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IMG Academy's Ben French leads Team Ontario to U16 Box Championship
Every year Canada holds the U16/Midget Box Lacross championships. This year, led by IMG Academy's own Ben French, Team Ontario went undefeated at the mid-August tournament held in Whitby, Ontario, Canada. In the final, Ontario knocked off Team Iroquois by a 6-5 margin in overtime. French is one of only two attackman in Canada selected to play in both the Box (Indoor) and the upcoming Canadian National Field Lacrosse Championships, to be held in Montreal during the last weekend in August. French enrolled at IMG Academy and joined the lacrosse program in July.
National Lacrosse League player and Team Ontario Head Coach Jason Crosbie raved about French after the event. Crosbie remarked: "Ben's extreme competiveness, hard work and commitment to his teammates were only a few of the things he exemplified in his time here. Ben's defensive prowess proved extremely valuable along with his ability to get to the net were all key components to our National Championship."
To see highlights of Ben French, check out the video below: