ACQUIRED Selected by the Rochester Knighthawks in the first round (second overall) of the 2019 NLL Entry Draft. Signed a two-year deal with the Rochester Knighthawks on October 7, 2019.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS Entering his first season in the NLL and first with the expansion-era Knighthawks … In the summer of 2019, he played for the Burnaby Lakers of the Western Lacrosse Association (WLA) … In 2019, he also played professional field lacrosse with the Boston Cannons of Major League Lacrosse (MLL) … Named to the 2019 MLL All-Star team … Was selected by the Boston Cannons of the 2019 MLL Entry Draft with the 27th overall pick … Played his college lacrosse at Stony Brook University … The two-time team captain was the 2019 America East Defensive Player of the Year and a First Team All-Conference selection in both 2018 and 2019 … As a senior, he led the Seawolves in both ground balls (40) and caused turnovers (16) … In 2018, he was also named to the America East All-Championship Team … Led the team in ground balls (45) and caused turnovers (24) … During his sophomore campaign, he played in and started 10 games … Named to the All-America East First Team … Finished the year with a team-best 44 ground balls and 11 caused turnovers. … In 2016, he appeared in all 16 games, starting as a long-stick midfielder … Recorded 45 ground balls and 15 caused turnovers en route to America East All-Rookie Team honors … Had an outstanding Junior “A” career with Port Coquitlam, where he played from 2014-18 … In his final season of junior ball, he was traded to Coquitlam and helped the Adanacs win the 2018 Minto Cup … Internationally, he played for Team Canada at 2018 World Field Lacrosse Championship and won a silver medal … He also won silver with Team Canada at the 2016 U19 World Field Lacrosse Championship … Before college, he was a 2015 graduate of Terry Fox Secondary … Youngest member of U19 Team British Columbia … Adrenaline All-American … Earned school’s Award of Distinction … One of 63 players invited to U19 Team Canada camp … U16 and U19 Tournament All-Star Team.
PERSONAL His uncle, Jordan Gagner, played in the Canadian Football League … Grandfather, Ronald Hemmerling, is in the BC Lacrosse Hall of Fame.