Lade was a four year starter at Randolph and was named one of the top 100 prospects in the class of 2007 according to Inside Lacrosse. Lade was also a member of the U.S. U-19 team that won the gold medal at the 2008 U-19 International Lacrosse Federation World Championship in Coquitlam, British Columbia. Lade played his freshman year at Villanova before transferring to Syracuse to become one the best defenders in the country. John was a two time USILA First Team All-American while also recording All Big East and Tewaaraton Award nominee honors. Lade was selected in the third round of the 2011 MLL Draft by Boston, 16th overall. After three games with Boston, Lade was acquired by Rochester in a trade with the Cannons, which sent the Rattlers’ third round draft pick in the 2012 MLL Collegiate Entry Draft to Boston. Lade is currently an assistant coach for the Division 1 Manhattan Jaspers lacrosse team.
Lade was acquired by Rochester in a trade with Boston which sent Rochester’s third round draft pick in the 2012 MLL Collegiate Entry Draft to the Cannons. Rattlers owner Rob Clarke on Lade: “We are excited to have John Lade with the Rattlers next season. We love John’s pedigree and nastiness. That nastiness is something that our fans and organization crave in Rochester.”
2012: Played in 12 games with the Rattlers and recorded 27 groundballs.
2011: Played in 3 games with Boston and tallied 3 groundballs.
2008: Started all 15 games on defense for the Wildcats. Was named to the All-Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) First Team, was CAA All-Rookie Team honoree, and was the only freshman in the CAA to be a first-team all-conference choice. Led team with 53 groundballs.
U-19 TEAM USA:
Summer 2008: Anchored a U.S. defense that held four of its seven opponents to fewer than 10 goals and three of its foes to five goals or less, including the first shutout in U.S. U-19 history as the Americans defeated Japan, 27-0.