NAVAN, ON – The Navan Grads of the Central Canada Hockey League (CCHL) are proud to announce that ’02 forward Zane Dalpe has committed to play NCAA Division I Lacrosse at High Point University in High Point, North Carolina.
Dalpe, 19 signed with the Grads prior to the 2019-2020 season. The Belle River, Ontario native suited up for 56 games in 2019-2020 and registered 12 goals, 15 assists and 27 points in his first season in the CCHL.
Dalpe was off to an electric start in 2020-2021 for the Grads when the season was shut down due to COVID-19. Dalpe said it was an incredibly hard decision accept the offer to join the High Point Lacrosse program, “Playing two sports that I love made it a challenge to decide what was best for me in the future.” Dalpe is well known as one of the top lacrosse players in Ontario. He was drafted 9th Overall by the Lakeshores Lacrosse Club in the 2019 Ontario Junior A Midget Entry Draft.
Dalpe said, “High Point University has an incredible campus and has produced a lot of good players who have moved on to pro. High Point is ranked annually in the top 20 teams in the United States.”
General Manager and Head Coach Marty Abrams said, “It’s with great pleasure that our program has released Zane’s commitment to play Division 1 Lacrosse at High Point University in North Carolina commencing in 2022. Zane’s development both on and off the ice and in the classroom the past two seasons has been remarkable. He’s a good teammate, highly coachable and is an intense competitor. As an organization anytime one of your players makes a commitment to further his education, we have achieved our goal. We are all very proud of Zane as he takes this next step in athletic/academic journey.”
Dalpe said he is eager to return to Navan to finish this season once we get the green light to return and that he has loved his time in a Grads jersey, “When I signed with Navan as a 17-year-old it was one of the best decisions I’ve made in my hockey career. I learned so many new things playing under the coaching staff. Navan treats you like professionals and it goes a long way developing players on and off the ice. My time with Navan has be more than I could have asked for.”
The Navan Grads organization is extremely proud of Zane and wish him and his family all the best in the future.