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Kevin Lowe (lacrosse)

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Kevin Lowe
— Lacrosse player —
Position Forward
NCAA team Princeton University
Former NLL teams New York Saints (1995, 1996, 2000, 2001)
Former MLL teams Long Island Lizards (20032004)
Philadelphia Barrage (2006)
Nationality United States
NLL Draft 4th overall, 1994
New York Saints
Pro career 1995–2006
Shoots Right
Career highlights
College highlights
Records
  • Princeton career points (247, 1994–present)
  • Princeton career assists (174, 1994–present)
  • Princeton single-season points (69, 1994–96)
  • Princeton single-season assists (43, 1991–93, 47 1993–97)
  • Princeton single-game assists (9, 1991–present)
  • Princeton consecutive games with a point (60, 1994–present)
  • Ivy League career assists (former recordholder)
Professional highlights
  • Major League Lacrosse Steinfeld Cup Champion (2003)
  • Major League Lacrosse Championship MVP (2003)
U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame, 2009

Kevin E. Lowe is a finance executive and retired professional lacrosse player who played professional box lacrosse in the National Lacrosse League and professional field lacrosse in Major League Lacrosse from 1995 to 2006. He starred as a member of the Princeton Tigers men's lacrosse team from 1991 through 1994 and was inducted into the Lacrosse Museum and National Hall of Fame in 2009, joining his brother and father. He was a high school and college lacrosse United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) All-American. Lowe has the distinction of being the only player in lacrosse history to score an overtime goal in an NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship game and a Major League Lacrosse Steinfeld Cup championship game.[1] He holds numerous Princeton scoring records and formerly held the Ivy League single-season assists record. As a college senior, he was honored as the National Collegiate Athletic Association's best lacrosse attackman and the Ivy League's best player. In his four-year college career, Princeton won its first two NCAA tournament Championship, two Ivy League Championships and earned four NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship tournament invitations.

Background[edit]

He is the brother of 1992 Division I Player of the Year and Hall of Famer Darren Lowe and son of Hall of Famer Alan Lowe.[2] Alan, who was the longtime Manhasset High School coach,[2][3] had won both a World Lacrosse Championship and NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship.[2] Lowe was a high school All-American from Mineola, New York who received numerous prep accolades: National High School North/South Lacrosse All-Star Game (1990), Nassau County All-Star Game (1990) and Empire State Games (1989).[4] Lowe is currently married with three children.[2] As a youth he played soccer, the quarterback position in American football and the point guard position in basketball.[2] He is currently a stockbroker on Wall Street.[2]

College career[edit]

Including the 2009 season, Lowe holds the 5th highest career total in NCAA Division I with 174 assists.[5] Lowe holds numerous Princeton University scoring records (career points, career assists, single-game assists, consecutive games with a point, and points by a freshman). He formerly held the school records for single-season points and single-season assists.[6] Lowe formerly held the Ivy League career assists record.[3] However, since the Ivy League uses conference games only, Ryan Boyle now holds the career assists record although Lowe holds the school record.[7] Lowe is the only Tiger to have scored a point in all of Princeton's games during his career (Boyle scored in all games he played but missed 4 games).[1] His final career goal clinched the 1994 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship for the Tigers in overtime.[1] Princeton was 52–8 during Lowe's career, including a 7–2 record in four NCAA tournaments.[8] The 1992 and 1993 teams were undefeated 6–0 outright Ivy League champions,[9][10]

As a freshman, on April 6, 1991, he led number three ranked Princeton to a 17–9 victory over Yale. It was Princeton's first victory over Yale since 1986. Lowe had nine assists, which set a school single-game record.[11] As of 2010, this continues to be a Princeton single-game record.[6] After the tenth game of the season, Lowe continued to lead the nation in assists.[12] He was the leading scorer on Princeton's team that won the 1992 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship to win its first NCAA tournament.[13] As a senior in 1994, his 73 assists in league games broke his brother Darren's 1992 Ivy League single season record and earned him Ivy League Player of the Year honors.[14] In the 1994 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship game, he scored the game-winning goal in sudden death overtime against Virginia.[15] After Princeton won the face-off,[15] the goal came on the first shot on goal of overtime.[16] When his collegiate eligibility ended, he had the four highest single-season assist totals in school history.[1]

Lowe was the Jack Turnbull Award and Men's Ivy League Player of the Year Award winner for 1994.[17] He was a first team USILA All-American Team selection in 1994 and a second team selection in 1992 and 1993.[18][19][20] He was a four-time All-Ivy League selection and three-time first team All-Ivy League selection (1992, 1993, & 1994)[2][21]

Professional career[edit]

Lowe played in the indoor National Lacrosse League from 1995 to 2001 and the outdoor Major League Lacrosse from 2003 to 2006.[22][23] He played with the New York Saints of the NLL in 1995, 1996, 2000 and 2001.[22][24] Then he played in the MLL with the Long Island Lizards in 2003 and 2004 and the Philadelphia Barrage in 2006.[23] In 2003, he was selected to his first MLL All-Star Game,[25] he was injured and instead served as an assistant coach during the game.[26] He was leading the league in assists and had tied the league single-game assists record (6) prior to injury.[26] He and his brother were teammates for the United States at the 2002 World Lacrosse Championship, where they won the championship.[2] In the semifinal match against the Iroquois Nation, he scored four goals and had an assist.[27] His overtime goal in the 2003 MLL Championship game earned the Long Island Lizards the Steinfeld Cup.[1] It occurred only 22 seconds into the overtime period to give the Lizards the victory over the Baltimore Bayhawks whom they had met in each of the first three MLL championships.[13] Lowe scored four goals and added an assist in the 15–14 victory to earn the MLL Championship MVP award.[13] Lowe, who was second in the MLL with 20 assists, injured his knee during the 2004 season and missed the rest of the year.[28][29]

