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Orillia field lacrosse stars shine at Ontario Summer Games

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Orillians were front and centre at the recent Ontario Summer Games in London. From left: Logan Ross, Kennedy Lynch, Ryan Bionda, Quentin Bullen, Kaya Maracle, Amy Curran and Emma Torkoff.


Recently, the Orillia Lady Kings and the Ontario Women's Field Lacrosse associations participated in the Ontario Summer Games which started in 1970 in Etobicoke as a showcase for amateur sport. They have now become Ontario's largest multi-sport event, including both team and individual sports.

The Ontario Summer Games take place every two years and were awarded to the city of London, Ontario through a bidding process. They are supported by the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport in collaboration with host communities.

The Ontario Women's Field Lacrosse Association held tryouts over the summer and selected 108 elite athletes to form six balanced teams to showcase Canada's fastest growing sport at the University of Western Ontario in London.

Orillia proudly sent six young players to participate in the U17 Field Lacrosse competition. Representing the Lady Kings were Logan Ross, Ryan Bionda, Kaya Maracle, Amy Curran, Kennedy Lynch and Emma Torkoff.

Orillia native and University of Denver freshman Quentin Bullen was an assistant coach with the silver-medal-winning red squad.

Play was held over the August Civic Holiday weekend with round-robin play and playoffs. Kennedy Lynch and Amy Curran were named to the second team all-star squads to round out the tournament events.