|— Lacrosse player —|
July 15, 1982 |
St. Catharines, Ontario
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||185 pounds (84 kg)|
|MSL team||Six Nations Chiefs|
|NLL Draft||3rd overall, 2005
Sean Greenhalgh (born July 15, 1982) is a lacrosse player for the Buffalo Bandits in the National Lacrosse League. Sean is a cousin to Charlie Mulgrew, a Scottish footballer, who plays for Celtic F.C..
Born in St. Catharines, Ontario, Greenhalgh had a very successful junior career with the St. Catharines Athletics of the OLA Junior A Lacrosse League. In 2000, he was awarded the "Joey Nieuwendyk Award" for Rookie of the Year. The following year, he would win the "Gaylord Powless Sportsmanship Award", and would help lead would lead the Athletics to their first Minto Cup in 10 years.
In 2002, with arguably one of the greatest junior teams ever assembled, Greenhalgh and future professionals Craig Conn, Billy Dee Smith, Matt Vinc, Athan Ianucci, Rory Glaves and Mike Hominuck, led the Athletics to an undefeated season and their second league championship in a row. However, the A's would lose the Minto Cup to the Burnaby Lakers.
In Greenhalgh's final season, the Athletics won their third straight league championship and defeated the Burnaby Lakers to win their second Minto Cup in three years.
High school career
Greenhalgh was a five-year starter at Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School, where along with fellow National Lacrosse League players Craig Conn, Matt Vinc, and Billy Dee Smith, won 2 OFSAA championships, and created a dynasty at the school for many more years in the sport.
After high school, Greenhalgh played for Cornell University, where he was named 2005 Ivy League Player of the Year. He is second in career goals scored (136) and fourth in career points (169) at Cornell.
- Led the Wings in goals (31)
- Tied with Dan Marohl for the lead in points (73)
- Won Overall Player of the Week twice, Offensive Player of the Week once, and Rookie of the Week five times
- Named Rookie of the Month for January
- Given the 2006 National Lacrosse League Sportsmanship Award
In July 2007, Greenhalgh was traded to the Buffalo Bandits in a three-team blockbuster trade, but tore a knee ligament before the season began and missed the entire 2008 season (the same season in which the Bandits won the Champion's Cup).
Greenhalgh was selected by the Los Angeles Riptide in the second round (19th overall) in the 2008 MLL Supplemental Draft. He was also named to the Pre-Season Active roster of the Toronto Nationals for their inaugural season in 2009.
|1998||Spartan Warriors||OLA Jr.B||2||0||3||3||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|1999||St. Catharines Athletics||OLA Jr.A||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2000||St. Catharines Athletics||OLA Jr.A||19||20||17||37||0||15||18||17||35||2|
|2001||St. Catharines Athletics||OLA Jr.A||18||48||29||77||2||13||22||27||49||12|
|Minto Cup||St. Catharines Athletics||CLA||--||--||--||--||--||6||6||7||13||0|
|2002||St. Catharines Athletics||OLA Jr.A||16||28||37||65||2||12||23||21||44||0|
|Minto Cup||St. Catharines Athletics||CLA||--||--||--||--||--||6||5||10||15||0|
|2003||St. Catharines Athletics||OLA Jr.A||9||23||16||39||2||7||19||16||35||2|
|Minto Cup||St. Catharines Athletics||CLA||--||--||--||--||--||6||7||13||20||0|
|2009||Six Nations Chiefs||MSL||10||15||11||26||4||3||0||0||0||0|
|Junior A Totals||63||119||99||218||6||47||82||81||163||16|
|Junior B Totals||2||0||3||3||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Minto Cup Totals||--||--||--||--||--||18||18||30||48||0|
|Senior A Totals||22||30||22||52||4||7||2||3||5||0|
|NLL Sportsmanship Award
- Sean Greenhalgh Bio Cornell University