2012 Tom Marechek 589Tom Marechedk was a Junior A lacrosse star playing for the famed Victoria-Esquimalt Legion from 1985-89 winning a Minto Cup in 1988.

A perennial Junior A all-star, Marechek ended his 84-game Junior career with 195 goals, 261 assists for 456 points and 188 penalty minutes. Tom honed his field lacrosse skills in the Victoria Seaspray system until 1989 when he joined teammates Gary and Paul Gait at Syracuse University.

He was part of the Orangemen domination of NCAA field lacrosse from 1989-92 winning two NCAA titles in 1989 and 1990.

In 1997, Marechek returned to the Victoria Senior A Shamrocks to win the 1997 Mann Cup at home. His professional career was simply outstanding – as a career Philadelphia Wing star (1994-2005) he won four National Lacrosse League (NLL) championships while being named a First or Second Team All-Pro eight times.

In 161 NLL games, Marechek scored 422 goals, 420 assist for 842 points and 188 penalty minutes. He also played professional field lacrosse with the Baltimore Bayhawks netting 299 points in just 88 games.

Marechek was named to the NLL Hall of Fame in 2007.

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