Surrey’s Beth McLucas, named B.C.’s ‘Ms. Lacrosse,’ loves both games

Newton resident among the province's most involved volunteers in both box and field lacrosse

Surrey resident Beth McLucas with Sohen Gill

Surrey’s Beth McLucas has been named “Ms. Lacrosse” in B.C. as this year’s winner of the Tom Gordon Plaque.

The award was given to McLucas, a Newton resident, during the B.C. Lacrosse Association’s annual general meeting, held in Whistler from Oct. 14 to 16.

She’s among the province’s most involved volunteers in both box and field lacrosse, at the executive level.

“It was a total shock to me,” McLucas told the Now. “I was humbled and in awe, because it’s a huge plaque for the whole of B.C., and it’s heavy. It’s a great award to receive, a huge honour to get it.”

McLucas loves the energy and fast pace of box lacrosse, and the grace and skill of the field game.

Currently, she’s the BCLA Field Directorate and also chairs the Lower Mainland Minor Lacrosse Commission.

She juggles lacrosse-related tasks with two day jobs, as a house cleaner and receptionist.

“All the people involved (in lacrosse) are awesome, and I’ve made some really good friends,” McLucas said.

Eighteen merit award winners were honoured at the BCLA event, including Al Sleightholme of Surrey Field Lacrosse, as one of three referees of the year.

Also, Susan dos Santos was given a Presidents’ Award for her volunteer work with Surrey Minor Lacrosse Association.



Just Posted

Stabbing at Surrey banquet hall sends man to hospital

RCMP says victim has ‘non-life threatening’ injuries, incident still under investigation

55-year-old man taken to hospital after fire at Surrey RV park

Firefighters find man suffering from smoke inhalation, burns to face and hands: battalion chief

Slam poetry creates catharsis for North Delta youth

Burnsview Secondary team gearing up for poetry festival and competition in April

South Surrey parking ticket perplexes, frustrates

Theresa Delaney predicts more people will be wrongly ticketed

B.C. students win Great Waters Challenge video contest

Video, mural and song about saving the salmon claims the top prize

B.C. athlete takes home gold in freestyle aerials at Canada Games

Brayden Kuroda won the event with a combined score of 121.65.

Pedestrian in serious condition after hit by car downtown Abbotsford

A youth was also hit, suffered minor injuries, police say

Cabinet likely to extend deadline to reconsider Trans Mountain pipeline

The can’t decide the pipeline’s fate until a new round of consultations with Indigenous communities

B.C. government provides $75,000 towards salmon study

Study looks at abundance and health of Pacific salmon in Gulf of Alaska

Murdered and missing honoured at Stolen Sisters Memorial March in B.C.

‘We come together to make change within the systems in our society’

UBC researchers develop inexpensive tool to test drinking water

The tricoder can test for biological contamination in real-time

Disgraced ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner released from prison

He was convicted of having illicit online contact with a 15-year-old North Carolina girl in 2017

Most Read