Roe drafted by Nanaimo Timbermen of Western Lacrosse Association

Roe drafted by Nanaimo Timbermen of Western Lacrosse Association

NANAIMO, British Columbia – Concordia University Wisconsin Men's Lacrosse player Tyson Roe was drafted 12th overall by the Nanaimo Timbermen of the Western Lacrosse Association on Thursday night.

Roe (sophomore, Duncan British Columbia) played four games during the 2013 WLA season for the Timbermen after getting called up midseason. He had one point, an assist, to help Nanaimo to a 10-9 road victory.

The 6-foot-10 midfielder scored 20 goals during his rookie season with CUW, three of which were man-up tallies. Roe also had three assists, 16 ground balls and seven caused turnovers. He was named to the All-Midwest Lacrosse Conference Honorable Mention team.

"This is a great opportunity for Tyson and his family," head coach Michael Fahey said. "Tyson will be successful with Nanaimo because of his size and knowledge of the game. He was a strong player for us last year and we look forward to more success with Tyson in his remaining years at CUW."

The Timbermen begin their season on May 20th against the Victoria Shamrocks.

The Western Lacrosse Association (WLA) is an amateur league of men's Senior A box lacrosse sanctioned by the Canadian Lacrosse Association. It consists of seven teams, based in cities throughout southwestern British Columbia. Each year, the playoff teams battle for the right to compete against the Major Series Lacrosse champion for the Mann Cup every September. The championship is hosted alternately between Ontario and British Columbia every year.

The caliber of lacrosse in the WLA is very high, as the majority of its players also play in the National Lacrosse League during the winter months, while the WLA schedule runs from mid-May to August.