7/9/14 11:29 AM
DENVER – Denver Outlaws defenseman Dillon Roy is the ultimate homegrown kid. He was born in Denver, attended East High School, played four seasons at the University of Denver and was then drafted by the Outlaws.
At East High School, Roy earned All-America honors as a senior and participated in the Under Armour All-America game and the U.S. Lacrosse Senior Showcase. The Denver native was also named the Colorado lacrosse MVP and earned first team all-state honors as a sophomore.
After high school, Roy elected to move just five miles to play for his hometown Pioneers. At the University of Denver Roy picked up 195 ground balls, forced 82 turnovers and netted 10 goals in 62 games. During his time there he was named the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Defensive Player of the Year award and also made first-team All-ECAC.
The Outlaws drafted Roy with the 35th overall pick in the 2010 MLL Collegiate Draft. Since entering the league with Denver, Roy has recorded 122 ground balls which ranks seventh all-time in team history. He was also a key part of the Outlaws’ defense last year that allowed a league-low 139 points.
Despite being born in the US, Roy will be playing in his first World Championships, representing team Canada. Roy’s grandfather is Canadian which allows him to eligible for their team.