|— Lacrosse player —|
August 16, 1982 |
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|NCAA team||University of Virginia|
|NLL team||Philadelphia Wings|
|MLL Team||Chesapeake Bayhawks|
|Shoots||Right and left|
John Christmas (born August 16, 1982 in Ardmore, Pennsylvania) is an American lacrosse player for the Philadelphia Wings of the National Lacrosse League and for the Boston Cannons of Major League Lacrosse.
Christmas then played at the University of Virginia from 2002 to 2005, where he was a two-time USILA All-American and two-time All-ACC selection, and helped lead the Cavaliers to the 2003 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship.
Christmas was selected by the Philadelphia Wings in the fifth round (49th overall) of the 2005 Entry Draft. In his first season he played sparingly, only appearing in two games. Beginning with the 2007 season, Christmas saw his playing time increase by being on the field during defensive situations in order to take advantage of his speed in the transition game. In Week 3 of the 2008 NLL season, Christmas was awarded "Transition Player of the Week" honors
Christmas was selected by the Laxbro Association in the first round of the 2005 MLL Collegiate Draft. He won the MLL Most Improved Player honors in his second season in the league, and appeared in the 2006 MLL All-Star Game.
The Wings announced that John Christmas will not play the 2009 season. He will take the year to focus on establishing a non-profit organization in Philadelphia called L.E.A.P.S. (Lacrosse, Education, Attitude, Perseverance, Success).
University of Virginia
- "Zywicki named Player of the Week". NLL.com. January 16, 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-28.
- "Six Wings Named To Team USA Roster". Wingslax.com. March 21, 2007. Retrieved 2008-01-28.
- "Christmas Decides to Not Play in 2009". Wingslax.com. December 5, 2008.
- "PennAthletics Bio: John Christmas". pennathletics.com. Feb 1, 2010.