Dawn Ranns grew up in Baldwinsville, New York where she started her lacrosse career. In 1997 she accepted a scholarship to Division II NCAA Limestone University in Gaffney, South Carolina. She was a four-year standout on the women's lacrosse team from 1998 through 2001. A four-time All-American, she joined a fledgling program and gave it instant credibility as the Saints finished in the top-10 in three of her four years. Dawn posted 62 career goals, 22 assists, 128 groundballs, and 50 caused turnovers and was inducted in the Limestone Athletics Hall of Fame in 2006. Following her lacrosse career, she continued to coach in three lacrosse clubs, Boiling Spring South Carolina, Inman South Carolina, and Spartanburg South Carolina. During that time Dawn coached U6-U15 lacrosse in the local community. In 2020, Dawn and family moved to Metchosin to be closer to her husband's family who grew up in Canada. Over the past three years, Dawn has occasionally worked with the Royal Bay female lacrosse academy and the JDF female club teams. In 2022, Dawn was elected to an executive member position for JDF Lacrosse Association in the first female vice president role.
I am new to lacrosse, my daughter started playing at the age of 9, two years ago in girls field lacrosse. She enjoyed playing, unfortunately there were not enough girls in her age group that the girls could not play games, so she changed to co-ed. Our family has really enjoyed the Lacrosse community. I played basketball and volleyball growing up and loved team sports. I would like to help the girls' lacrosse grow and help build confidence to the young girls starting out.
Maya Iles started playing lacrosse only two years ago with the JDF female field lacrosse club. Maya has also played Eagles lacrosse U17 for the 2023 female box lacrosse session this year. Maya joined the Royal Bay lacrosse academy in grade nine where she plays defense for the Ravens. Maya has grown to love lacrosse and is excited to continue to grow in her own skills as well as give back to the Westshore community to grow the sport.