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Native Stars Dominate Pro Lacrosse: Thompson Brothers Set World Record

A world record for most brothers in a professional lacrosse game was set by the Onondaga Nation's Thompson brothers.
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Four Thompson Bros at the Swarm 2017 NLL season in historic fashion Saturday vs. Saskatchewan Rush. l to r #22 Jerome, #4 Lyle, #2 Miles, Saskatchewan Rush ’s #74 Jeremy.

The world-renowned lacrosse-playing Thompson brothers set a World Record this Saturday, January 7th, as all four took to the field for the season-opener of the Georgia Swarm vs Saskatchewan Rush in Duluth, Georgia.

After playing in Saturday’s game, the Guinness world record title of “Most siblings to compete in same professional lacrosse game” went to all four Thompson brothers of the Onondaga Nation. Miles, Lyle, and Jerome played for the Swarm, while their oldest brother Jeremy, who played for the two-time Champion Cup winner Saskatchewan Rush, share the new world record.

According to a Swarm media release, Lyle Thompson was excited to compete against his siblings. “It’s pretty cool that I get the opportunity to be on the same floor as all my brothers, all people I’ve always looked up to and who have taught me a lot.”

It was National Lacrosse League’s pro lacrosse player Jeremy Thompson’s first visit to Georgia with the Rush. “It’s always quite the accomplishment when you get to play at the highest level of lacrosse and to be playing against the brothers. It makes it that much more meaningful,” he said. “It’s not every sports season you get to see a group of brothers playing amongst or against each other at such a high level of lacrosse.”

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Georgia Swarm's Miles Thompson (#2), looks beyond defense.

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Nick Sakiewicz, Commissioner of the National Lacrosse League said, “Having four incredibly talented siblings and world class lacrosse athletes play in our league is a rare feat, and a testament to their athletic skill and passion for box lacrosse.”

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Georgia Swarm's Jordan Hall fights for the ball against Saskatchewan's Mike Messenger (#8) during the second half of Saturday's game.

The Georgia Swarm made headlines during the 2016 season when they added forward Jerome Thompson from the Buffalo Bandits to reunite with his younger brothers, Lyle and Miles Thompson, on the NLL Lacrosse team.

The Thompson brothers take a picture with young fans. Photo - Facebook - Georgia Swarm - Kyle Hess

The Thompson brothers take a picture with young fans.

Except for a brief lead by Saskatchewan during the second quarter, the Swarm otherwise maintained a steady lead with a solid defense. All three Swarm brothers made the board with Miles scoring four goals to start off the 2017 season. The Swarm won the match-up with a final of 18 to 10.

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