Jeff Zywicki

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Jeff Zywicki
— Lacrosse player —
Born (1981-04-08)April 8, 1981
Ottawa, Ontario, CA
Position Forward
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
NLL team Washington Stealth
MLL Team
F. Teams
Toronto Nationals
San Francisco Dragons
Denver Outlaws
Nationality Canada
Pro career 2006present
Shoots Right

Jeff Zywicki (born April 8, 1981) is a professional lacrosse player from Ottawa, Ontario. He is currently a member of the Washington Stealth of the National Lacrosse League and the Toronto Nationals of the Major League Lacrosse. Zywicki is not known for his explosive speed but is widely recognized as an acrobatic, highlight-reel goal scorer.[1]

Early career[edit]

Zywicki grew up in Nepean, Ontario, Canada where he played his minor lacrosse. At 15, he led his Midget lacrosse team to a Provincial championship with his father, Eugene Zywicki as the head coach. At 16, Zywicki began playing for the Nepean Knights of the OLA Junior B Lacrosse League, where he finished second with 5.0 points per game to Andre Leduc (5.4 points per game) for most career points per game.[2] In 1998, Zywicki had a career high 96 points and was awarded as the League's Most Outstanding Rookie.[3] During his time with the Knights, Zywicki also split time playing with the Jr. ‘A’ Orillia Rama Kings.

College & professional career[edit]

Zywicki attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst where he was awarded ECAC Lacrosse League First Team honors as a senior.[4]

That same year, Jeff was drafted 8th overall by the San Jose Stealth in the National Lacrosse League entry draft.[5] He also plays for the Toronto Nationals of Major League Lacrosse.[6] During the 2009 NLL season, he was named a reserve to the All-Star game.[7]

International career[edit]

In 2006, Jeff lead the Canadian Men's lacrosse team to its first World Lacrosse Championship since 1978, when it defeated the U.S. 15-10 in the final of the 2006 World Lacrosse Championship. Jeff had an outstanding championship, being awarded the 'Best Attackman' and earning a spot on the All-World team after scoring a tournament record 28 goals in 8 games.

Statistics[edit]

NCAA[edit]

     
Season GP G A Pts PPG
2001 7 1 2 3 --
2002 16 16 11 27 2.41
2003 16 41 21 62 3.50
2004 1 1 0 1 --
2005 16 44 9 53 3.18
Totals 55 103 43 146 2.79

NLL[edit]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team GP G A Pts LB PIM GP G A Pts LB PIM
2006 San Jose 16 27 21 48 77 8 -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 San Jose 14 40 30 70 107 2 2 8 2 10 14 4
2008 San Jose 16 48 42 90 105 4 1 4 3 7 3 0
2009 San Jose 16 32 46 78 83 33 2 5 5 10 17 0
NLL Totals 62 147 139 286 372 47 5 17 10 27 34 4

MLL[edit]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team GP G 2ptG A Pts GB PIM GP G 2ptG A Pts GB PIM
2006 San Francisco 1 0 0 2 2 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 Denver 4 6 0 3 9 4 0 2 5 0 1 6 1 0
2007 Rochester 12 31 0 17 48 23 0 1 1 0 0 1 3 0
2008 Rochester 11 31 0 14 45 26 0.5 2 7 0 1 8 5 1
2009 Toronto 10 19 0 14 33 14 2.5 2 4 0 1 5 3 0
MLL Totals 28 68 0 36 104 54 0.5 5 13 0 2 15 9 1

Junior[edit]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1997 Nepean Knights OLA Jr.B 3 3 1 4 0 5 10 11 21 2
1998 Nepean Knights OLA Jr.B 16 57 39 96 8 8 13 10 23 20
1998 Orillia Rama Kings OLA Jr.A 8 10 11 21 2 0 0 0 0 0
1999 Nepean Knights OLA Jr.B 12 41 30 71 20 5 17 16 33 0
1999 Orillia Rama Kings OLA Jr.A 9 22 18 40 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 Nepan Knights OLA Jr.B 12 29 32 61 55 7 19 19 38 8
2000 Orillia Rama Kings OLA Jr.A 16 23 27 50 10 -- -- -- -- --
2001 Nepean Knights OLA Jr.B 1 3 0 3 0 -- -- -- -- --
2001 Orillia Rama Kings OLA Jr.A 16 18 21 39 8 6 10 9 19 9
2002 Orillia Rama Kings OLA Jr.A 17 48 23 71 10 7 17 12 29 4
Junior A Totals 66 121 100 221 30 23 27 21 48 13
Junior B Totals 44 133 102 235 83 25 59 56 115 30

Senior[edit]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2001 Akwesasne Thunder MSL 1 0 2 2 0 -- -- -- -- --
2005 Brooklin Redmen MSL 15 21 27 48 0 -- -- -- -- --
2006 Brooklin Redmen MSL 5 9 3 12 0 6 9 17 26 0
2007 Brooklin Redmen MSL 11 19 24 43 2 -- -- -- -- --
Senior A Totals 32 49 56 105 2 6 9 17 26 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bible of Lacrosse Player Statistics - Jeff Zywicki". Bible-of-Lacrosse.com. Retrieved 2008-10-03. 
  2. ^ "Jeff Zywicki career stats with the Nepean Knights". NepeanKnights.com. Retrieved 2008-12-09. 
  3. ^ "O.L.A. Junior B Trophy Winners". wampsbibleoflacrosse.com. 
  4. ^ "Jeff Zywicki UMass Player's Bio". UMassAthletics.com. Retrieved 2008-12-09. 
  5. ^ "San Jose Stealth Roster". SJStealth.com. Retrieved 2008-12-09. 
  6. ^ "Jeff Zywicki Player's Bio". RochesterRattlers.com. Retrieved 2008-12-09. 
  7. ^ "All-Star reserves announced". NLL.com. February 19, 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-05.