Zack Greer

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Zack Greer
— Lacrosse player —
Born (1986-02-12) February 12, 1986 (age 30)
Whitby, ON, CAN
Position Attack
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 190 pounds (86 kg)
NCAA team Bryant University
Duke University
NLL team
F. Teams
Saskatchewan Rush
Minnesota Swarm
MLL Team Denver Outlaws
Nationality Canada
NLL Draft 3rd overall, 2009
Minnesota Swarm
Pro career 2009present
Shoots Left

Zack Greer (born February 12, 1986 in Whitby, Ontario) is a Canadian professional lacrosse player who plays for the Denver Outlaws in Major League Lacrosse and the Saskatchewan Rush of the National Lacrosse League. Greer attended high school at All Saints Catholic Secondary School in Whitby, and grew up playing box lacrosse. Greer's brother, Bill, plays for the Toronto Rock in the National Lacrosse League. Greer's cousin Shawn Thornton plays for the Florida Panthers in the National Hockey League.

Junior career[edit]

Greer played junior box lacrosse with the Whitby Warriors of the OLA Junior A Lacrosse League. In 2003, he was awarded the "Joey Nieuwendyk Award" for Rookie of the Year. He was also awarded the "Dean McLeod Award" for Playoffs M.V.P in 2004.[1]

College career[edit]

Duke University[edit]

In 2006, Zack Greer and his teammate Matt Danowski led the Duke Blue Devils high powered attack to the 2007 NCAA Final Four. Duke faced Johns Hopkins University in the final, only to lose after mounting a strong comeback at the end of the game.[2] In 2008, Greer led Division I in goals scored, helping to lead Duke to the Final Four once again. However, Duke fell short, losing to Johns Hopkins in the semi-finals.

Greer was a four-time All-American including two times on the first team at Duke, who holds the all-time Duke [3] and NCAA lacrosse goals record.[4] Following the 2008 season, Greer was awarded the Jack Turnbull Award given to the USILA Attackman of the year.[5]

Resulting from "unusual circumstance," the NCAA granted 33 Duke Lacrosse players, including Greer, a rare fifth year of eligibility. which was granted to many players of the Duke lacrosse team in return for their season being cancelled in 2006 because of the Duke University lacrosse team scandal[6]

Bryant University[edit]

Greer used his fifth year of eligibility to pursue a graduate business degree at Bryant University in the fall of 2008 where he played under former Duke head coach, Mike Pressler. In 2009, Bryant University, a former Division II school, played Division I college lacrosse for the first time. At the end of Bryant's 2009 NCAA Division 1 Season, Greer netted 42 Goals and 26 Assists combining for 68 points. Since Bryant was transitioning to Division I that season, Greer's statistics for 2009 do not count toward official NCAA Division I records. [7]

MLL career[edit]

The Long Island Lizards selected Greer with the third pick overall in the 2009 MLL draft.[8]

The Long Island Lizards traded Greer in the 2012-2013 offseason to the Denver Outlaws in exchange for Midfielder Collin Briggs.[9]

NLL[edit]

On September 9, 2009, Greer was drafted 3rd overall in the 2009 NLL entry draft by the Minnesota Swarm. [10] Greer finished his rookie season with 10 goals and 23 points.

Statistics[edit]

NLL[edit]

Reference:[11]

Zack Greer Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team GP G A Pts LB PIM Pts/GP LB/GP PIM/GP GP G A Pts LB PIM Pts/GP LB/GP PIM/GP

2010 Minnesota Swarm 13 10 13 23 45 14 1.77 3.46 1.08 1 1 1 2 1 0 2.00 1.00 0.00
2011 Minnesota Swarm 4 5 5 10 6 4 2.50 1.50 1.00
2011 Edmonton Rush 7 9 10 19 33 4 2.71 4.71 0.57
2012 Edmonton Rush 15 31 12 43 56 7 2.87 3.73 0.47 3 6 7 13 7 2 4.33 2.33 0.67
2013 Edmonton Rush 15 28 25 53 46 2 3.53 3.07 0.13 1 0 0 0 3 2 0.00 3.00 2.00
2014 Edmonton Rush 17 30 22 52 57 6 3.06 3.35 0.35 3 5 2 7 11 0 2.33 3.67 0.00
2015 Edmonton Rush 18 44 36 80 54 21 4.44 3.00 1.17 5 8 6 14 12 6 2.80 2.40 1.20
2016 Saskatchewan Rush 16 42 28 70 76 16 4.38 4.75 1.00 4 8 5 13 14 0 3.25 3.50 0.00
2017 Colorado Mammoth 2 3 6 9 10 0 4.50 5.00 0.00
107 202 157 359 383 74 3.36 3.58 0.69 17 28 21 49 48 10 2.88 2.82 0.59
Career Total: 124 230 178 408 431 84 3.29 3.48 0.68

