Rochester Knighthawks General Manager and Vice President of Lacrosse Operations Dan Carey announced today that the team has acquired veteran forward Dan Lomas from the New York Riptide in exchange for the team’s fourth-round pick (55th overall) in the upcoming 2023 NLL Entry Draft.
Lomas, 30, joins the Knighthawks after totaling 76 points (44+32) and 89 loose ball recoveries in 31 games with the Riptide over the past three seasons. His best season with the Riptide came during the condensed 2019-20 campaign when he led the team in goals (21) and finished second in points (42) in 13 games before the remainder of the season was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Both his goals and points were career-bests while he also added 46 loose ball recoveries on the season.
Entering his sixth pro season, the 5-foot-11, 196-pound forward has amassed 118 points (61+57) and 146 loose ball recoveries in 50 career NLL regular-season games, including 15 appearances with the previous Knighthawks franchise after being drafted by Rochester in the second round (16th overall) in the 2016 NLL Entry Draft.
Lomas recorded 38 points – including a career-best 23 assists as a rookie – over parts of two seasons (2017-18) with the original Knighthawks organization.
Prior to turning pro, the Burlington, Ontario, native played his collegiate lacrosse at Division I High Point University in North Carolina, where he was a three-year captain and a two-time All-Southern Conference First Team selection. He scored a school-record 159 goals and tallied 183 points while starting 59 of 61 career games for the Panthers, surpassing the 40-point mark in all four seasons and scoring more than 40 goals in back-to-back years.
As a senior in 2016, Lomas started all 14 games while scoring at least one goal in each on his way to being named to the All-Southern Conference First Team for the second straight year. He paced the league with 38 goals, leading to his selection by the Ohio Machine 38th overall at that year’s Major League Lacrosse Draft, the highest in program history. He was also named to the Tewaaraton Watch List for the second consecutive year.
Lomas would be named the Southern Conference Offensive Player of the Year following a productive junior campaign which saw him lead the conference and break his own school record with 43 goals. He also tied his own personal single-game record on two separate occasions with a pair of six-goal efforts before leading the Panthers to a conference championship over Richmond to close out the 2015 season.