Greg Downing

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Greg Downing
Personal information
Date of birth (1985-03-24) March 24, 1985 (age 32)
Place of birth Auburn, New York, United States
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Denver Outlaws
Number 8
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004-2007 Fairfield University 53 (101)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007 Los Angeles Riptide 9 (7)
2008 Los Angeles Riptide 12 (19)
2009 Denver Outlaws 2 (4)
2009 Boston Cannons 10 (14)
2010 Boston Cannons 11 (2)
2011 Boston Cannons 11 (6)
2012 Denver Outlaws 0 (0)
2013 Denver Outlaws 5 (0)
2014 Denver Outlaws 5 (0)
2015 Denver Outlaws 7 (2)
2016 Denver Outlaws 10 (6)
2017 Denver Outlaws 5 (0)
National team
2011  United States 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of May 1, 2017.

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.

College[edit]

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. Downing was clocked shooting the ball 109 mph in practice.

     
Season GP G A Pts PPG
2004 14 23 10 33 2.36
2005 16 32 14 46 2.88
2006 11 26 9 35 3.19
2007 12 20 7 27 2.25
Totals 53 101 40 141 2.66

Professional[edit]

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.[1] As a member of the Los Angeles Riptide, Downing was selected to play in the 2008 MLL All-Star Game, and as a member of the Denver Outlaws he was selected to play in the 2009 MLL All-Star Game.

Team USA[edit]

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.[2]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ Downing Named To U.S. Indoor National Lacrosse Team, accessed November 17, 2010.