. John played Senior A lacrosse for seven years with the New Westminster Salmonbellies and served as both Assistant Captain and Captain. He also coached with the Bellies for another eight years. During his time with the Salmonbellies he won four Mann Cups, two as a player and two as a coach! In addition to this, John was a minor box lacrosse coach with North Delta for 11 years, where he coached mini tykes to midget. In 1989, John was awarded both the Western Lacrosse Association and the BC Lacrosse Association, Coach of the Year!
John holds both a Bachelor of Physical Education and a Masters of Education degree, and worked for 36 years as a Social Studies/PE teacher and an Administrator. While working at Seaquam Secondary, John started the Field Lacrosse Team there and he coached in the program for 7 years. We are very fortunate to have John join the coaching staff of the Delta Lacrosse Academy.