Friday, January 7, 2011

Toll the new two-sport athlete

Speaking from experience, being a CIS student-athlete can be a full-time job, but Jarrett Toll is taking it to another level.
Playing CIS hockey, going to school and playing the NLL may take a lot of juggling, and pardon the pun, may take its Toll on him, but I'm sure the former captain of the WHL's Tri-City American's and WLA Jr. A's New Westminster Salmonbellies can do it.
Good luck Jarrett.
No need to remind Jarrett Toll that there are two official national sports in Canada.
In his first year attending the U of A, the computer sciences major is playing hockey with the Golden Bears and lacrosse with the Edmonton Rush.
With both the second semester schedule and the National Larosse League regular season getting underway this weekend, Toll has a busy few months ahead.
“I knew he was a good lacrosse player,” Bears head coach Eric Thurston said of the six-foot 195-pounder, who turns 22 on Jan. 16. “The stars aligned with the Rush realizing he was going to be here.
“Certainly we want our players to be able to look at every option and to help themselves grow and do different things. I’m certainly not going to stand in the way but I gave him some games — like where we go to Saskatchewan and different things — where I said, ‘I don’t care if the Rush is playing or not, if I have to kidnap you, you’re coming.”
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