Athlete Spotlight: Braden Artem
March 26, 2012
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A senior Business Administration major from Acton, Ontario, Braden Artem has been playing lacrosse almost his entire life.
A big fan of the sport and former player, Braden’s father, got him and his two older brothers involved in the sport at an early age. While field lacrosse was not introduced in Canada until Braden was 14, he began playing indoor (or box) lacrosse at the age of five. At the age of 14, Braden began playing on his town’s club team, the Halton Hills Bulldogs.
Citing both academic and athletic reasons for choosing Catawba, Braden enjoyed his visit to Salisbury and wanted to join the family-like atmosphere created by both the college itself and Coach Bourque’s lacrosse program.
When asked about his favorite part of Catawba, Braden talks about the camaraderie of the lacrosse team as well as the North Carolina weather. “The weather in the south doesn’t hurt. Coming from the far north, it’s nice to be able to wear shorts and sandals most of the school year,” he says.
A final acknowledgement to the Catawba Lacrosse team had Braden touting an excellent season, leaving the team with a current record of 8-2. “We had a disappointing loss on our Florida trip, but we plan on making a push for the first ever Regular Season Conference Championship in Catawba Lacrosse history.”
Come show your support for Braden and the rest of the lacrosse team as they push towards that first ever Deep South Conference championship!