“Why I love FogLax…” from Ned Crotty:

Posted on August 4, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

From Team USA attackman Ned Crotty, who will be joining us as a coach for Session 3:
The main reason why I want to be involved in FogLax is because it focuses on the the fundamentals of the game and most importantly, having fun! The landscape of lacrosse has drastically changed over the years, focusing too much on specialization and early recruiting. Growing up, I attended camps that taught me the fundamentals, technique, and most of all, allowed me to have fun playing the game that I love. These same principals that I learned growing up are the focal points of FogLax, which immediately drew my attention and desire to be a part of it.”

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Who is Ned Crotty?

Ned grew up in New Vernon, NJ and graduated from Delbarton in 2005. While at Delbarton, Ned played four years of varsity hockey, winning the State Championship in 2002, and played three years of varsity lacrosse, winning State Championships in ’03, ’04 and ’05. Following Delbarton he went on to play lacrosse at Duke University where he was a 3x All-American, once at Midfield and twice at Attack. Ned was a 2x Captain, 3x All-ACC, 2009 ACC player of the year and 2009 USILA’s Lt. Col. J.I. Award for national attackman of the year.  He played in 4 Final Fours, 2 National Championships and was on Duke’s 2010 National Championship team, the first ever for Duke Lacrosse. He was a 2x-Tewaaraton Finalist and won the Tewaaraton Trophy as the national player of the year in 2010. Ned set the single season assist record at Duke in 2010 with 63 and is second all time in assists at Duke with 147.

Following Duke, Ned was picked first overall in the MLL draft by the Chicago Machine and was the only collegiate player to play with Team USA in the 2010 World Games when they won the Gold Medal in Manchester, England. He has twice been named to the All-MLL Team and was a co-winner of the MLL scoring title in 2011 with Paul Rabil. Ned played 3 seasons in the NLL and is in his 5th MLL season, playing his first season with the New York Lizards after spending the previous 3 season with the Rochester Rattlers.

Ned recently competed for Team USA in the 2014 World Games, held in Denver, CO.