You’re born in Canada, you play hockey. It’s what you do. It’s what everyone does. And it was no different for Jordan MacIntosh. Born and raised in Oakville Ontario, and like every other Canadian kid, he laced up skates, grabbed a stick and skated on the ice. He was four.
But a year later Jordan’s athletic life changed forever. He started playing lacrosse. Although, he played hockey until his junior year in high school, his new love was on a lacrosse field. And he flourished.
Jordan went on to play at the Rochester Institute of Technology as a midfielder and was a two-time All American, scoring 79 goals and 29 assists in just two seasons. He was named the Conference Player of the Year in 2010-2011 and that year was drafted fourth overall to the Minnesota Swarm of the indoor National Lacrosse League, where for the next two seasons was named a first team All Star.
In 2012, Jordan began playing for the MLL Rochester Rattlers. He was named team captain in 2015 and has been a perennial All Star selection since joining the club. His dedication, hard work and talent earned him a spot on Team Canada, the 2014 and 2015 World Champions.
Today, Jordan is continuing his professional lacrosse career; he works out year round and gives back by teaching. He coaches in the Hingham MA Youth Lacrosse Program and at home in Canada, works at EDGE Lacrosse and the Hill Academy. He plays a ton of golf, runs in the off-season and hopes to run some marathons when his career is over.
It doesn’t matter where you’re born or what sport you’re supposed to play. What matters is to find your sport and your passion; your drive and determination will do the rest. For Jordan MacIntosh he found his sport when he was five and every day since, his heart has told him he was right.
We’re excited and proud to have Jordan as one of our Democracy Of Sweat Team Athletes.