Monday, April 25, 2011
Miller, Lindsay Sanderson to be inducted into Orangeville Sports Hall of Fame
The Orangeville Sports Hall of Fame selection committee announced its list of inductees for 2011.
Lacrosse figured prominently in the selection process with two of this year’s inductees having made their name wearing the black and silver of the Orangeville Northmen.
Nominated under the athlete category, Kyle Miller began playing lacrosse at the age of three, making his way up through the Orangeville lacrosse system, which included a stint with the Junior A Northmen.
Backstopping the Canadian U19 Field Lacrosse team to silver in Australia, Miller was off next to Cornell University where he had received a lacrosse scholarship.
A diagnosis of cancer in his sophomore year couldn’t keep Miller from the game he loved. After a year of treatment including chemotherapy and radical surgery that saw his knee joint and part of his tibia replaced, Miller returned to school and helped coach Cornell to a championship.
In 2006, Miller was back on the field where he joined with another future Orangeville Sports Hall of Fame member — Chris Sanderson — and was part of the team that won gold at World Men’s Field Lacrosse Championships in London, Ontario.
Chosen as both an Athlete and as a Builder, Lindsay Sanderson needs little introduction.
Known as both a leader and fierce competitor on the floor, Sanderson saw action with Brampton and Owen Sound, as well as Orangeville, before moving from on the bench to behind it.
He has coached every level from minor through Junior and on up to the National Lacrosse League, in addition to being a part of many provincial and national championship teams.
In 2010, Sanderson was inducted into the Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame under the Builder category and has been touted by many as one of the driving forces behind the success of the Northmen program.