|LINDSAY SANDERSON |
(born June 22, 1954)
In the 1980’s, Orangeville, Ontario’s Lindsay Sanderson was a team leader, fierce competitor and leading scorer in Senior B lacrosse, winning 6 consecutive provincial championships and 3 Presidents’ Cup national championships with the Orangeville Northmen (1981, 1982 and 1984). In 237 regular season and playoff games, he scored 856 points. He played Senior A with the Brampton Excelsiors in 3 Mann Cup series (1976, 1980 and 1981).
But his impact off the floor has been even greater.
Since the 1970’s, Lindsay has coached and held key positions in minor lacrosse from director to president. He was instrumental in turning around Orangeville Minor Lacrosse in the 1980’s and developed it into one of the premiere associations. He has coached lacrosse at every level – Minor, Junior, Major and in the professional National Lacrosse League with the Montreal Express, Ottawa Rebel and Toronto Rock – he was also head coach and GM of the NLL Philadelphia Wings (2005-2008).
He was assistant coach on 3 Minto Cup teams in Orangeville and a Mann Cup team in Brampton.
Altogether, as a coach and GM, Lindsay has won 12 Ontario Minor Lacrosse championships, 14 Junior, Senior and Major championships and 7 national championships.
The Ontario Lacrosse Association honoured him with the prestigious Mr. Lacrosse Award (1995) and he was given the Jim Bishop Memorial Award (1999) as Junior A coach of the year.
INDUCTED IN 2015
CANADIAN SENIOR CAREER