Skip to content Skip to main navigation Skip to footer

Troyhann Santos


  • Inducted in 2019
  • Athlete

Troyhann began her distinguished career in 1982 when she registered for boys’ box lacrosse in the Whitby Minor Lacrosse Association, and she continued to develop her knowledge and skills by competing with and against boys’ teams for the next eight years.

In 1984, Troyhann’s considerable skills helped her earned a position with the Team Ontario Girls’ Field Lacrosse squad, and she would eventually compete for the province of Ontario at 10 National Women’s Field Lacrosse championships, capturing three gold medals along with five silvers and three bronze. Her prowess in field lacrosse caught the attention of coaches at no less than six universities in the United States, and she would ultimately become only the second Canadian woman in history to be awarded a lacrosse scholarship by an American school, choosing to attend James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

During her collegiate career as a member of the James Madison University Dukes, Troyhann helped lead the team to third place finishes in the Colonial Athletic Association in both 1992 and 1993 while garnering All-South Second Team honours in 1992 and All-South First Team honours in 1993; she was also named team co-captain in her senior year (1993).

At the international level, Troyhann represented Canada on four occasions, including the Commonwealth Games in Victoria, British Columbia in 1994 and the Women’s Field Lacrosse World Cup championships in 1997, 2001, and 2005. She served as the team captain for the Commonwealth Games squad and was Canada’s leading scorer in that tournament; she was also a co-captain of the 2001 and 2005 World Cup teams and finished seventh in scoring at the 2001 tournament.

Upon her retirement as a player, Troyhann has continued to devote her time and energy to the sport of lacrosse at the coaching and executive levels. She has coached Team Ontario boys’ and girls’ squads in both field and box lacrosse at numerous national championships, earning 12 medals, including nine gold, two silver, and one bronze. In November of 2018, Troyhann was named as Women’s Program Director for EDGE Lacrosse, the leading program in Canada for player development in the sport.

Back to top