Eric Perroni was born in Oshawa in 1964 where he attended Dr. Robert Thornton public school. His secondary and post-secondary education was obtained from Anderson Collegiate in Whitby and Centennial College in Scarborough respectively.
Eric’s lacrosse career was extensive. He played for Whitby Junior A lacrosse teams from 1980 to 1985, winning Minto Cups in 1980 and 1984, then moving to Major Senior lacrosse with the Brooklin Redmen, playing from 1986 to 2000 and winning Mann Cups in 1987, 1988, 1990, and 2000.
Eric was voted the Ontario Lacrosse Association Defensive Player of the Year in 1994.