The Toronto Rock recently signed three new recruits to one year contracts. One of the men looking to secure a 2015 NLL roster spot is 22 year old Dylan Webster of Brampton, ON. Webster is currently a senior attackman with the Quinnipiac Bobcats in the NCAA (Division 1), and during his summers plays box lacrosse for his hometown Excelsiors.
Webster has been proving his worth all through his junior career as an over a point a game player. In his first and only year of Jr B with Halton Hills, he scored 87 points in just 19 games, earning rookie of the year honours. At the next level, in Jr A with Brampton, he scored 182 points in 70 games between 2008 and 2013. These impressive stats caught the eye of the Quinnipiac coaches, who brought Webster on even though he had limited experience playing field lacrosse, as until high school, his focus was only on the box game. Webster did spend time with the EDGE lacrosse program, learning to play field lacrosse during his high school years, while also playing for his high school, St Edmund Campion, where he was team captain and MVP in his senior year on the team that he helped to found.
Webster’s biggest strength is his ability to win clean face-offs. While playing for the EDGE senior elite team in 2009, he won 75% of face-offs, which is an absolutely breathtaking number that is not seen very often. In his three years at Quinnipiac, he has averaged over 50% on face-offs, while adding 69 points in 40 games and earning All-Rookie honours as a freshman. Now a senior, he is a leader on his team.
In nine regular season MSL games, Webster has scored two goals and 11 assists, with a 67% faceoff win percentage. Brampton did not make the playoffs this past season.
In 2008, Webster was awarded the Brampton Minor Lacrosse Association’s Citizenship Award, given to the person who “demonstrates high academic achievement, good citizenship and commitment to the development of young lacrosse players,” showing that Webster is not just a player, but a true student of the game as well, and one that the Rock were wise to sign.