Kevin Huntley (lacrosse)
September 20, 1986 |
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||190 pounds (86 kg)|
|NCAA team||Johns Hopkins University|
|NLL draft||5th overall, 2008
San Jose Stealth
|NLL team||Philadelphia Wings|
|Long Island Lizards
Los Angeles Riptide
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.
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. 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.
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.
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. Huntley joined a Riptide team that was coached by Huntley family friend John Tucker.
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. Following the season, Huntley was presented the Major League Lacrosse Rookie of the Year Award.
On February 12, 2010 it was announced Huntley was traded to the Toronto Nationals along with four other players.
Major League Lacrosse
|MLL Rookie of the Year
- "Kevin Huntley's JHU Player Bio". HopkinsSports.com. Retrieved 2008-07-30.
- "2004 All-Metro Boys Lacrosse Team". The Baltimore Sun. June 4, 2004. Retrieved 2008-08-14.[dead link]
- 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.
- "Kevin Huntley's Los Angeles Riptide Player Bio". LARiptide.com. Archived from the original on 2008-07-10. Retrieved 2008-08-12.
Along with dad Dave, is the only father-son combination to each with two NCAA Championships.
- "Paul Rabil selected with #1 Overall Pick". MajorLeagueLacrosse.com. May 28, 2008. Archived from the original on June 1, 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-10.
- McLaughlin, Corey (July 10, 2008). "MLL Week 9 Notebook: Huntley Grows Up". Lacrosse Magazine Online. Retrieved 2008-08-14.
- "Huntley, Mcclay, Keenan, Queener Earn Weekly Awards". MajorLeagueLacrosse.com. August 4, 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-12.[permanent dead link]
- "Huntley named Cascade Rookie of the Year". MajorLeagueLacrosse.com. August 12, 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-14.