— Dan Aburn (@danaburn2423) March 18, 2017
Two weeks into his Division II men’s lacrosse career, junior LeRoy Halftown already has a significant achievement on his résumé. Halftown produced seven goals against the District of Columbia on Saturday, the most in a single game by an NYIT player in four years, and three shy of matching the school record shared by Pete Doyen (1995) and Joel Cocarel (2001).
No understatement, the 22-year-old Halftown was born for such moments. A proud member of the Seneca Nation, one of six Native American nations that form the Iroquois Confederacy, Halftown started playing box lacrosse, also known as indoor lacrosse, at two years old.
The Iroquois Nationals roster includes a perfect balance of collegiate, prep school, and high school athletes representing Native American territories. These 27 indigenous youth lacrosse players will participate in the Under 19 World Lacrosse Championships held in Coquitlam, British Columbia on July 7 – July 16, 2016.
In a press release of April 21, 2016, the Rochester Knighthawks announced today that they will hold their annual Native American Night on Saturday, April 23rd. It will be a celebration of the Creator’s Game when the Knighthawks host the Buffalo Bandits at 8:00 p.m. at Connors & Ferris Field at The Blue Cross Arena.
“When I play, I think of it as more than a game,” said Knighthawks forward Cody Jamieson, an Iroquois Nationals stand out. “I don’t just go out there and think this is just a game of lacrosse. It’s a way of life. You have to play it right and play it for its purpose. It’s what I am here to do. It’s energy, emotion and passion. It’s everything.”