His background is untraditional and his alter ego is unparalleled. It might surprise you that Connor Martin only started playing lacrosse at the age of 14 in his hometown of Lake Oswego, OR. Connor won two Oregon state championships and earned All-American honors before attending Chapman University. Despite growing up in a non-traditional hotbed, and late start to the game of lacrosse, Con quickly became a cornerstone to the Chapman University Men’s Lacrosse team – leading them to multiple successful seasons earning him back-to-back All American honors and MCLA Player of the Year awards. At Chapman he quickly emerged in the lacrosse spotlight through his off the field passions producing goofy videos and music, poking fun of his alter ego. Shortly after graduating, Connor was drafted by the Denver Outlaws and immediately grabbed the attention of the lacrosse world through his accomplishments on the field, disproving the age old myth that “club lacrosse players can’t play professionally”.
After three years in the MLL (Major League Lacrosse), and three consecutive Inside Lacrosse Personality of the Year Awards, Connor has not disappointed his fans by continuing to pursue his passions: playing and coaching lacrosse, producing videos and music with his band Con Bro Chill, and loving life to the fullest. When Connor isn’t traveling he lives in Portland, OR with his wife, Julia, who by comparison is a much better lacrosse player.
- Two-time All-American at Chapman University
- 2009-10 MCLA Player of the Year
- 2010 MLL Week 6 Rookie of the Week
- June 25th, 2011 Bud Light Player of the Game MLL
- 2010, 2011, 2012 Inside Lacrosse Personality of the Year
- Current Team: Ohio Machine #88
From a very young age Dillon aspired to be a professional hockey player. He was caught in many white lies stretching the truth about the pronunciation of his last name in order to match hall of fame hockey goaltender, Patrick Roy. Little did he know after being introduced to lacrosse in 5th grade – because all of his friends quit playing soccer to play lacrosse – that years later he would end up playing for his hometown team the Denver Outlaws. After finding many crossovers between hockey and lacrosse, Dillon had a successful career as an Angel at Denver East High School and was recruited to play at the University of Denver. Dillon had an immediate impact at DU. He started all four-years and was fortunate to serve as the team captain as a senior when legendary Coach Bill Tierney took over the reigns of the program in 2010. Shortly after graduating, he was drafted by the Denver Outlaws and found a role on the team bouncing between close defense, long stick middie, and occasionally taking face-offs.
Currently, Dillon resides in Denver, CO and spends his time coaching, training, playing, and learning as much as he can about the game of lacrosse. He is committed to his passion of becoming a better coach and influential role model for the players he works with. In addition, Dillon devotes much of his time serving as a volunteer coach, mentor, and board member for Denver City Lax, which is a non-profit organization that works to create opportunities for inner-city youth in Denver.
- FIL World Champion: Team Canada - 2014
- MLL Champion: Denver Outlaws - 2014
- USILA Scholar All-American – 2010
- USILA All-America Honorable Mention honors – 2010
- ECAC Defensive Play of the Year – 2010
- 3x First Team all Conference (ECAC & GWLL)
- Denver East High School Athletic Hall of Fame
- Current Team: Denver Outlaws #91
Our Story: Boom Town Beginning (The big Boom theory)
Connor and Dillon met after being drafted in the same class by the Denver Outlaws and quickly became friends after rooming together on the road. A strong bond developed between the two players due to their passion for lacrosse and similar backgrounds growing up out West, in non-traditional hotbeds. Realizing the impact lacrosse can have on players on and off the field, and reflecting on their positive and negative experiences growing up playing team sports, Connor and Dillon shared the same vision of starting a company that was capable of soundly teaching the game of lacrosse in a fun method and more importantly, teaching character through the game of lacrosse.
A quote that embodies Boom Town and its mission:
"Every kid around the world who plays soccer wants to be Pele. I have a great responsibility to show them not just how to be like a soccer player, but how to be like a man."
A quote that embodies our outlook on life:
“A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both.”
-Francois Auguste Rene Chateubriand