Born in New Westminster, British Columbia, Rich Catton had a stellar lacrosse career including playing four seasons for the New Westminster Junior “A” Salmonbellies. His Senior career saw him suit up for Vancouver, Surrey, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, Victoria and Coquitlam. Rich Catton played for the Mann Cup Champion Victoria Shamrocks in 2005.Among his numerous personal accolades, he was awarded Best Defensive Player with the Junior Salmonbellies in 1992; WLA Best Defensive Player with Maple Ridge in 1996; Selected to the WLA First All-Star team in 1996; Voted to the WLA Second All-Star team in 2003; Winner of the Wayne Goss Leadership Award in 2004; Selected as the WLA Unsung Hero Award in 2006. In addition, Rich played on Team Canada, winners of the Gold Medal in the World Indoor Championships in 2003. Rich also played with four teams during eleven seasons in the NLL which included winning an NLL Champions Cup with the Colorado Mammoth in 2006.Rich Catton was known for being an exceptionally reliable defensive player – the type of player any team would relish having on their roster.