Doug Deschner BW

Doug Deschner
Field Player -  2013

Doug Deschner began playing lacrosse with the Norburn Association in 1970. From an early age he knew he wanted to play NCAA lacrosse in the US, but BC Field Lacrosse was in the development stage in the late 1970’s. He was recruited and offered a Division 1 lacrosse scholarship by the University of Baltimore in 1981. He was a pivotal contributor at Baltimore and was one of the BC pioneers to complete his degree while playing NCAA Division 1 lacrosse.Doug continued to play Field Lacrosse after graduation – a journey that had him play with teams in BC, Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario. In 1984, Deschner competed with the College Place Club from New Westminster where he lead his team in scoring and a National Championships silver medal. That same year, he moved to Edmonton where he played and coached his club Field Lacrosse team. In 1985, his College Place team again took silver in the Ross Cup Championships and the next year, Doug was transferred to Winnipeg, where he played on Team Manitoba and won the Victory Cup and All-Canadian honours.In 1988, he was on the move to Ontario where he won a Mann Cup with the Brooklin Redmen in Box Lacrosse, won an Ontario Field Championship and Ross Cup silver medal with the Oshawa Blue Knights field squad. In 1989, Deschner was back in BC and won another Mann Cup with the New Westminster Salmonbellies. He was also selected to the 1990 Canadian National Men’s Field Lacrosse team that won silver at the World Championships in Australia.Doug has served in numerous executive positions and currently a director of the Canadian Lacrosse Foundation.