7/15/14 12:00 AM
Denver Outlaws attack man Zack Greer has had a storied lacrosse career.
Greer was born in Whitby, Ontario, Can. and led Canada to the championship game at the International Lacrosse Federation Under-19 World Champions where he scored 16 goals with one assist to earn a spot on the IFL All-World Team. He also played with the Ontario Lacrosse Associations Whitby Warriors, scoring 72 goals with 72 assists to earn team MVP honors.
In college, Greer was a recipient of the 2009 Lowe's Senior Class award, the nation’s premier award for NCAA senior student athletes. He graduated with a Masters degree in business from Bryant University. Prior to that he was named a four-time All-American (2006-08) at Duke University and Bryant University (2009). Greer left college as Division 1's All-time leading goal scorer with 248 markers and tied the NCAA Division-I record with 353 career points. Among Greer's college career he also won the Jack Turnball Award, which is given to the USILA Attackman of the year.
Following his college career, the Long Island Lizards (now the New York Lizards) selected Greer third overall in the 2009 Collegiate Draft. In his rookie season, he tallied 12 goals in just five games. He followed that up with 17 goals the following season.
After two years away from the MLL, Greer joined the Outlaws last season. In his first year in Denver, the 6-foot-1, 190-pound Canadian netted 18 goals and collected 10 assists for 28 points. This year, he’s already picked up three goals and two assists in just two games.
Greer is playing in his first World Championships, representing team Canada.