Meet a NALL Player: Patrick Crosby

Name: Patrick Crosby

Height: 5-10

Position: Goaltender

Team: Kentucky StickHorses

Pro/International Teams: Kentucky StickHorses (NLL); Slovakian National Team (2011)

 Favorite Lacrosse Memory: 2011 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships

Favorite Pro Player/Player You Base Your Game Off Of: Matt Vinc is my favorite professional goaltender and I believe he is the best in the world. My best friend used to be an account manager for the NY Titans so I would get tickets, sit behind the goal and watch him early in his career.  I have learned the most from Marty O’Neil and Ginny Capicchioni, they have done the most for my game and getting me to the level where I am at and I am ever greatful for their help and support.

Biggest Strength as a Player: I would say my overall athleticism and prior ice hockey background – prior to playing indoor lacrosse I was an ice hockey goaltender so many of the movements transitioned over well for me as opposed to an American field lacrosse goalie and this has been a huge asset to me in my career.

Toughest Player You Have Faced: In the 2011 WILC I was afforded the opportunity to play team Canada in the first game of the tournament and I feel extremely fortunate to have played against some of the best players in the game. It was a surreal experience and it did a lot for my game in terms of confidence and being exposed to that level of play and ball movement.

Crosby’s Thoughts:

Originally from Sayreville, New Jersey I grew up playing ice hockey my entire life. I competed at the ACHA Collegiate level for Temple University in Philadelphia, PA where I currently live and have resided since 2003. Prior to playing for the Kentucky StickHorses/Team Slovakia I have previously played at the Sr. B level in Canada for the Vermont Voyageurs, Rochester Greywolves, Akwesasne Mad Mohawks and the US Indoor Lacrosse Developmental team. It was an honor to be drafted by the Kentucky StickHorses and the 2012 NALL Invitational season was an important and successful step for professional American indoor lacrosse. I am proud to play in the North American Lacrosse League and for the StickHorses and I am extremely excited for what the NALL has built for 2013 and feel privileged to be a part of it.