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Linklater Commits to Lenoir-Rhyne University



ELEV8 Elite Student-Athlete Mitchell Linklater Commits to Lenoir-Rhyne University

Calgary AB, February 15, 2017 – Media Release – ELEV8 Lacrosse President Geoff Snider is pleased to announce that ELEV8 Elite attackman Mitchell Linklater has committed to Lenoir-Rhyne University.  Linklater, originally from Saskatchewan, will head south this fall to Hickory, North Carolina.  He will be the third ELEV8 student-athlete to join the Bears program, a member of the South Atlantic Conference, within the last year.

Linklater who graduated from Evan Hardy Collegiate in 2016 with a 4.0 GPA is also a multisport athlete and enjoys playing hockey, football and badminton.  After his third year in the ELEV8 Fall Elite program, Linklater was able to secure a spot at the Division II Lenoir-Rhyne University.

Mitchell is planning to obtain a degree in “veterinary medicine or another medicine related path alternatively”.  He stated “whether it was on or off the field, the [ELEV8] coaches prepared us as not only lacrosse players, but diligent and responsible young men. They stressed work ethic in the classroom first above everything else, and after having received my academic scholarship I, now realize the impact of my efforts “.  His athletic goal “is to pursue a starting spot, hopefully as a freshman”.

“The fact that I had to drive 6 hours to Calgary and another 6 hours home should sum up the respect regarding the level of coaching I was surrounded by.  [ELEV8 Coaches] are elite level athletes at the top of their game who have lived the experiences I plan on working very hard to achieve. “

“Playing sports in University is quite a commitment. Snider stated. “We’re extremely proud of him. Mitch’s work ethic and leadership skills will allow him to succeed at any level as he continues his lacrosse career.  His commitment to his academics and as a well-rounded athlete will help him immensely next fall when he steps foot on the Bears’ campus. We have no doubt he will contribute positively to the Lenoir-Rhyne community. “

ELEV8 Lacrosse is a Calgary based coaching organization founded by Geoff Snider In 2007. ELEV8 is aimed to develop and provide the highest level of instruction for the growing sports of field and box lacrosse for Canadian student-athletes. Since its inception, ELEV8 has broadened its scope to include grassroots implementation; hybrid lacrosse, Elite box lacrosse, and Elite field lacrosse development, as well as, NCAA recruiting and guidance for student-athletes and families.

For more information regarding ELEV8 Lacrosse, please contact:

ELEV8 Lacrosse

Phone: (403) 479-4307




June 9, 2020. ELEV8 Lacrosse is excited to resume all in-person program instruction. In alignment with the Alberta Government Relaunch - Stage 2 announcement on June 9, 2020 skills practice development and competition on city-owned sports fields and indoor venues will begin starting June 12, 2020. Accordingly, we are continually monitoring COVID-19 developments with the guidance of Alberta Health Services and the City of Calgary Officials. The safety of ELEV8 Lacrosse student-athletes, coaching staff, and families is paramount, and any future decisions involving instructional changes will be communicated electronically to registered members should the need arise. ELEV8 Summer Box Camp and additional programs are now open for registration.