|— Lacrosse player —|
November 27, 1971 |
Auburn, New York
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||240 pounds (109 kg)|
|Former NCAA team||University of Syracuse|
|NLL team||Rochester Knighthawks|
|Former MLL teams||Rochester Rattlers|
Regy Thorpe (born November 27, 1971 in Auburn, New York) was a professional lacrosse player for the Rochester Knighthawks in the National Lacrosse League who is now retired. He played his entire NLL career with the Knighthawks. He also played with the Rochester Rattlers of Major League Lacrosse. Currently, Thorpe is the head coach for the Hamilton Nationals of Major League Lacrosse.
Thorpe played for two years at Herkimer Junior College, where he earned All-America honors and was named the NJCAA Defenseman of the Year in 1991. He was inducted into the NJCAA Hall of Fame in 2011. He then enrolled at Syracuse and helped the Orange to the national finals in 1992. In his senior season, Thorpe earned All-America honors after leading Syracuse to a national title as a team captain.
Thorpe has been a member of the Rochester Knighthawks since the team's inaugural season in 1995. He is the only member of the original team still with the Knighthawks. During the 2007 NLL season, Thorpe was named team captain, in the absence of injured Mike Hasen, and helped lead his team to the winning of the Champion's Cup.
In August 2008, Thorpe was named the new GM of the Knighthawks. It was announced at the time that he had retired from playing to take the GM job, but in November, Thorpe signed a playing contract, becoming the first player-GM in NLL history.
Thorpe gave up his front-office duties after the season, and it appeared his playing career was over as well, but in the first week of February 2010, he was re-signed to the Knighthawks roster to provide experience and physicality on the defense.
A product of the Syracuse Orange lacrosse program, Thorpe had also played with the Rochester Rattlers for the team's initial six seasons before retiring. He was initially acquired by the Rattlers in the 10th round of the 2001 MLL Supplemental Draft.
He also coaches the Jordan-Elbridge High School lacrosse team.
Thorpe officially retired as an active NLL player on December 4, 2010.
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- "Nationals Announce Move to Hamilton". NationalsLacrosse.com press release. March 5, 2009. Retrieved 2011-02-04.
- "Regy's Reign". LaxMagazine.com. Retrieved 2007-08-13.
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- Tutka, Paul (November 25, 2008). "Rochester Knighthawks GM Regy Thorpe signs playing contract for 2009 NLL season". NLL Insider. Retrieved 2008-11-25.
- "Six Nations Arrows Roster". SixNationsArrows.com. Retrieved 2007-08-13.