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“WHAT DOES NICHEMIS MEAN?”

Long before lacrosse was played by modern day Scarborough athletes, the Native American Abenaki tribe played lacrosse in “OWASCOAG, the land of tall grass” which is the area we now call Scarborough. The Abenaki had a word NICHEMIS, which translated to English means:

“LITTLE BROTHER, LITTLE SISTER, YOUNGER THAN I”

NICHEMIS is more than a word to Scarborough Lacrosse. It’s a tribute to the “Creators Game” and to the history of our land. But equally important, it’s a philosophy taught to all our players that is so much more important than lacrosse skills or wins and losses:

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SERVING OTHERS
RESPONSIBILITY TO COMMUNITY GIVING TIME AND EFFORT SELFLESSLY BEING A ROLE MODEL/ MENTOR

Where do you see NICHEMIS in action in Scarborough?

Graduates of the program coming back to coach teams:

Current coaches Zac Barrett, Gaelan Bayley, Nate McClellan, Eric Payne, Nick Prince, Shane Swinburn, Stephanie Messer Leonhartt’, and countless others.

Former Players currently in college reaching back to assist teams:

Conor Worthing, Cam Nigro, Cam Thibault, Kaitlin Prince, Hannah St. Germain, Maddie York, Liz Callahan, and several others.

Current Red Storm High School Players:

Our high school coaches and athletes take great joy in attending, leading, and engaging their “little brothers and little sisters” at SYL Kick off, Learn to Lax, youth practices and games. Not because they are told to, but because WANT to.

ONE TRIBE. SCARBOROUGH LACROSSE. NICHEMIS

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