“It has been an exciting season and I’m thrilled about the result,” said Taylor. “The group of guys we’ve had this summer pulled together and it’s great to see how much we’ve grown as a team and a family. I think it’s the most talented team we’ve ever had and I’m excited about where this group is headed. Being my last year of juniors, I am so excited we were able to play the way we did.”
Team captain for his Mounties, Taylor won the A.J. Jomha Award for a second straight summer after leading his league in scoring for a second straight summer. His Mountaineers wrapped up a sweep of the Okotoks Raiders last week to win the Alberta Jr A Championship. Taylor and his Calgary Mounties will now play the top team out of British Columbia (Coquitlam) with the winner advancing to the Minto Cup where it will play the champion of the Ontario Lacrosse Association. The seven-game series begins on Thursday; click here for the complete schedule.
Earlier this summer, Taylor became the first player in Alberta Junior A Lacrosse history to reach 300 career regular season points, reaching the milestone on June 19.
Further East, Corbett finished his rookie season with the Oakville Rock in the Canadian Senior League with 23 points via 12 goals and 11 assists in 14 games. He also led the team with 36 faceoff wins. Oakville finished in fifth place out of six teams and will miss the playoffs. The roster featured significant names in the sport of lacrosse like Jason and Jeremy Noble, Jordan MacIntosh and Shayne Adams.
In addition to Lehigh’s rising seniors, two incoming freshmen from Canada saw action in indoor leagues this summer. Check back to Lehighsports.com later this month for further details as Lehigh’s entire incoming class of 2018 will be announced.
Taylor and Corbett finished first and third on the Mountain Hawks in scoring last season with 76 and 37 points, respectively. Taylor finished as the leading Canadian scorer in all of Division I lacrosse, posting 48 points over his last eight games
Lehigh advanced to its third straight Patriot League Championship Game in 2014, finishing the season 13-5 and within one win of tying the school record for victories. A trio of Mountain Hawks, who all return next season, were named All-Americans:Matt Poillon , Taylor and Tripp Telesco .
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BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Men’s lacrosse standouts Dan Taylor and Patrick Corbett have both enjoyed success in Canadian indoor (box) lacrosse leagues this summer as they hone their games for their senior seasons at Lehigh. Taylor led the Alberta Jr A League with 80 points in 16 games, leading his Mountaineers to the Alberta Jr A Championship in their ongoing quest for the Minto Cup. Meanwhile, Corbett finished up his first season in Major Series Lacrosse against some of the top competition in Canada.