Kevin Huntley (lacrosse)

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Kevin Huntley
— Lacrosse player —
Born (1986-09-20) September 20, 1986 (age 27)
Towson, Maryland
Position Attack
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
NCAA team Johns Hopkins University
NLL team Philadelphia Wings
MLL Team
F. Teams
Long Island Lizards
Los Angeles Riptide
Washington Bayhawks
Toronto Nationals
Nationality Canada
United States
Pro career 2008present
Shoots Left

Kevin Huntley (born September 20, 1986) is a professional lacrosse player with the Toronto Nationals of Major League Lacrosse and the Philadelphia Wings of the National Lacrosse League. He plays the attack position. Huntley played collegiate lacrosse at Johns Hopkins University where he helped his team win two national championships, and finished his college career as the eighth all-time leading goal scorer in Johns Hopkins history. His father, Dave Huntley, was also an All-American at Johns Hopkins. In 2008, Huntley was named Major League Lacrosse Rookie of the Year.

Collegiate career[edit]

Huntley won two national championships while playing with the Johns Hopkins Blue Jays. As a freshman he played in fifteen games and helped the Blue Jays win the 2005 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship. He led his team in goals during the tournament. In 2006, as a sophomore, Huntley was awarded USILA third team All-American honors. In his junior season he helped his team win the 2007 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship. In the Blue Jays' quarterfinal game against Georgetown University, Huntley scored a career high five goals. Earlier in the contest, Huntley was penalized for using an illegal stick. When he returned to play he was using a teammate's stick when he scored all five goals.[1] As a senior, Huntley and the Blue Jays were again in the national championship game; however, this time they were defeated by the Syracuse Orange.

Before playing at Hopkins, Huntley was twice awarded the All-Metro High School Player of the Year by the Baltimore Sun while playing at Calvert Hall College High School. In addition, as a sixteen-year-old, he represented Team Canada at the 2003 Under-19 World Lacrosse Championships, helping his team win the silver medal.[2]

Huntley and his father Dave Huntley, a former All-American midfielder at Johns Hopkins, are the only father–son duo to win two national championships, and are only the second pairing to score 100 or more goals each in their respective Division I lacrosse careers.[3][4]

     
Season GP G A Pts PPG
2005 15 23 6 29 1.93
2006 14 30 6 36 2.57
2007 17 22 9 31 1.82
2008 17 34 9 43 2.53
Totals 63 109 30 139 2.21

Professional career[edit]

Huntley began his professional career with the Los Angeles Riptide in 2008. Originally drafted by the San Francisco Dragons 17th overall in the 2008 MLL Collegiate Draft, Huntley was immediately traded to the Riptide on draft day.[4][5] Huntley joined a Riptide team that was coached by Huntley family friend John Tucker.[6]

Huntley has had an immediate impact on the league, and was named Rookie of the Week three times, Offensive Player of the Week once. He also set a record for the most number of goals scored by a rookie in Major League Lacrosse, breaking Adam Doneger's mark set in 2003.[7] Following the season, Huntley was presented the Major League Lacrosse Rookie of the Year Award.[8]

On February 12, 2010 it was announced Huntley was traded to the Toronto Nationals along with four other players.[9]

Statistics[edit]

Major League Lacrosse[edit]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team GP G 2ptG A Pts LB PIM GP G 2ptG A Pts LB PIM
2008 Los Angeles 9 30 0 5 35 17 1 1 3 1 0 4 0
2009 Washington 12 23 2 6 31 5 1.5 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
MLL Totals 21 53 2 11 66 22 2.5 1 3 1 0 4 3 0

Awards[edit]

Preceded by
Alex Smith
MLL Rookie of the Year
2008
Succeeded by
Incumbent

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kevin Huntley's JHU Player Bio". HopkinsSports.com. Retrieved 2008-07-30. 
  2. ^ "2004 All-Metro Boys Lacrosse Team". The Baltimore Sun. June 4, 2004. Retrieved 2008-08-14. [dead link]
  3. ^ Ginsberg, Eric (July 23, 2008). "Born to Play". MajorLeagueLacrosse.com. Retrieved 2008-08-14. "Kevin and Dave Huntley became just the second father-son combination in Division I lacrosse history to score 100 or more goals during their careers." 
  4. ^ a b "Kevin Huntley's Los Angeles Riptide Player Bio". LARiptide.com. Retrieved 2008-08-12. "Along with dad Dave, is the only father-son combination to each with two NCAA Championships." 
  5. ^ "Paul Rabil selected with #1 Overall Pick". MajorLeagueLacrosse.com. May 28, 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-10. 
  6. ^ McLaughlin, Corey (July 10, 2008). "MLL Week 9 Notebook: Huntley Grows Up". Lacrosse Magazine Online. Retrieved 2008-08-14. 
  7. ^ "Huntley, Mcclay, Keenan, Queener Earn Weekly Awards". MajorLeagueLacrosse.com. August 4, 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-12. 
  8. ^ "Huntley named Cascade Rookie of the Year". MajorLeagueLacrosse.com. August 12, 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-14. 
  9. ^ http://www.majorleaguelacrosse.com/news/pressreleases/?article_id=1617