Kahnawa’kehró:non Koleton Marquis has continued to take the lacrosse world by storm, by being selected fourth overall by the Peterborough Lakers in the Major Series Lacrosse draft last Sunday.
“It felt great, it was kind of a long process because there wasn’t really too much information about the draft and which teams were picking, so I was kind of going into it blind,” Marquis told The Eastern Door. “But I’m super, super happy. Where I ended up, with Peterborough, it’s an unreal lacrosse community.”
Marquis said he knows he’ll fit in well with the team.
“I can’t wait to get down there. I know a couple of guys on the team, so I think that’ll help and definitely make me more comfortable in the locker room, I’m super excited,” he said.
Though Marquis is dominating the world of elite lacrosse, he’s still had to balance his time between sport and school. He’s currently a sophomore at John Hopkin’s University.
“It’s a lot, we usually have lacrosse four times a week Monday to Friday, and lifting three times a week Monday to Friday, so it can be challenging to balance it all together,” he said. “But once you got a good rhythm and stayed consistent, that helped me out a lot.”
Marquis hopes that younger Kahnawa’kehró:non will continue to impress in lacrosse and encourages them to commit to the sport.
“Just try to get your name out there as best as you can. I know for myself I tried to go to as many tournaments and play for as many teams as I can,” he said. “Get your exposure out there. That’s the best thing a kid can do.”