Mitch McMicheal came out of nowhere last season to become an impact player with the Washington Stealth. Heading into year two, he just wants to help the club.“I expect to bring the same intensity and work ethic that I have been able to bring over my entire career and to build upon the experience I gained last season in Washington, along with my time spent with the Langley Thunder this summer” McMichael told us.
Last season McMichael came out of nowhere and became one of the Stealth’s more reliable scorers. Last season he scored 14 points but played in 14 games after going undrafted.
“At this point it doesn’t matter to me what type of role I play in 2014 as long as I am able to contribute in some way to the success of this tremendous organization. Whether that be in the offensive end clearing space and contributing in the point department or at the back end playing our system and moving the ball up the floor with intelligence, and winning face offs if I get that opportunity”
The Stealth have a new look not just on the floor, but in the league as well. They moved to Langley this season and will be known as the Vancouver Stealth, and they have some interesting roster moves already. They signed all of their draft picks and added for camp Jamie Shewchuk, Alex Gajic, Aaron Pascas and Mike Mallory.
“With an organization such as the one we have in Vancouver, it was seamless in terms of adapting to the high level of lacrosse because of what I was able to absorb from the coaching staff and my teammates. I’m very fortunate to have learned from some great ball players in both the offensive end in Lewis Ratcliff and Rhys Duch and in the defensive end from guys like Kyle Sorenson and Mike Grimes. These guys have an exceptionally high lacrosse IQ and I learned a tremendous amount about the NLL from those four.”