Calgary Roughnecks recruit SFU student
Fourth-year SFU kinesiology co-op student, Matthew Dinsdale, a junior lacrosse star drafted into the National Lacrosse League’s Calgary Roughnecks, will draw on his scheduling and juggling skills to ace both lacrosse and his studies.
The former Junior A Coquitlam Adanacs sniper was a first round (seventh overall) draft pick by the Roughnecks this season.
Dinsdale tallied more than 200 points during his past two seasons with the Adanacs while being versatile and effective in other aspects of the game. The six-foot Roughneck draftee helped the Adanacs capture the Minto Cup in 2010.
Dinsdale’s multi-tasking strengths will come in handy when the Roughnecks open their 12th season at home, hosting the Toronto Rock on Jan. 12.
The SFU student, whose studies focus on active rehabilitation and human nutrition, will attend classes and study during the week and play lacrosse Fridays and weekends.
“I will take less of a course load during the season as well,” says Dinsdale. “Juggling school and lacrosse will be challenging but worth the effort to play professionally.”