Sports / The Men's Lacrosse Team
The Bishop’s University men’s lacrosse team has been one of the most successful teams to don the purple and silver over the last decade. The Gaiters compete in the Canadian University Field Lacrosse Association, a league made up of teams from Quebec and Ontario. It is without question the top university field lacrosse league in the country. Bishop’s is a perennial contender.
Its team has finished at or near the top of the CUFLA East standings on a regular basis since its official inception into the league in 2002. The Gaiters have never posted a losing record in the regular season. Their success has also been reflected more recently in the playoffs during which they have qualified for the Baggataway Cup (the CUFLA Championship) in each of the last six seasons. They won the coveted title in 2011.
The Gaiters are also one of the leading organizations in the league, having most recently hosted the most successful Baggataway Cup in its 31-year history. Unfortunately for Bishop’s, the team bowed out in the semi-final, but the Gaiters’ legacy will live on with future tournaments.
This season’s Bishop’s team has 13 graduating players, many of whom returned for their final year just to make a run at the championship on home soil, but you can be assured that under the leadership of current head coach Rob Engelken and assistant coach and general manager Drew Pollock, the Bishop’s Gaiters Lacrosse program is in good hands. “One Love” is the team’s motto and one bright future is in store for the Bishop’s Gaiters Lacrosse team.
Members of the Bishop’s Gaiters Lacrosse Team were honored for the team’s success in the last ten years.