Satisfied with Adelaide silver

Matthew Devoy never expected to make the WA lacrosse side, let alone collect a silver medal. Picture: Martin Kennealey d420498
Matthew Devoy never expected to make the WA lacrosse side, let alone collect a silver medal. Picture: Martin Kennealey d420498

WA lost the grand final to South Australia 18-10, despite heading into the championships as favourites after defeating Victoria 11-6 in last year’s national final.

‘It was definitely a new experience and we did okay,’ Devoy said.

The 24-year-old said when trying out for the WA men’s lacrosse team he was only going for the experience and was not expecting to make it into the State side.

‘It was a huge shock and honour to be selected,’ he said.

Devoy started playing lacrosse in Year 7 when player Tim Kennedy organised a skills clinic at his school.

He now plays for East Fremantle.

‘The thing that sets lacrosse apart from most sports for me is the fact that there is no one perfect body type,’ Devoy said.

‘For example, basketball you have to be tall, football it’s good to be lean and rugby you have to be muscular, whereas lacrosse you can be short and overweight and be just as valuable to a team.’