Daily Archives: August 14, 2009

Professional Lacrosse Profile: Boston Cannons Middie And Face-Off Specialist Chris Eck Wins 2009 Warrior Lacrosse Most Improved Player Award And Is An Outstanding Role Model


Chris Eck at Colgate

Chris Eck ranks third all-time in Division-I lacrosse history, and first in Colgate history, in face-off wins with a total of 658. - This four-time All-Patriot League honoree also owns the top three single-season win totals in Colgate lacrosse history, with his career best year coming in 2008 when he won 193 face-offs...This year, Eck, appeared in all twelve regular season games for Boston, winning 196 of 359 face-off attempts and collecting 70 groundballs. His 196 victories were second to only Washington's Alex Smith, who had 217 face-off wins on 368 attempts.

 

Position: M
Date of Birth: 01/25/1985
Height: 6′ 0″   Weight: 200 lbs
College Experience: Colgate University ’08
Resides: Fairfield, CT
Birthplace: Cleveland, OH
Acquired: Cannons’ fourth-round selection (38th overall) in the 2008 MLL Collegiate Draft.

Biography:

2008: MLL rookie season…Appeared in one game for the Cannons on 8/9/08 against Denver…Recorded four groundballs and won 23 of 37 face-offs.
COLLEGE: Ranks third all-time in Division-I lacrosse history and first in Colgate history in face-off wins with 658 (.609 career win-percentage)…Four-time All-Patriot League honoree and selected to the All-Tournament Team in 2007 and 2008…His 302 groundballs rank third all-time at Colgate…Owns the top three single-season win totals in Raider history with 193 face-offs won in his senior year (2008) being a career best…Missed freshman season due to injury.
PERSONAL: Nickname is Eck…Works as an advisor for PricewaterhouseCoopers…Runs his own lacrosse company called Ecks Factor Lacrosse…He and his family are involved with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation…First job was as a golf caddie…from the same town as musician John Mayer…Handy with electronics…Loves to barbeque…Favorite television show is The Office…Favorite movie is Boondock Saints…Favorite food is Skyline Chilli…Favorite athlete outside of lacrosse is Greg Grigsby of the Kansas City Chiefs…Helped lead Colgate lacrosse to the school’s first Patriot League Tournament Championship in 2008.