Sean Greenhalgh

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This article is about the Canadian lacrosse player. For the British art forger, see Shaun Greenhalgh. For the musician, see Sean Greenhalgh (music).
Sean Greenhalgh
— Lacrosse player —
Born (1982-07-15) July 15, 1982 (age 32)
St. Catharines, Ontario, CA
Position Forward
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
MSL team Six Nations Chiefs
NLL team
F. Teams
Buffalo Bandits
Philadelphia Wings
Nationality Canada
Scotland
Pro career 2006present

Sean Greenhalgh (born July 15, 1982) is a lacrosse player for the Buffalo Bandits in the National Lacrosse League. Sean is a cousin to Charlie Mulgrew,[citation needed] a Scottish footballer, who plays for Celtic F.C..

Junior career[edit]

Born in St. Catharines, Ontario, Greenhalgh had a very successful junior career with the St. Catharines Athletics of the OLA Junior A Lacrosse League. In 2000, he was awarded the "Joey Nieuwendyk Award" for Rookie of the Year. The following year, he would win the "Gaylord Powless Sportsmanship Award", and would help lead would lead the Athletics to their first Minto Cup in 10 years.

In 2002, with arguably one of the greatest junior teams ever assembled, Greenhalgh and future professionals Craig Conn, Billy Dee Smith, Matt Vinc, Athan Ianucci, Rory Glaves and Mike Hominuck, led the Athletics to an undefeated season and their second league championship in a row. However, the A's would lose the Minto Cup to the Burnaby Lakers.

In Greenhalgh's final season, the Athletics won their third straight league championship and defeated the Burnaby Lakers to win their second Minto Cup in three years.

High school career[edit]

Greenhalgh was a five year starter at Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School, where along with fellow National Lacrosse League players Craig Conn, Matt Vinc, and Billy Dee Smith, won 2 OFSAA championships, and created a dynasty at the school for many more years in the sport.

College career[edit]

After high school, Greenhalgh played for Cornell University, where he was named 2005 Ivy League Player of the Year. He is second in career goals scored (136) and fourth in career points (169) at Cornell.

Professional career[edit]

NLL[edit]

Greenhalgh was drafted in the first round (3rd overall) of the 2005 NLL entry draft by the Philadelphia Wings. He had an impressive rookie season:

  • Led the Wings in goals (31)[1]
  • Tied with Dan Marohl for the lead in points (73)[1]
  • Won Overall Player of the Week twice, Offensive Player of the Week once, and Rookie of the Week five times
  • Named Rookie of the Month for January
  • Given the 2006 National Lacrosse League Sportsmanship Award[1]

In July 2007, Greenhalgh was traded to the Buffalo Bandits in a three-team blockbuster trade,[2] but tore a knee ligament before the season began and missed the entire 2008 season (the same season in which the Bandits won the Champion's Cup).[3]

MLL[edit]

Greenhalgh was selected by the Los Angeles Riptide in the second round (19th overall) in the 2008 MLL Supplemental Draft. He was also named to the Pre-Season Active roster of the Toronto Nationals for their inaugural season in 2009.

International career[edit]

Greenhalgh participated in the 2007 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships, representing Scotland (Greenhalgh has dual citizenship through his mother).

Statistics[edit]

NLL[edit]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team GP G A Pts LB PIM GP G A Pts LB PIM
2006 Philadelphia 16 31 42 73 66 4 -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 Philadelphia 16 26 42 68 100 2 -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 Buffalo 15 15 22 37 51 0 2 2 3 5 7 0
NLL Totals 47 72 106 178 217 6 2 2 3 5 7 0

OLA[edit]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1998 Spartan Warriors OLA Jr.B 2 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 St. Catharines Athletics OLA Jr.A 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 St. Catharines Athletics OLA Jr.A 19 20 17 37 0 15 18 17 35 2
2001 St. Catharines Athletics OLA Jr.A 18 48 29 77 2 13 22 27 49 12
Minto Cup St. Catharines Athletics CLA -- -- -- -- -- 6 6 7 13 0
2002 St. Catharines Athletics OLA Jr.A 16 28 37 65 2 12 23 21 44 0
Minto Cup St. Catharines Athletics CLA -- -- -- -- -- 6 5 10 15 0
2003 St. Catharines Athletics OLA Jr.A 9 23 16 39 2 7 19 16 35 2
Minto Cup St. Catharines Athletics CLA -- -- -- -- -- 6 7 13 20 0
2007 Barrie Lakeshores MSL 12 15 11 26 0 4 2 3 5 0
2009 Six Nations Chiefs MSL 10 15 11 26 4 3 0 0 0 0
Junior A Totals 63 119 99 218 6 47 82 81 163 16
Junior B Totals 2 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Minto Cup Totals -- -- -- -- -- 18 18 30 48 0
Senior A Totals 22 30 22 52 4 7 2 3 5 0

NCAA[edit]

     
Season GP G A Pts PPG
2002 14 39 3 42 3.00
2003 13 37 9 46 3.54
2004 14 28 6 34 2.42
2005 14 32 14 46 3.29
Totals 55 136 32 168 3.06

Awards[edit]

Preceded by
Gary Gait
NLL Sportsmanship Award
2006
Succeeded by
Tracy Kelusky

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Greenhalgh Presented Sportsmanship Award". NLL.com. May 30, 2006. Retrieved January 5, 2007. 
  2. ^ "Three Team Blockbuster Trade Announced". NLL.com. July 24, 2007. Retrieved July 24, 2007. 
  3. ^ Borrelli, Tom (February 15, 2008). "Bandits Depleted By Injury". Buffalo News. Retrieved February 25, 2008. 

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