Cooper Smyth of Stettler won a provincial bronze medal this summer as part of the Lacoka bantam field lacrosse team. He’s one of four siblings busy on the lacrosse front.

Lacrosse season endless for Smyth family

Diehard lacrosse brothers Jordan, Cooper, Derek and Noah Smyth of Stettler all played in the Lacoka field lacrosse program this summer.

Diehard lacrosse brothers Jordan, Cooper, Derek and Noah Smyth of Stettler all played in the Lacoka field lacrosse program this summer.

Jordan and Cooper were with the midget Lacoka team, while Derek and Noah were members of the bantam team from the Lacombe and Ponoka region.

“They had a great time,” said the boys’ mother, Kim Smyth. “They were able to play a different version of lacrosse, and meet more coaches and players from a number of associations.”

The Smyths joined the Lacoka organization after finishing the spring season with their respective Stettler box lacrosse teams.

Field lacrosse is played on an outdoor soccer field. Ten players are on the field, and four of them are equipped with six-foot-long poles for better reach.

Lacoka won the bronze medal at the Alberta Lacrosse Association midget championship late last month in Edmonton.

The Gators won by a goal over another Central Alberta team, Olds. Of the four teams in the semifinals, three were from Central Alberta. Despite a strong effort, the Lacoka bantams didn’t make it to the provincials.

Daran Tulan from Stettler also played with the bantam Lacoka team. Also playing a few games with the bantam team was Isaac Lee of Erskine. Lee was part of the Alberta peewee team that placed fourth in the Canadian championship last month at Whitby, Ont.

Derek and Noah Smyth plan to play winter lacrosse in Red Deer, starting this fall, so they’ll be playing lacrosse all year long.

Taking the fall and winter to play football and hockey, Cooper will be back at it lacrosse-wise come March, when box lacrosse season runs again.

Box lacrosse season in Alberta runs from March through June. Field lacrosse begins with a tournament in Las Vegas in March, and league games are scheduled in June, July and August.

Kim Smyth is president of the two-year-old Stettler Minor Lacrosse Association.

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