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Burnaby's Tyler Kirkby named 2024 Arena Lacrosse League West MVP

The Burnaby South Secondary grad set new team and league records, including 116 points in 14 regular season games.
Burnaby's Tyler Kirkby (#19) was named the MVP and top offensive player in the 2024 Arena Lacrosse League West season.

It's not a typo.

Tyler Kirkby compiled 116 points in 14 regular season games, setting new Sea Spray LC franchise and Arena Lacrosse League (ALL) records.

The Burnaby athlete's remarkable campaign earned him the ALL West 2024 most valuable and top offensive player honours in landslide unanimous decisions.

Kirkby's final total included 98 assists, which, if applicable, would've still won him the league scoring title by 18 points. He added 18 goals along the way and an average of more than eight points per game.

"It’s his vision," said Sea Spray LC head coach Ian Paterson in a release about Kirkby's talents. He only missed one match all year long.

"Tyler just sees the game so well and he hopes up so much for his teammates with his passing. Our guys know if they get open, he will find them."

The previous ALL scoring record was set a season earlier in Ontario. John St. John tallied 107 points with the Oshawa Outlaws (ALL East) in 2023.

Kirkby, a 2012 grad of Burnaby South Secondary, completed his third year in ALL West.

As a rookie, he led the league with 49 helpers in 2022, adding 19 points in four playoff matches to ultimately lead the Sea Spray to the inaugural ALL West championship.

He finished second in his sophomore season with 42 assists in five fewer games, according to league statistics.

In 35 career ALL West games, Kirkby has recorded 189 assists and 235 points with a average of 6.7 points per game.

The ALL is a high-level development division for players seeking to play professionally, including the National Lacrosse League (NLL).

Kirkby played five years with SFU's field lacrosse team between 2014 and 2018.

He was also named MVP in his freshman and senior seasons in the Pacific Northwest Collegiate Lacrosse League (PNCLL), as well as four First Team All-Conference Attack selections.