By Darryl G. Smart
Bomberry was among the seven individuals and one team when the Hall announced its inductees.
Bomberry now joins his father, Cap Bomberry, who was inducted in 2001.
Cam Bomberry has always been a great ambassador not only for Six Nations, but for the sport of lacrosse throughout his playing and coaching career.
Among his accomplishments as a player, Bomberry captured a Minto Cup with the Six Nations Arrows in 1992. That year he led the team on and off the floor as the team’s captain, winning the Jim McConaghy Memorial Trophy, as Minto Cup Most Valuable Player.
Collegiately, Bomberry crossed the border and was a star for Nazareth College, where he was a three-time All-American and led his team to a NCAA Division 3 national title.
Back to the indoor game, he then capture two Mann Cups with the Six Nations Chiefs in 1994 and 1996.
As a professional, Bomberry played eight seasons in the National Lacrosse League with the Rochester Knighthawks, Buffalo Bandits, and New Jersey Storm. His winning ways followed him, as he helped the Knighthawks to the NLL title in 1997.
The 2016 Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame inductee also led his teams on the international stage, playing for Team Canada in 1988 World U19 championship, before representing the Iroquois Nationals four times. Among those appearances with the Iroquois Nationals, he won a bronze medal at the 2014 FIL World Championships.
Bomberry is also a coach and mentor to many Indigenous youth and athletes locally and around the world thanks to his time spent growing the game around the globe.