GP–Games played;G–Goals;A–Assists;Pts–Points;LB–Loose balls;PIM–Penalty minutes;Pts/GP–Points per games played;LB/GP–Loose balls per games played;PIM/GP–Penalty minutes per games played;

NCAA[edit]

     
Season Team GP G A Pts PPG
2005 Duke 20 57 15 72 3.60
2006 Duke 8 17 7 24 3.13
2007 Duke 20 67 27 94 4.70
2008 Duke 19 65 30 95 5.00
2009 Bryant 15 42 26 68 4.65
Totals 82 248 (a) 105 353 (b) 4.25
(a) 1st in NCAA Men's Division I Career Goals (Greer's career goals of 248 are not officially recognized in the NCAA record books, because Greer was granted a fifth season of eligibility and Bryant was considered a reclassifying institution that season. The NCAA lists Greer's career goals record as 206 goals)
(b) 3rd in NCAA Men's Division I Career Points (Greer's career points mark of 353 points is not officially recognized in the NCAA record books, because Greer was granted a fifth season of eligibility and Bryant was considered a reclassifying institution that season. The NCAA lists Greer's official career points as 285 which ranks 12th)

MLL[edit]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team GP G 2ptG A Pts PIM GB S GP G 2ptG A Pts PIM GB S
2009 Long Island 5 12 0 2 14 0 8 28 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
2010 Long Island 10 17 0 3 20 8 7 59 2 2 6 0 0 6 1 10
2012 Long Island 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 Denver 1 4 0 4 1 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLL totals 16 33 0 5 38 8 16 93 3 6 0 0 6 4 6 23

OLA[edit]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2001 Whitby Warriors OLA Jr.A 7 4 3 7 0 1 0 0 0 0
2002 Whitby Warriors OLA Jr.A 6 2 1 3 2 5 2 5 7 0
2003 Whitby Warriors OLA Jr.A 13 21 18 39 8 9 9 11 20 10
2004 Whitby Warriors OLA Jr.A 20 35 41 76 23 20 37 31 68 13
2005 Whitby Warriors OLA Jr.A 4 8 4 12 4 6 4 14 18 7
2006 Whitby Warriors OLA Jr.A 6 11 10 21 19 5 6 7 13 6
2007 Whitby Warriors OLA Jr.A 11 11 17 28 13 10 8 22 30 30
2007 Brooklin Redmen MSL 2 1 2 3 2 -- -- -- -- --
2008 Brooklin Redmen MSL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Junior A Totals 67 92 94 186 69 56 66 90 156 66
Senior A Totals 3 1 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 0

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "O.L.A. JUNIOR A TROPHY WINNERS". wampsbibleoflacrosse.com. 
  2. ^ "Johns Hopkins 12, Duke 11". NCAA Sports.com. Retrieved 2007-07-18. 
  3. ^ Taylor, Jeff (March 15, 2008). "Duke's Greer sets school record in rout of UNC". InsideLacrosse.com. Archived from the original on 2008-03-20. Retrieved 2008-03-17. 
  4. ^ "Greer sets sets NCAA goals record in Duke's win over St. Johns". InsideLacrosse.com. May 4, 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-05-07. Retrieved 2008-05-06. 
  5. ^ Burns, Sean (May 28, 2008). "USILA announces major award winners". InsideLacrosse.com. Archived from the original on 2008-05-29. Retrieved 2008-05-27. 
  6. ^ "NCAA to allow Duke players to reclaim lost season". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2007-05-31. 
  7. ^ Kessenich, Quint (August 11, 2008). "Former Duke star Zack Greer to attend Bryant". Inside Lacrosse. Retrieved 2008-08-12. [dead link]
  8. ^ "GREER SELECTED THIRD OVERALL IN 2009 MLL DRAFT". bryantbulldogs.com. May 28, 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-28. 
  9. ^ "Lizards Land Briggs, Trade Greer to Outlaws". http://insidelacrosse.com. Oct 5, 2012. Retrieved 2013-05-11.  External link in |work= (help)
  10. ^ "Minnesota Swarm Select Zack Greer Third Overall". oursportscentral.com. September 10, 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-10. 
  11. ^ "National Lacrosse League Pointstreak Stats". NLL.com. Retrieved January 11, 2017. 
Preceded by
Matt Danowski
Jack Turnbull Award
2008
Succeeded by
Ned Crotty