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Lacrosse Legends - Barb Boyes

By T Lam, 08/25/20, 4:00PM EDT


LBK’s founder and Executive Director, Barb Boyes, shared her story with the CLA. ‪

Barb is definitely a Women’s Field Lacrosse legend! 

We are grateful for everything she has done to grow the sport and the LBK community.‬

Barb Boyes’ contribution to Women’s Field Lacrosse in Ontario and Canada goes back to her representing Canada in the first Women’s Field Lacrosse World Championship in 1982. She is the Founder and Executive Director of the renowned Oshawa Lady Blue Knights Field Lacrosse Program since 2000. Through her programs, Barb Boyes has been responsible for dozens of Canadian girls playing NCAA and OUA lacrosse.

Boyes has served numerous positions within the sport including L.O.S.S.A High School Convenor, Ontario Women’s Field Lacrosse Executive, and high school lacrosse coach at many Durham Schools. She has been a player, assistant coach and head coach for the Canadian Women’s Field Lacrosse Team, and a player and head coach for the Ontario Women’s Field Lacrosse Team. She has also been a Women’s Lacrosse Course Conductor for the National Coaching Certification Program. Barb Boyes was inducted into the Ontario Lacrosse Sports Hall of Fame as a Builder in 1999. She was presented with the International Federation of the Women’s Field Lacrosse Association Recognition Award in 2007 and the Roots of the Game Award in 2000.