After a strong showing at the Rochester Knighthawks open tryouts Oct. 26 and Oct. 27 Josh Kacprzak signed a one-year deal with his hometown team
After a strong showing at the Rochester Knighthawks open tryouts Oct. 26 and Oct. 27 Josh Kacprzak signed a one-year deal with his hometown team.
Kacprzak, a native of Rochester, graduated from the Aquinas Institute in 2004. Kacprzak was also a tight end for the Little Irish football team and in 2002, his junior year, the Aquinas football team won the Class A New York State Championship.
As a senior on the lacrosse team, he earned First-Team All-Greater Rochester Area Lacrosse League honors.
The 6-foot-2, 220-pound defender finished his collegiate career at the New York Institute of Technology. The defender led the Bears with 14 caused turnovers as a junior in 2009 and 12 as a senior in 2010. He collected 64 ground balls in his two seasons with NYIT, and was an All-East Coast Conference Honorable Mention.
In 2012, he suited up for the Newton Golden Eagles of the Senior “B” Can-Am League. In 15 games, he scored eight goals and four assists. The Golden Eagles finished the regular season 16-2, but lost in the finals to the Onondaga Red Hawks. The defenseman played in the Can-Am All-Star Game for the second straight season, scoring two assists for the South All-Stars.
Kacprzak spent the previous two seasons with the Rochester Greywolves. He totaled 21 points and 60 penalty minutes with the Greywolves in 2010 and 2011, earning All-Star honors in 2011. He is currently a member of the Reading Rockets in their inaugural season in the Professional Lacrosse League.
The Knighthawks open training camp Saturday, Nov. 24 at Total Sports Experience in Gates, where Kacprzak will have a chance to earn a spot on the team he’s been cheering for from the stands.