As growing up in a family of mainly all men and being surrounded by Canada’s national sport, I had the honour of doing the Face Off at the Coquitlam Adanacs home game on July 11th. Lacrosse has been the number one sport in my family for as long as I can remember.
My father, Randy Delmonico is in the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame and the Coquitlam Sports Hall of Fame as part of the team of the 1980 Coquitlam Adanacs, placing in first. My uncles, Tony Delmonico and Nick Delmonico both played lacrosse at a high level as well. My great grandfather, Henry Delmonico was the builder of lacrosse throughout parts of Vancouver and his son, Herb Delmonico was a high level player in lacrosse as well. My cousins, Jordan Delmonico and Daniel Delmonico have played and coached lacrosse at high levels and found passions in it. My cousin Matt Delmonico went to the states for a lacrosse scholarship and has come back to play for the Coquitlam Senior Adanacs and the Vancouver Stealth. My brother, Kevin Delmonico has also played lacrosse as my father coached him.
Lacrosse is not just a sport in the Delmonico family but as you can see, it’s a huge part of our lives. I had an amazing honour of doing the face off. As growing up in a sweaty change room, and growing up with the Adanac family throughout my whole life, this was a blessed moment. Although my cousin, Matt Delmonico was not playing due to just being hired as a Port Coquitlam fire fighter, I had so much fun cheering on the Adanacs as more than half the team met me when I was a freshman in high school due to my father is a former coach and general manager of this team. A huge congrats to the Adanacs on their 15-6 victory and I hope to cheer you on in more games and best of luck with the season. Make Coquitlam proud!
Much love, Miss Teenage Coquitlam xox