Currier Named to NLL All-Rookie Squad

Photo: Ward Laforme, Jr. - Rochester Knighthawks
Photo: Ward Laforme, Jr. - Rochester Knighthawks

Currier Named to NLL All-Rookie Squad

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – The National Lacrosse League (NLL) announced today that Rochester Knighthawk, and 2016 Virginia Wesleyan grad, Josh Currier has been named to the 2017 All-Rookie Team.

Currier was joined on the squad by fellow rookie, Kyle Jackson. It is just the second time in Knighthawk history that two players have made the All-Rookie Team with the first coming back in 2012.

Currier, who was drafted sixth overall, ended his rookie campaign third on the team in goals (18) and fifth on the Knighthawks in points (35). He was one of the Knighthawks' top righty forwards, playing alongside veterans like Dawson and Joe Resetarits. The fact that Currier missed a large part of the season with an injury make these statistics even more impressive.

"Both players are well on their way to becoming all-stars in this league," said Knighthawks veteran forward Dan Dawson. "Josh's development during the season was fun to watch. We are extremely excited to have him back for a full season in 2018."

The Peterborough, Ontario native posted points in 11 of the 12 games in which he played last season. In his second pro game, Currier posted a career-best five points on Jan. 7 in a big early-season victory over New England. Just over a month later, he scored a career-high four goals vs. Saskatchewan on Feb. 11.

"With all our injuries this year, our young guys had to step up and lead," added Knighthawks assistant coach Paul Day. "Both Currier and Jackson had outstanding years and were very coachable. They are going to have outstanding careers."

Being selected as one of the league's best rookies was an honor for the 24-year-old forward.

"There were a lot of good rookies this year who deserved this award, so I'm very honored to receive the recognition," he said. "I'm very lucky I was drafted by the Knighthawks because I wouldn't have been named to this team if it weren't for my coaches and teammates."

Currier ended his Virginia Wesleyan career as the top goal scorer in program history (214), also leading in assists (139) and points (353). He holds the ODAC all-time points record, one of just two players to ever top 300 career points. His 353 points also rank him ninth all-time in Division III history.