Total Lacrosse Magazine

Lance Crafton

Age: 40
5'11"
 210 lbs
Favorite MLL Team:  Chesapeake Bayhawks
Favorite College Team:  Towson University
From Towson, MD
currently living in Red Lion, PA
I grew up in the Towson, MD area and have been playing lacrosse since 6 years old. I played lacrosse at Towson after High School and then moved onto a few club teams and then 1 1/2 years in the MLL until I injured my shoulder. I took the next year off to heal up and then in 2003, the U.S. invaded Iraq and I felt my patriotic duty to follow in my father's footsteps and join the Marine Corps where I spent the next 10 years of my life. After 3 deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, I was injured 3 times in 2011 by Improvised Explosive Devices and was medically separated from the Marine Corps. After a year of rehabilitation, I decided that I would get into coaching youth lacrosse while the military sent me back to school and I made weekly trips to Walter Reed for rehab. The love of lacrosse came back quick and then I vowed I would play again and since then have began to play in a Masters League in Maryland. I am currently a player on 6 field and box teams throughout the year. I also coach a youth team where I am the VP of Player Development and I am the Assistant Varsity Head Coach for the local high school
I currently play for: Total Lacrosse, Antikis Masters, Rockfish Masters, Outlaws Masters, Norrisville, Goldmembers Elite, SoloLax, Shredded Cheddar, Salt Shakerz, Flinchy's Box, York City Thunder Box, and Rocket Lacrosse.