Athlete - Lacrosse
Born and raised in Whitby, Zack first suited up on a lacrosse floor at just 3 years of age. He spent many summers playing with the Whitby Warriors and the Oshawa Blue Knights, while also playing hockey for the Whitby Wildcats each winter.
Zack played his junior lacrosse for the Whitby Warriors and received the Joey Nieuwendyk Award as Rookie of the Year for 2002. He also earned the Dean McLeod Award for Playoff MVP in 2004. In the fall of 2005, Zack headed to Duke University on a lacrosse scholarship.
In his four years at Duke, Zack was named an All-American three times, including two first-team selections. He ended his career at Duke as the all-time leader in goals scored for both the university and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), and was the recipient of the Jack Turnbull Award, presented to the USILA (United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association) Attackman of the Year, following his 2008 season. After graduating from Duke, Zack used his fifth year of eligibility to pursue his MBA degree at Bryant University.
Zack began his professional career in box and field lacrosse in 2009. He was drafted third overall in both the Major League Lacrosse (MLL) and National Lacrosse League (NLL) drafts. He spent time with the Long Island Lizards, the Denver Outlaws, and the Dallas Rattlers of the MLL, winning a championship with Denver in 2014. During his nine seasons in the NLL, Zack amassed more than 500 points (including 275 goals) and he won back-to-back league championships with Edmonton and Saskatchewan in 2015 and 2016 respectively. He also played one season in Major Series Lacrosse (MSL) for the Brampton Excelsiors, winning the Mann Cup alongside his brother Bill in 2011.
On the international stage, Zack won a silver medal with Team Canada and was named to the All-World team at the U-19 World Field Lacrosse Championships in 2003. He was first selected to the Senior Men’s National Field Lacrosse Team in 2010, followed by another selection in 2014 where he helped lead Canada to a gold medal victory over the United States. Zack also won a gold medal with Canada’s Senior Men’s Box Lacrosse Team in 2015 at the World Indoor Lacrosse Championships.
In addition to his efforts on the field of play, Zack has enjoyed a career in the sports and entertainment world as an investor and marketing professional. He currently lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife Kristine and daughters Harlynn and Kinsley.
Athlete - Hockey
Jay enjoyed his entire minor hockey experience playing in his hometown of Whitby, Ontario. After his graduation from the Whitby Minor Hockey Association (WMHA), he played one season for the Oshawa Legionnaires of the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL), winning the BJ Monroe Trophy as the league’s Top Pro Prospect and the Jack Ferguson award, commonly known as the “Fergie”, as the player selected first overall in the 1998 Ontario Hockey League (OHL) Priority Selection.
Jay was selected first overall in that draft by the Brampton Battalion, giving him the added distinction of being the first-ever pick in the history of the franchise. Harrison played his entire 4-year OHL career with the Battalion, and was selected to represent Canada at the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships on two occasions. He was a medalist in each tournament, earning a bronze medal in 2001 and silver in 2002.
Harrison was selected in the third round of the 2001 National Hockey League (NHL) Entry Draft, 82nd overall, by the Toronto Maple Leafs, and he made his NHL debut in 2006 against the Montreal Canadiens. In 2007, Jay signed a 1-year contract with EV Zug of the National League A in Switzerland. Honing his skills and gaining valuable experience overseas, Jay returned to North America in early 2008 to rejoin the Maple Leafs for the remainder of that season.
In the summer of 2008, Jay signed with the Carolina Hurricanes of the NHL where he established himself as an everyday defenseman over six-plus seasons. The pinnacle of his career came in 2013, when he represented Canada at the IIHF World Hockey Championships in Stockholm, Sweden.
In 2014, Jay was traded to the Winnipeg Jets where he played the final two years of his professional career. He played in 372 games over the course of his NHL career, registering 23 goals, 52 assists, and 360 penalty minutes.
Athlete - Lacrosse
Troyhann began her distinguished career in 1982 when she registered for boys’ box lacrosse in the Whitby Minor Lacrosse Association, and she continued to develop her knowledge and skills by competing with and against boys’ teams for the next eight years.
In 1984, Troyhann’s considerable skills helped her earned a position with the Team Ontario Girls’ Field Lacrosse squad, and she would eventually compete for the province of Ontario at 10 National Women’s Field Lacrosse championships, capturing three gold medals along with five silvers and three bronze. Her prowess in field lacrosse caught the attention of coaches at no less than six universities in the United States, and she would ultimately become only the second Canadian woman in history to be awarded a lacrosse scholarship by an American school, choosing to attend James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
During her collegiate career as a member of the James Madison University Dukes, Troyhann helped lead the team to third place finishes in the Colonial Athletic Association in both 1992 and 1993 while garnering All-South Second Team honours in 1992 and All-South First Team honours in 1993; she was also named team co-captain in her senior year (1993).
At the international level, Troyhann represented Canada on four occasions, including the Commonwealth Games in Victoria, British Columbia in 1994 and the Women’s Field Lacrosse World Cup championships in 1997, 2001, and 2005. She served as the team captain for the Commonwealth Games squad and was Canada’s leading scorer in that tournament; she was also a co-captain of the 2001 and 2005 World Cup teams and finished seventh in scoring at the 2001 tournament.
Upon her retirement as a player, Troyhann has continued to devote her time and energy to the sport of lacrosse at the coaching and executive levels. She has coached Team Ontario boys’ and girls’ squads in both field and box lacrosse at numerous national championships, earning 12 medals, including nine gold, two silver, and one bronze. In November of 2018, Troyhann was named as Women’s Program Director for EDGE Lacrosse, the leading program in Canada for player development in the sport.