Brad Kotz

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Brad Kotz
— Lacrosse player —
Position Midfield, Forward
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
NCAA team Syracuse University
Former NLL teams Philadelphia Wings
Coaching career University of Pennsylvania, Assistant Coach
Nationality United States
Pro career 1989–1991
Shoots Right
Career highlights
U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame, 2001

Bradley 'Brad' A. Kotz was a four-time All-American NCAA lacrosse player at Syracuse University from 1982 to 1985.

Syracuse Orange[edit]

The Orange won an NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship in 1983 and made two additional appearances in the NCAA finals in 1984 and 1985, with Kotz as their leading player.

In the 1983 championship, Kotz teamed with Tim Nelson to lead the Orange to a 17-16 upset over Johns Hopkins, and the team's first national title since 1925. Kotz scored five goals, all in the second half, and was named the tournament MVP in leading Syracuse back from a 12 to 5 second half deficit.

Kotz was named the USILA player of the year in 1983, and was inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2001.[1]

Kotz was also a member of the ILF World Champion US squads for the 1986 and 1990 World Lacrosse Championships, teaming with John Tucker, Larry Quinn, Tony Resch and Dave Pietramala.

Major Indoor Lacrosse League[edit]

Brad was one of the major early draws for indoor lacrosse, playing professionally from 1987 to 1991 with the Major Indoor Lacrosse League Washington Wave and with the Philadelphia Wings, and winning two championships with the Wings. He led the league in scoring in 1989 and was named first team All-Pro in 1990. In 1987 Kotz teamed with Frank Urso in leading the Washington Wave to a 20-15 win over the Wings in the semi-finals, and a close one-goal loss to the Baltimore Thunder in the finals. Kotz attended the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School while playing for Philadelphia. During this time, he was also an assistant coach at the University of Pennsylvania under Tony Seaman, helping guide the Quakers to the 1988 Ivy League title and NCAA tournament appearance.[2][3]

West Genesee[edit]

Kotz played lacrosse at West Genesee High School, one of the premier high school teams in the country, along with notable Syracuse players, Tom Korrie and Jeff McCormick. Over more than forty years, West Genesee lacrosse teams have captured a total of 25 New York Section 3 titles and 15 New York State championships. Kotz' team went 24 and 0 while winning the New York high school state title in his senior season of 1981. For his effort, Kotz was named High School All American that year.[4]

Personal[edit]

Brad founded and is currently a principal at the real estate investment firm, Seneca Properties,Inc., based in Bethesda, MD. Brad Kotz married Renee Rogers in early 1997, and one year later had their first daughter. Two years after that a second daughter was born.[5]

Kotz is originally from Camillus, NY.

Statistics[edit]

Syracuse University[edit]

     
Season GP G A Pts PPG
1982 10 15 12 27 3.10
1983 15 41 21 62 4.13
1984 16 31 30 61 3.82
1985 16 36 15 51 3.19
Totals 57 129 76 205 3.60

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National Lacrosse League Career[edit]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
     
Season GP G A Pts LB PIM GP G A Pts LB PIM
1989 8 28 16 44 -- -- 1 3 3 6 -- --
1990 -- 11 9 20 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
1991 -- 6 6 12 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Totals 19 45 31 76 106 10 3 8 9 17 2 13 (a)
(a) Philadelphia Wings stats only (may not include complete MILL/NLL stats)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Syracuse Lacrosse Media Guide". Syracuse University. 2004. 
  2. ^ "Philadelphia Wings WingsZone History Page". Wingzone.com. 
  3. ^ "Kotz Inducted into Hall of Fame". Syracues University. June 27, 2001. 
  4. ^ The Post-Standard. MESSERE TAKES FIVE: West Genesee Coach Mike Messere selects the five most memorable contests of his career. April 10, 1996. pg. 53
  5. ^ "Seneca Properties Inc.". 2008. 

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Preceded by
Tom Sears
Lt. Raymond Enners Award
1983
Succeeded by
Larry Quinn