|— Lacrosse player —|
May 9, 1984 |
Truro, NS, CAN
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||180 pounds (82 kg)|
|WLA team||Victoria Shamrocks|
|NLL Draft||33rd overall, 2005
College and club career
Koneczny attended York University, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. He was recruited to play quarterback for the college football team. He was a decorated player in the Ontario Lacrosse Association, where he played in both the junior and senior divisions. He earned “Most Improved Player” award in 2001, helping the Scarborough Saints (Jr. B) to a bronze medal in the national championships. He was a member of the Barrie Tornado (Jr. B) National Champion team in 2003. He received “Unsung Hero” award for Orangeville Northmen (Jr. A) in 2005. He played for Barrie Lakeshores (Sr. A) in 2006-07. He was selected “Best Two-Way” player for Owen Sound (Sr. B), helping that team win back-to-back National Championships in 2008-09. He was a standout Defenseman/Transition player for Kitchener Kodiaks (Sr. A) in 2009.
Koneczny was a third round draft pick of the Toronto Rock in the 2004 NLL Entry Draft. Spent time on the Rock’s practice squad in 2005 and 2006. Attended training camp with Toronto in 2009. Signed by the Orlando Titans as an unrestricted free agent prior to the start of 2010 training camp. Selected by the Washington Stealth in the first round (10th overall) of the Orlando Titans Dispersal Draft. On August 13, 2012 Koneczny signed as an unrestricted free agent to a one-year agreement with the Colorado Mammoth of the NLL.
Because of his Czech ancestors, Koneczny was able to play for Czech Republic in field lacrosse on 2010 World Lacrosse Championship, as well as in box lacrosse on 2011 FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championship. On both tournaments, he showed himself as a very useful player, mainly because of his experience from the National Lacrosse League.
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