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Vernon’s Bayne Bosquet (right), a junior defender with the Simon Fraser University Clan’s men’s field lacrosse team, picked up a major honour at the school’s athletic awards banquet. - SFU Photo
Vernon’s Bayne Bosquet (right), a junior defender with the Simon Fraser University Clan’s men’s field lacrosse team, picked up a major honour at the school’s athletic awards banquet.
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Bayne Bosquet has been recognized as a leader.

A junior longstick (defender) with the Simon Fraser University Clan men’s field lacrosse team, Bosquet recently won the prestigious Chris Friesen Memorial Award at the SFU Maple Leaf Awards dinner in Burnaby for his leadership, hard work and perseverance both on and off the field.

“I was pretty taken back by the award; it’s a prestigious honour,” said Bosquet. “I played with Chris on Burnaby. The award means a lot to him and his family and now myself. It was pretty emotional.”

A Kalamalka Secondary graduate, Bosquet is in his third year at SFU, earning a degree in geography and having the opportunity to play men’s collegiate field lacrosse for a Canadian field lacrosse team in a U.S. league.

SFU is the only Canadian member of the Pacific Northwest Collegiate Lacrosse League (PNCLL) Division I and the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse League (MCLA) Div. I.

Bosquet was voted to be one of SFU’s captains this year.

“It’s a privilege to be named captain. There is a sense of responsibility that comes with it. There are  25 guys out there that are relying on me,” he said.

He began lacrosse playing the box (indoor) version with North Okanagan Minor Lacrosse Assocation at nine, and won the graduating midget of the year in 2009.

Bosquet played four seasons with the Vernon Tigers of the Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League. He began his field lacrosse career when he played on the B.C. Summer Games’ zone team, and was then selected to play for the Burnaby Mountain Selects team at Simon  Fraser University while in Grades 11 and 12.

He won the most valuable defensive player for BMS @SFU in 2011. Bosquet also played for Team B.C. for field lacrosse in 2011 and 2012, and has won the PNCLL All Conference Honorable Mention in both 2012 and 2013.

Bosquet scored his first career goal  in a 29-2 romp over Portland State University. SFU sits atop the PNCLL at 7-0, and are 11-3 overall on the season.

After giving up a 3-0 lead to sit tied 3-3 at the end of the first quarter, No. 14 SFU outscored No. 12 Oregon Ducks 12-2 the rest of the way, handing the Ducks their worst loss of the season last month.

Simon Fraser’s starting defensive unit, led by seniors, long stick midfielder Riley Wanzer and goaltender Darren Zwack, along with juniors Bosquet, Mark Hilker, and sophomore Alex Thomson, held Oregon to just two goals at even strength and only a single goal in the second half.

 

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