I’ll try to bring some pics forward that you probably haven’t seen before. Chris had played a December tournie in Seattle for a number of years including a few months back in 2009.
You see Chris here (grey helmet) in pursuit and ready to aid his fellow defender and ward off an enemy attack! He loved playing defense. Where other players lived to score goals, he got that same satisfaction stripping a ball from a goal scorer, breaking up an offensive play and then moving the ball quickly up the field to push his team forward. Throw in some good physical contact and it was a great day at the office!
I love the second picture…taken on the next day. He’s wearing his Team BC helmet (you can see the 41 on it) and he’s just provided the other team’s offensive player a reminder of what’s going to happen if he wants to get close to the goal. One of his lacrosse teammates told me he hated going up against Chris in practice because he knew he was going to feel it, but he loved going against Chris in practice because he knew he was going to get better.
Getting better usually requires getting out of the comfort zone.