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Delta lacrosse talent to be showcased in WLA Future Stars Combine

Event takes place August 7 in Coquitlam
Prospects game
Delta Islanders captain Mark Yingling and several of his teammates will be part of next weekend's WLA Future Stars Combine in Coquitlam.

There will be plenty of Delta talent featured when the Western Lacrosse Association Future Stars Combine takes place next Saturday (Aug. 7) in Coquitlam.

With the 2020 and 2021 seasons lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the WLA has teamed up with Xtreme Threads to showcase graduating juniors and recently drafted senior players in advance to the 2022 season.

The WLA Xtreme Junior Showcase will feature 46 players from the B.C. Junior “A” Lacrosse League divided into two teams for a scrimmage slated for 10 a.m.

Members of the Delta Islanders earning invites include: Mark Yingling, Jon Greig, Max Stalling, John Woodward, Haiden Dickson, Jackson McLeod, Connor Whyte, Jake Cantlon, Jared Moloci and Arjan Singh.

The day will conclude with the WLA Xtreme Young Stars, featuring 54 drafted players divided up into three teams for a series of scrimmages.

Islanders alumni expected to participate include Ryan Jones (Maple Ridge), Brody Harris (New West), Brendan Szabo (Maple Ridge) and Harrison Smith (Langley).

Tickets for a limited number of fans can be purchased at the door for $5 and is also available for the same price online via the league’s website.

“We know our players, coaches and fans were deeply disappointed by the cancellation of the 2020 and ’21 seasons due to the pandemic, but the WLA Xtreme Future Stars event is a chance to watch the best young talent in British Columbia get ready for 2022,” said WLA commissioner Paul Dal Monte. “We hope the lacrosse community checks out the talent online or in person.”