Miles Gives Thanks

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Thankful For Lyle

Honestly, I do not know what it would be like to not play lacrosse alongside my brother. From the backyard, to high school, to college and now in the National Lacrosse League, I am always thankful to be in the position I am in. Every day we push each other to make one another better, because there is always room for improvement.

Playing with Lyle gives us a big advantage on the field. We are brothers; we grew up in the same house so we know exactly what each other are thinking. We can also communicate in Iroquois, so no one really knows what we are saying. I can scream across the field “Lyle, backdoor cut” in Iroquois making sure he’s the only one who can hear me.

I am very thankful for that, not many people can play a professional sport with their brother on the same team, it’s pretty incredible. Every time I pick up my stick and take the field, I always give thanks. Thankful for having two legs to be able to play, thankful to have the athleticism I have and thankful for my family. Lyle and I will always have each other’s backs, on and off the field.

Another reason I am where I am is because of my older brother Jerome. Through him, I learned to never give up. When Lyle is not there to push me at practice, I can always find more strength deep in myself to keep on going. My family has taught me a lot, not just in a lacrosse aspect, but in life as well, and I never take that for granted.

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