CUFLA Lax Shack Award Winners

February 9th, 2010 – Ottawa, Ontario: The Canadian University Field Lacrosse Association (‘CUFLA’ – is pleased to announce the league’s annual Lax Shack award winners by vote of CUFLA’s coaches:

Josh Wasson-McQuigge, Trent – Most Valuable Player
Peterborough, Ont. native Josh Wasson-McQuigge was voted the league’s MVP. A gifted player who can control the pace of a game, Wasson-McQuigge broke his collar-bone during the fourth game of the season and, despite the injury, helped Trent to advance to CUFLA’s final four. In six regular season games Wasson-McQuigge scored 18 goals and four assists for 24 points, adding four goals and four assists in two playoff games. Wasson-McQuigge plays box lacrosse for the Peterborough Sr. A Lakers and is a professional box lacrosse player as a member of the Toronto Rock in the National Lacrosse League (

Corey Fowler, Carleton – Scoring Champion
A native of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. who plays Jr. A lacrosse for the St. Catherine’s Athletics, Corey Fowler led all CUFLA players in scoring with 49 points in 10 games to win CUFLA’s 2009 scoring title. A natural leader with an uncanny ability to find the back of the net, Corey is the second Fowler to play for Carleton: his older brother Ryan graduated in 2009.

Mack O’Brien, Trent – Outstanding Midfielder
Mack O’Brien, a Peterborough, Ont. native, was named CUFLA’s top midfielder. O’Brien had a stellar 2009 season scoring 26 goals and 16 assists in 10 games. O’Brien, one of the best two-way players in CUFLA, has tremendous offensive skills and a strong outside shot while he also plays tough defense. O’Brien plays Sr. A lacrosse for the Peterborough Lakers.

Kalvin Thomas, Trent – Outstanding Goaltender
Kalvin Thomas, the third Peterborough, Ont. native to win a league award that also plays for the Peterborough Lakers Jr. A, repeated as CUFLA’s top goaltender for the second straight year. Thomas’ strong play in net, coupled with this ability to clear and control play, make him an invaluable player.

Kyle Dorosh, Western – Outstanding Attackman
Kyle Dorosh, an Oakville, Ont. native, was named the league’s most outstanding attackman. Dorosh led Western’s regular season scoring with 38 points (23g, 15a) and placed 2nd in the CUFLA West scoring race. Dorosh had a point in 44% of Western’s total scoring this season. Dorosh is a Western graduate student pursuing a Master’s in Clinical Anatomy. A four-year Dean’s Honour List Student, Dorosh was recently awarded the Schulich Graduate Research Scholarship. Dorosh is an Anatomy Teaching Assistant for first year medicine and physiotherapy students, and he volunteers his time in the local London, Ont. minor lacrosse system. Dorosh plans to attend medical school next fall.

Brendan Farrer, McGill – Radovic Outstanding Defenseman
A native of Oakville, Ont. and a graduate of T.A. Blakelock High School, Brendan Farrer is a four-time CUFLA All-Canadian, CUFLA’s 2008 (co-winner) Most Outstanding Defenseman, as well as McGill’s MVP in 2008. Farrer has played Jr. A and Sr. A box lacrosse with the Burlington Chiefs in Ontario. An honours student in McGill’s Faculty of Management, Farrer is a senior who has been named to McGill’s Principal’s Academic Honour Roll every semester since his freshman year in 2006.

Shawn Mahoney, McMaster – Outstanding Graduating Player (2010)
A native of Omemee, Ont. Shawn Mahoney played high school lacrosse for St. Peters Secondary in Peterborough, Ontario. Mahoney anchored McMaster’s defense in 2009 and always guarded the opponent’s top attackman. Mahoney has been a leader and team captain for the past four years, and was named All-Canadian in 2007. Mahoney is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Earth and Environmental Science.

Carter Williams, McMaster – Rookie of the Year
Williams, a native of Calgary, Alberta who attended high school in Scottsdale, Arizona and played for Team Arizona and the Arizona Starz club, led McMaster in scoring with 22 goals and 10 assists. Williams also lead all league rookies with points, and was named an All-Canadian.

Ed Comeau & Jason Tallevi, McMaster – Coaching Staff of the Year
McMaster’s ‘Cinderella’ run to CUFLA’s championship, the Baggataway Cup, started with a crucial win over reigning national champion, the University of Guelph. Guelph was a heavy favorite going into the game, with six Guelph players earning All-Canadian status. McMaster’s semi-final playoff win was against the top seed in the East, Trent University, whose three All-Canadians included the league’s MVP, its outstanding midfielder and goaltender. McMaster’s eventual nail-biting loss in overtime to Brock (13-0) in the championship game surprised everyone around the league.

McMaster, long considered a “class act” by CUFLA’s opposing coaches, encourages sportsmanship, leadership, and respect both on and off the field. McMaster’s head coach, Ed Comeau, is also the head coach and general manager of the Orlando Titans of the National Lacrosse League (NLL).

CUFLA’s “Radovic Outstanding Defensemen Award” is named after Dennis Radovic, a Defender at the University of Western Ontario from 1985-1988. A graduate of R.S. McLaughlin C.V.I. in Oshawa, Ontario, Dennis served as a 4-time captain, was a member of two of Western’s Championship teams (1985, 1988), and was named Western’s team MVP in ’86 and ’87. An Ontario Scholar, Dennis was heavily recruited by several Ivy League Division I lacrosse programs yet he chose to stay and play in Canada. Dennis was heavily involved in the creation of the very first CUFLA championships held at York University in 1985. Known for his humble persona and gracious manner, yet competitive to the core, Dennis was a true gentleman lacrosse player.

After graduating from Western, he became a teacher and lacrosse coach at Monsignor Paul Dwyer High School in Oshawa, Ontario. A number of Dennis’ students have gone on to be successful players in CUFLA and NCAA programs.


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