NLL stats[edit]

The following are his NLL career stats:[22]

    Regular Season
Season Team GP G A Pts LB PIM
1995 New York 8 4 3 7 25 2
1996 New York 9 2 3 5 28 0
2000 New York 11 2 4 6 59 11
2001 New York 13 5 12 17 78 4
41 13 22 35 190 17

MLL stats[edit]

The following are his MLL career stats:[23]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team GP G 2ptG A Pts LB PIM GP G 2ptG A Pts LB PIM
2003 Long Island 11 13 0 28 41 20 0.5 2 6 0 4 10 6 0
2004 Long Island 7 5 0 20 25 12 0.5
2006 Philadelphia 7 4 1 1 6 4 0
25 22 1 49 72 36 1 2 6 0 4 10 6 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Kevin Lowe Named To U.S. Lacrosse Hall Of Fame". Princeton Athletic Communications. 2009-05-22. Retrieved 2010-08-12. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Tanton, Bill (2009-11-06). "Clan Destined: Lowe Completes HOF Legacy". Lacrosse Magazine. Retrieved 2010-08-12. 
  3. ^ a b Lidz, Franz (1994-05-23). "Jenny Bristow And Kevin Lowe". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2010-08-12. 
  4. ^ "Kevin Lowe". US Lacrosse, Inc. Retrieved 2010-08-14. 
  5. ^ "Men's Division I Records" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. p. 7. Retrieved 2010-08-08. 
  6. ^ a b "Men's Lacrosse" (PDF). Princeton University. pp. 26–27. Retrieved 2010-08-12. 
  7. ^ "Ivy League Lacrosse Records". IvyLeagueSports.com. Archived from the original on 2007-12-28. Retrieved 2010-08-12. 
  8. ^ "Men's Championship Results" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. p. 5. Retrieved 2010-08-08. 
  9. ^ "Ivy League Lacrosse 1991–1992". IvyLeagueSports.com. Archived from the original on 2005-01-22. Retrieved 2010-08-16. 
  10. ^ "Ivy League Lacrosse 1992–1993". IvyLeagueSports.com. Archived from the original on 2005-01-22. Retrieved 2010-08-16. 
  11. ^ "Results Plus". The New York Times. 1991-04-07. Retrieved 2010-08-14. 
  12. ^ Wallace, William N. (1991-04-28). "Lacrosse". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-08-14. 
  13. ^ a b c "Lowe & Behold". IvyLeague Sports.com. 2003-08-24. Archived from the original on 2004-12-26. Retrieved 2010-08-14. 
  14. ^ Wallace, William N. (1994-05-18). "College Lacrosse". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-08-14. 
  15. ^ a b Wallace, William N. (1994-05-31). "Lacrosse; Virginia Makes It to the Wire, But Princeton Goes Beyond It". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-08-14. 
  16. ^ Wallace, William N. (1996-05-28). "Lacrosse; The Princeton Formula Is Fast and Fail-Safe". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-08-14. 
  17. ^ "Men's Lacrosse" (PDF). Princeton University. p. 25. Retrieved 2010-08-12. 
  18. ^ "1992 Men’s All-Americans" (PDF). United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association. Retrieved 2010-08-12. 
  19. ^ "1993 Men’s All-Americans" (PDF). United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association. Retrieved 2010-08-12. 
  20. ^ "1994 Men’s All-Americans" (PDF). United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association. Retrieved 2010-08-12. 
  21. ^ "Men's Ivy League Outstanding Performers". IvyLeagueSports.com. Archived from the original on 2007-10-28. Retrieved 2010-08-13. 
  22. ^ a b c "Career Stats". National Lacrosse League. Retrieved 2010-08-19. 
  23. ^ a b c "2010 Major League Lacrosse Player Encyclopedia" (PDF). Major League Lacrosse. p. 82. Retrieved 2010-08-19. 
  24. ^ "Transactions". The New York Times. 2001-08-22. Retrieved 2010-08-14. 
  25. ^ "Seven Lizards players, four coaches to appear in MLL All-Star Game". Long Island Lizards. 2003-07-04. Retrieved 2010-08-23. 
  26. ^ a b "Kevin Lowe joins American Division Coaching Staff". Long Island Lizards. 2003-07-16. Retrieved 2010-08-23. 
  27. ^ "U.S. rolls, will face Canada for ILF title". Baltimore Sun. 2002-07-13. Retrieved 2010-08-26. 
  28. ^ "Finneran Named New Balance Sportsman of the Year". OurSports Central. 2004-08-24. Retrieved 2010-08-14. 
  29. ^ Lubin, Marshall (2004-07-22). "Spotlight, Lizards face big weekend". Newsday. p. A57. Retrieved 2010-08-14. 

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Preceded by
Matt Riter
Jack Turnbull Award
1994
Succeeded by
Terry Riordan
Preceded by
Andy Towers
Ivy League Men's Lacrosse Player of the Year
1994
Succeeded by
David Evans
Preceded by
Mark Millon
Major League Lacrosse Championship Game MVP
2003
Succeeded by
Greg Cattrano