Rochester Knighthawks General Manager and Vice President of Lacrosse Operations Dan Carey announced today that the team has signed defenseman Jake Pulver to a one-year deal for the remainder of the 2021-22 National Lacrosse League season, pending approval.
Pulver, 25, is new to the indoor game following four seasons in the Premier Lacrosse League, over which he recorded four points (1+3) and 66 groundballs in 31 career games with the Cannons, Chrome and Dallas Rattlers from 2018 to 2021.
A native of Manlius, N.Y., Pulver played his collegiate lacrosse at Cornell University, where he was a three-time All-Ivy League defender, including a Unanimous First-Team selection in 2018, and was named a Third-Team USILA All-American as a senior during the 2018 season. In 42 career games with the Big Red, Pulver recorded three points (1+2) and finished eighth in the program’s history with 38 caused turnovers, including 21 during his senior campaign.
A two-time team captain, the 6-foot-0, 215-pound defenseman was also Cornell’s Senior CLASS Award winner for men’s lacrosse after leading the Big Red to an Ivy League Tournament championship and an appearance in the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse quarterfinals in 2018. A four-year starter, Pulver also guided Cornell to an Ivy League title in 2015 as well as an NCAA National Tournament appearance later that same year.
While attending Fayetteville-Manlius high school, Pulver was named a 2014 US Lacrosse All-American and was an Under Armour All America Underclassmen selection in 2013. As a senior in 2014, he helped Fayetteville-Manlius win the CNYCL League championship en route to earning All-CNY First-Team and All-CNY Player of the Year honors.
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