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.
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.
His uncle, Jordan Gagner, played in the Canadian Football League ... Grandfather, Ronald Hemmerling, is in the BC Lacrosse Hall of Fame.
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