Congratulations to Brody McLean (Edge 2017) on his recent commitment to attend Stony Brook University. Brody has been with the Edge program for 5 years now and has truly developed and grown into one of the top 2017 attackmen in Ontario. Brody and his 2017 teammates enjoyed a tremendous amount of success in 2014. In June, Brody and the EDGE 2017 team went undefeated at the NSCLA National Cup, one of the biggest and high profile recruiting events of the summer. In July, the team went on to win the Philly Summer Invitational which earned the team a bid to the Dick's Tournament of Champions later this month in Florida (Dec 28-31st). In August, Brody was a member of Team Ontario U16 field at the Canadian Field Nationals, and helped Team Ontario defeat Team BC in the finals and capture gold for Ontario for the first time in 3 years!
Brody is best described as a complete attackman, with a soft touch around the net, great vision and good decision making, Brody is an impact player on offense. Brody has a remarkable first step and can use his speed and size to get underneath defenders and drive hard to the net. The 6'1, 175lbs attackman from Caledon, ON posses a tremendous shot, whether it's on the run, in tight, or from outside. Using his size and hands, Brody has no issues playing inside and is automatic around the cage.
Brody first began his lacrosse career at the age of 3, playing in the Caledon Minor Lacrosse Association and is now currently aspiring to play Junior lacrosse next summer. We would like to wish Brody the best of luck at Stony Brook, both in the classroom and on the field. We have no doubt that Brody will have a positive impact within their team! We had a chance to catch up with Brody about the recruiting process and his experience with Edge.
Where did you first begin playing lacrosse? Where are you currently enrolled/playing?
I started playing box when I was 3.5 years old for Caledon. I am currently planning on playing junior lacrosse next season as I just finished my minor lacrosse career.
Why did you choose Stony Brook?
I chose Stony Brook because of how I could see myself going there. The campus and facilities were amazing and they offer a great education. They also hold lacrosse to a very high standard which is something I am looking forward to.
What are you looking forward to most at Stony Brook?
What I am looking forward to most at stony brook is to play at a high level of lacrosse for a great coach. I also want to get a great education while still enjoying my college experience.
Future ambitions and goals beyond NCAA lax?
After playing NCAA lacrosse I am hoping to use my education that I receive to find a job that I enjoy and can make a living off of. I would also like to stay involved with lacrosse for as long as possible and help other Canadians get recruited.
When did you join Edge? Can you tell us about your experience in the program?
I joined edge lacrosse in the spring of 2009. My experience playing for edge was unreal. There is no way I would be committed or have even talked to any schools if it weren’t for edge. With all of the coaches giving me help with my game, I believe that I developed a lot as a player and as a person.
Any future advice for Edge members?
My advice to any future edge players would be to pursue your goals. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication but with the help that edge provides for you and if you stick with it than it will all pay off in end.
Favorite memory with Edge?
My favourite memory with edge would have to be from the past summer when we won NSCLA, Philly Invitational Showcase and many of us went on to win a National Championships with Team Ontario. It’s an honour to say I played with a team this talented as well as playing with a great group of guys.
Who did you look up to growing up?
The player I looked up to most as I grew up was Colin Doyle. I tried to model my game after him when I first started playing lacrosse. I would try to catch a few Rock games a year and I always looked forward to watching his creativity and ability to score.
Any shoutouts, special thanks?
I want to thank my parents and my sister for being so supportive of my passion. They were always there whether it was driving me 8 hours to Baltimore or cheering me on in Caledon. I would also like to thank the edge lacrosse program and coaching staff. If I hadn’t joined edge and gotten the advice and training that they provided I wouldn’t be where I am today. Lastly I want to thank my teammates for always being there on and off the field.
Brody - Fall Ball
EDGE 2017's win NSCLA National Cup
EDGE 2017's win Philly Summer Invitational