Vancouver, B.C. – The Vancouver Warriors announced today that Joel McCready has been named Senior Director, Lacrosse Operations. The former Warriors forward is rejoining the organization to assist with performance on the field.
“It’s an honour and privilege to join the Vancouver Warriors again in a new role after playing six seasons for the franchise,” said Joel McCready. “My passion for the game, my passion for the city, and my passion for this franchise is what gets me up every morning and fuels my desire to help improve things on the floor and in the locker room. We want to create a winning attitude and a championship caliber culture for the Warriors as we look to grow our fan base and the game in Canada’s lacrosse hotbed.”
The St. Catharines, Ontario native, who now resides in Coquitlam, BC with his wife (Jessica) and three children (Tenley, Everly, and Hudson) began his NLL playing career in 2009 with Rochester. He eventually won consecutive league championships with the club in 2013 and 2014, contributing nine points (3-6-9) across three playoff games in the latter year. McCready joined the Vancouver Stealth in 2015, ranking fourth on the team in goals (30) and points (51) while also being voted by his peers as the NLL Teammate of the Year. He recorded his best individual seasons in Vancouver, collecting 204 points (113-91-204) in only 82 games between the Stealth and Warriors.
McCready, 34, announced his retirement from the NLL on August 31st, 2021, after 11 seasons of league play, six of which were spent in Vancouver with the Warriors (2019-2020) and Stealth (2015-2018). In 130 career regular season games split between the Warriors, Stealth, and Rochester Knighthawks, McCready tallied 254 points (136-118-254) and 243 penalty minutes.
The Vancouver Warriors will next be home on Saturday, February 4th when they host the Saskatchewan Rush and also our first ever Wrestling Night. Game time is at 7:00pm.
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