Henry Ling - Varsity Head Coach
Henry was first called upon to NZ Lacrosse duties when New Zealand was the host nation for the 2011 Asia Pacific Lacrosse Championship. He handled the duties at the face off X with aplomb and his dominant performances in the middle have seen him firmly cement a spot in Team New Zealand’s face off unit for the games in Denver this summer.
The College Rifles stand out is one of many young Kiwis on the national team who having learned the game as a youngster and seeking to grow their skills invested the time and effort to travel to the States to play at a higher level. Henry made the trip over to play club ball in Portland with the lads from Rip City Riot LC.
Henry is a protege of Mt St Mary’s face off legend Jeremy Rualo Sr and works tirelessly to perfect his techniques in line with Coach Rualo’s teachings. He has great balance, excellent hand speed and a scientific approach to analyzing his wins and losses at the X which makes him a very intelligent face off player who gets stronger and better as the game goes on.