Local lacrosse player aims for provincial squad

Caine Manion is looking to make the roster for Team B.C. field lacrosse.

Caine Manion

Caine Manion

A local lacrosse athlete is hoping to make a provincial squad this weekend as he heads down to the Lower Mainland to try out for Team B.C.

Caine Manion, a 15-year-old lacrosse player, is hoping to make the crossover from box lacrosse to field lacrosse with a provincial team that will travel around to high-level tournaments.

He already booked a spot on Team Kootenay, but now he’s set his sights a little higher, and hopes to make the team as a midfield.

“I want to showcase that I know I can be on the team, that I can fit in with the team and be a team player,” said Manion.

Cranbrook has a thriving box lacrosse scene with the Outlaws minor lacrosse association and is working on getting a high school field lacrosse team off the ground.

Field lacrosse is much different from it’s box counterpart, however, Manion has had some help sharpening his skills from a local NCAA athlete.

Dakota Hollister, who is currently down at Bellarmine University in Kentucky on a lacrosse scholarship, has worked with Manion over the summer to give him some pointers.

“Practically the whole field lacrosse,” said Manion, on what he learned from Hollister. “He practically showed me everything.”