|— Lacrosse player —|
March 24, 1985 |
Auburn, New York
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||185 pounds (84 kg)|
|NCAA team||Fairfield University|
|NLL Draft||43rd overall, 2007
Greg "GD" Downing (born March 24, 1985 in Auburn, New York) is a professional lacrosse player with the Denver Outlaws of Major League Lacrosse and with the Colorado Mammoth of the National Lacrosse League. He was selected to participate in the 2008 and 2009 MLL All-Star Games.
Downing is a member of the U.S. Indoor Lacrosse Men’s National Team. Downing was one of 18 players named to the squad by U.S. Indoor Lacrosse and will participate at the 2011 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship in Prague, Czech Republic in May.
Downing was drafted in the 1st round (6th overall) of the 2007 Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft by the Los Angeles Riptide. Downing was also selected in the 4th round (43rd overall) in the 2007 National Lacrosse League expansion draft by the Boston Blazers.
Downing attended Fairfield University where he was a three-time All-American. In 2005, Downing helped lead the Stags to the Great Western Lacrosse League Championship and the NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship Tournament. Also in 2006 and 2007, he was selected for the Tewaaraton Trophy Preseason Watchlist, given to the nation's most outstanding NCAA lacrosse player. During his college career Downing produced 141 points, on 101 goals and 40 assists.
Greg was clocked shooting the ball 109 mph in practice
- Downing Named To U.S. Indoor National Lacrosse Team, accessed November 17, 2010.
- Philly, R.A. (September 2, 2007). "Titans trade up, take Hall with top pick". The Outsider's Guide to the NLL. Retrieved 2007-11-23.
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