Throwback Thursday #tbt

This week’s Throwback Thursday player is Dan “Swoop” Stroup.

MILL/NLL Career:

  • 1995 Baltimore Thunder
  • 1998 Ontario Raiders
  • 1999-02 Toronto Rock
  • 2003-04 Vancouver Ravens
  • 2005-06 Colorado Mammoth
  • 2007-08 Edmonton Rush
  • 2009 Portland LumberJax

NLL Regular Season Statistics:

GP 182, G 294, A 235, Pts. 529, LB 766, PM 78


GP 14, G 30, A 13, Pts. 43, LB 62, PM 2

Won 4 Champions Cups as a player:

  • 1999 Toronto Rock
  • 2000 Toronto Rock
  • 2002 Toronto Rock
  • 2006 Colorado Mammoth

Won 1 Champions Cup as an assistant coach:

  • 2010 Washington Stealth

Scored 790 points in 339 games in the Western Lacrosse Association winning a Mann Cup with the Coquitlam Adanacs in 2001.

Inducted in the National Lacrosse League Hall of Fame in 2010 and the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2016.

Gary Groob
Gary Groob

Gary Groob has been involved with Lacrosse for the majority of his life, whether playing, coaching, or covering the sport for the media.

An avid fan, with a real drive about helping to “grow the game”, Gary became part of podcasts about the game in 2010. Through the podcasts, Mr. Groob was given an opportunity to write about lacrosse, and the rest as they say, is history.

Through many miles (flying and driving) Gary has made inroads with the National Lacrosse League, Major Series Lacrosse League, the Ontario Lacrosse Association, as well as the Arena Lacrosse League, covering the leagues, their teams, and players, working for, and in concert with all of them.

In the year 2020, Mr. Groob was made the media person for the Arena Lacrosse League, voted onto the board of directors of the Brampton Excelsiors Lacrosse Club, as well as being made administrator of the Lacrosse page “Global Lacrosse” with a membership of 9000 members in over 90 Countries. Gary was also made an administrator of Lacrosse History Past Present and Future in 2022.

Mr. Groob co-hosts a weekly Lacrosse show on Spanglish Sports World, and ZingoTV channel 250, as well as writes a weekly lacrosse column for La Portada Canada News (both in print, and online).

Gary also hosts a Lacrosse talk show and podcast for The Edge of Philly Sports Network, seen live Sunday nights at 9pm (ET), and archived on the Edge of Philly YouTube page, as well as Spotify.

Mr. Groob’s other sports interests include Hockey, Football, Boxing, Wrestling, and Baseball, competing competitively in Boxing and Wrestling for many years.