John Butkiewicz

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John Butkiewicz
Nationality Australia

John Butkiewicz is an Australian field lacrosse player who was named the best midfielder at both the 1978 and 1982 World Lacrosse Championships (WLC).[1] Butkiewicz represented Australia at a record five WLC's, from 1974 to 1990, and is in the Sport Australia Hall of Fame.[2][3]

Butkiewicz popularized the lacrosse face-off "clamp" that is widely used today.[2]


  1. ^ "Men's World Championship History - 2014 World Lacrosse Championship". US Lacrosse. Retrieved 26 July 2019.
  2. ^ a b O'Doherty, Fiona (15 December 2014). "Williamstown champion Lacrosse player John Butkiewicz inducted into Victoria University Sport Hall of Fame". Herald Sun. Hobsons Bay Leader. Retrieved 26 July 2019.
  3. ^ "John Butkiewicz - Lacrosse". Sport Australia Hall of Fame. Retrieved 26 July 2019.

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