Ryder Bateman (born February 18, 1980 in Calgary, Alberta) is a professional lacrosse player. He plays for the Portland LumberJax of the National Lacrosse League and the Victoria Shamrocks of the Western Lacrosse Association . In 2005 Bateman made his debut in the NLL, playing for the Minnesota Swarm. Bateman finished the season tied for second among rookies in goals (20), and third in scoring (39 pts). In 2006, Bateman joined the Portland LumberJax roster mid season helping the expansion franchise clinch the regular season Western Division Title. He played college lacrosse for the Whittier College Poets in Los Angeles.