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Draft Pick Q&A: Jamie McMahon


Name: Jamie McMahon

2016 Draft: 6th Round, 50th Overall

Height: 5’8”               Weight: 130 lbs                    Shoots: Right

Hometown: Mono, ON         Position: Defense/Transition

Minor Lacrosse Organization: Orangeville Northmen

Junior Lacrosse Team: Orangeville Jr. A Northmen

College Team: N/A

Twitter: @GeneralNohamcm

Instagram: @GeneralNohamcm

What type of player are you?

I’m just a little guy who plays defense and transition, who counteracts my physicality (or lack thereof) with my feet and lacrosse IQ.

What’s your pre-game meal?

Some sort of sandwich/wrap – rotation of jerk chicken, beans and rice wrap; chicken parm sandwich; shrimp and halibut burrito; or philly cheesesteak predominately – with a side of fries or pasta, and a coke.

Do you have any superstitions or pre-game rituals?

No crazy/weird superstitions, but I do have a lot of little things I like to do before a game (timing of doing things before the game, order in which I do them, etc.). I just try and do the same thing before every game to help keep me mentally focused.

Who has been the biggest influence on your lacrosse career?

My father (Bob McMahon – Assistant Coach, Calgary Roughnecks). Growing up, as a kid being around the locker rooms, and seeing all the shoot-arounds, practices, and games helped foster my knowledge of the game from a young age, and would not have been possible without him. He has taught me most of what I know today both on and off the floor through watching him coach, having him coach me in minor, and post-game critiques – both good and bad – throughout my junior career.

What jersey number did you wear growing up?

I wore #33 for my first year of junior and #7 for my remaining for years. I wore #33 because I was rookie and it was given to me. The reasoning behind #7 – there really is not any. As a little guy, a single digit was better and #7 was just a good sports number to me.

What NLL player did you look up to as a kid?

Bruce Codd. Another smaller player who had a very successful career out the back door, gave me a role model who I hope to emulate my own career after. The Orangeville connection also doesn’t hurt.

What is your favourite memory from Junior Lacrosse?

Winning the 2012 Minto Cup and winning the Ontario Finals/going to the Minto Cup in 2016 are memories 1A and 1B for me. The 2012 Minto Cup was special to me as not only did we achieve our goal in winning the Minto Cup, but I got to do it playing with my brother, in my first year ever playing with him. For memory 1B, although we did not win the final game this past year, we were able to get to overtime in game 5 of the finals, when some people did not even have us winning Ontario. Additionally, I got to do it with my best friends who I had grown up playing with since my novice years, which makes it a special memory for me.

What do you think will be the toughest/biggest adjustment to pro lacrosse?

Adjusting to the physicality that comes with playing against men, and adjusting to the speed at which the game is played, and at which the ball is moved.

What is one fun fact about you that not many people know about?

I don’t really know how to skate.

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