UAlbany men’s lacrosse players Ty, Miles and Lyle Thompson, along with former standout Mike Banks, are all making appearances in “Crooked Arrows,” Hollywood’s first feature film about the sport of lacrosse. The movie, produced by J. Todd Harris, Mitchell Peck and Adam Leff, is set to open this Friday, May 18, with showings locally at Crossgates Cinema.

"Crooked Arrows" is a sports movie in the tradition of classics such as “The Mighty Ducks,” “Hoosiers,” and “Bend it Like Beckham.” The film follows a Native American high school team as they compete in the Prep School League against better equipped and trained players. Led by newly anointed head coach Joe Logan, the Crooked Arrows learn about their heritage as Native American lacrosse players, and take their new-found potential to the state championship against Coventry Academy.

The Thompsons, who are current student-athletes on the UAlbany lacrosse team, are featured in the film as players on the Crooked Arrows squad. Brothers Miles and Lyle are members of the Onondaga Nation, while cousin Ty is a member of Mohawk Nation, both of which have several representatives in the film. Former Great Dane Mike Banks, a 2011 graduate of UAlbany, makes an appearance as a player on the Coventry Academy team.

More information about the film can be found at www.crookedarrows.com. Check out the trailer below.


The preceding information was provided by Brianna LaBrecque, Interim Director of Athletic Communications for UAlbany.