3d Lacrosse Founder and CIO Jamie Munro Inducted into Brown University's Athletic Hall of Fame
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Jamie Munro, 3d Lacrosse’s Founder and Chief Innovation Officer, was inducted into the Brown University Athletic Hall of Fame at the 41st Induction Dinner held at the Omni Hotel on Friday, Oct. 22.
A three-time All-Ivy League selection and an All-American as a senior captain in 1989, Munro was honored at this past weekend’s ceremony welcoming 16 individuals and one team to the university’s prestigious Athletic Hall of Fame.
“It’s moving to be honored by my alma mater and inducted to a Hall of Fame that includes an unbelievable list of men and women,” Munro said. “I am truly grateful to be recognized in this way and to be mentioned alongside so many impressive individuals who’ve done amazing things both as athletes and as people.”
A star in lacrosse and soccer at the nearby Moses Brown School, Munro played midfield as a freshman and would spend the next three seasons as an attackman. He finished up his career at Brown as the school’s fifth all-time leading scorer at the time, having amassed 152 total points on 88 goals and 64 assists. That number currently puts him as the program’s 14th all-time point producer.
A fan of Brown sports teams since his earliest days, Munro told those in attending the ceremony that even as a young boy he wanted to play sports at Brown and got himself involved as soon as he could.
"I have been around Brown Athletics since I was a kid,” Munro said.
“I played in the Brown soccer leagues, I was a ball boy for the lacrosse and soccer teams, and I went to their practices almost every day in middle school. Several of my high school teammates, including Bernie Buonanno and Tom Gagnon, went on to Brown and I was fired up to follow in their footsteps. To come full circle and be a part of this group is incredibly special."
After graduating from Brown, Munro went on to play for the Boston Blazers of the Major Indoor Lacrosse League – now the National Lacrosse League – and a few years after become an assistant coach at Yale University. In 1998, Munro was hired as the head coach at the University of Denver. He eventually led the Pioneers to the NCAA tournament in 2006 and 2008.
In 2009, Munro started 3d Lacrosse with his wife, Sara, and began focusing heavily on developing what would become the now-proprietary Box-Field Hybrid Development System that has helped fuel the growth of the company.
Munro was the only lacrosse player honored at this past weekend’s Induction Dinner, but a large group of friends, former teammates, family members and former Brown lacrosse alumni were there to celebrate the occasion.
“This past weekend I found myself reflecting on the game of lacrosse and all that it’s done for me and my family,” Munro said.
“And I realize how important my time at Brown really was and what it did for me as a student-athlete. It put me on a course to truly love and respect the game and my college playing days really marked the beginning of what became a career – a life – built around the passion that I have for this sport and sharing that with others.”
The success of the Brown men’s lacrosse team in 2016 made the Athletic Hall of Fame induction that much more special for Munro and the others in attendance, including some of his lifelong friends.
“It goes without saying that this is a weekend I’ll never forget,” Munro said. “All these years later, I’m more proud than ever before to be a Brown alumni.”
Read the full list and details of the 2016 Brown University Athletic Hall of Fame inductees via the University’s release.
About 3d Lacrosse 3d Lacrosse is the nation’s fastest-growing lacrosse services company, offering innovative training, premier events, select travel teams, recruiting showcases and leagues for boys and girls ages six through 18 at all levels of organized competition. Founded in 2009, the Company trains more than 35,000 athletes annually using its proprietary Box-Field Hybrid™ Development System that combines the tight stick-handling and ball control of box lacrosse with the team-based field strategies used in Division I college programs. In addition to lacrosse-specific training, professional coaches help players develop lifelong skills, including dedication, teamwork and critical thinking under pressure. Based in Denver, 3d Lacrosse also has offices in Annapolis, Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Detroit, Hartford, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Portland, San Diego and San Francisco. Learn more at www.3dLacrosse.com.
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