Field lacrosse has had an up-and-down history in Greater Victoria.
Largely replaced by box lacrosse in the 1930s, it resurfaced with the emergence of the Victoria Seasprays in 1980. The squad was part of a five-team B.C. league formed to promote the sport and prepare Western players for a shot at making Canada's team for the 1982 world championships.
Listing numerous Shamrocks on the roster, the club placed eight players on the 1982 national team. The team, later called the Payless and the Royal Waxmen, won championships in B.C. (eight titles), the Western U.S. (six titles) and Canada (four), going 142-3 through 1988.
Along the way were seven undefeated seasons, a string of 75 straight wins, and eight U.S. college scholarships earned.