Saskatchewan produced its second Lacrosse All American! In 2007 David Mitchell, Lacrosse player who grew up in Moose Jaw was named Saskatchewan’s first Lacrosse All American. Last season Reagan Harding, a sophomore, who attends Lake Erie College in Painesville, OH became the second when he was named All-American by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association and also received the honors of All-ECAC First Team and the ECAC All-Tournament Team. Harding, a Saskatoon native on full scholarship, played in both Box and Field Lacrosse programs in Saskatoon. Harding attributes much of his success to his coaches he had in Saskatchewan.
“Coaches like Al Luciuk, Mike Surcon and Randy Trobak measure with any coaching staff you will find anywhere in North America. Even with nationwide success, Saskatchewan Lacrosse is not given the credit that it deserves. We have produced many great Lacrosse players that are attending schools in all division in the United States. Our beginnings started with the love of the game first and foremost, but more importantly we learned team work and we were taught to give 100% on and off the field”, Harding says.
In addition to the Field program Harding played Jr. B Box for the Saskatchewan SWAT.
“Not only do we have a great Field program but we have a great Box program. The combination of Box and Field experience makes our players very desirable to colleges in the US. In the college I attend, we have 6 Canadians of which all are on the starting lineup. Every college in our conference has at least 1 Canadian. I want to tell upcoming and prospective college players from Saskatchewan that it is possible to have success in college Lacrosse. We have a solid foundation which enables us to compete at the highest levels” says Harding.
In the off season from school, Harding, who was drafted 17th overall in the WLA plays for the New West Salmon Bellies in B.C. In the future, Harding hopes to obtain a law degree while playing in the NLL.