It was a shock in the college lacrosse world when Brendan Bomberry transferred from Denver after his sophomore year to play for the Syracuse Orange. The junior midfielder had just come off a season where he led the country with 11 man-up goals and was poised to make the jump from second midfield line to first. Instead, he bolstered an already potent Syracuse offense and was moved to attack in the middle of the season to capitalize on his scoring ability.
Bomberry finished the season second on the team with 28 goals, a number he duplicated the following season in his senior year when he led the team in goals. He was a captain on the Orange his final year, leading the young team to their 11th-straight NCAA Tournament before being knocked out by Cornell in the first round.
Hailing from the Six Nations reserve in Ontario, Bomberry had the opportunity to represent the Iroquois Nationals in the 2014 World Lacrosse Championship in Colorado and again in the 2018 tournament this past summer in Israel. He contributed three goals and two assists in the tournament en route to a bronze medal finish for the Iroquois Nationals.
Name: Brendan Bomberry
Date of birth: June 17, 1995
Height: 6’ 1”
Shooting hand: Right
Jr. Team: Six Nation Arrows
Sr. Team: Six Nation Chiefs
When did you start playing lacrosse?
I started playing lacrosse when I was 3 years old.
Did you play any other sports growing up?
I was actually more focused on hockey up until a couple of years ago, I stopped playing when I went to college.
What do you think your biggest strengths in your game are?
I think my biggest strength of my game is definitely my lacrosse IQ.
Do you see your game as having any weaknesses?
Definitely, I think even the best players in the world have weaknesses. There is always room for improvement.
Who was your favorite player growing up that you tried to model your game after?
Growing up my favorite player was definitely John Tavares.
What was it like to play for the Iroquois Nationals in the 2018 FIL World Championships in Israel?
Anytime you have an opportunity to represent your people and family on the world stage it’s definitely special. Definitely a huge honor to be a part of the Iroquois Nationals.
What did you take away from the experience?
I just tried to enjoy every second of it, never know if I’ll have that opportunity again so I just wanted to make the most of it, especially being able to play with and against some of the best players in the world.
What is your favorite food?
My favorite food is definitely pizza and wings.