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2005 James Meredith 239

Jim Meredith of Huntsville, Ont., excelled at all aspects of the game.

His defensive play was outstanding, winning faceoffs, snagging loose balls; all attributes that were often overshadowed by his scoring prowess. Jim began playing his first game of organized lacrosse at age four in Rexdale, Ontario. Jim moved with his family to Huntsville where he played minor lacrosse and was a member of numerous championship teams.

Meredith, at the age of fourteen, began a seven-year Junior career that saw him capture five scoring titles and amass 450 goals, 660 assists for 1105 points in 185 junior games. Ready to test his skills in Senior company, he decided to go west to Victoria. From 1981 to 1986, he accumulated 581 points, two All-Star ratings, one scoring title, a league MVP award, and a Mann Cup medal.

While out west, Meredith also fell in love with field lacrosse and played for the Victoria Seasprays capturing numerous Canadian and international titles. In 1987, Jim returned to Ontario and saw action in three Mann Cups, 1987, 1988 and 1989 as a Brooklin Redmen and was the co-MVP in the 1987 series.

After the 1989 season, Jim concentrate on his commitment to the Canadian field lacrosse team and captured a silver medal in the 1990 World Cup in Australia. He continued coaching but the “Call of the Wild” seduced him back in 1991 to play with Brantford of the short-lived National Lacrosse League winter pro league, again with Detroit Turbos of the MILL in 1993 and, finally, with Brooklin in 1995.

He had racked up another 552 OLA points to bring his senior career record to an outstanding 1,033 points on 420 goals and 613 assists in 331 games.

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