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11/06/2012 - 9:49am

Kacprzak continues his dream with invitation to Training Camp

By Travis Larner, Knighthawks.com— After a strong showing at the Rochester Knighthawks Open Tryouts on October 26th and 27th, Josh Kacprzak (Ka-per-zak) signed a one-year deal with his hometown team. (Photo by Scott Thomas - http://sthomasphotos.com/)

“It’s pretty exciting. I’ve been a fan of the Knighthawks for a while. I’ve been to a lot of games. To have the opportunity to play against some of these guys is going to be a great opportunity and I’m just looking forward to it,” said Kacprzak.

Kacprzak, a native of Rochester, graduated from the Aquinas Institute in 2004. Not only was he a stellar lacrosse player at Aquinas, Kacprzak was also a tight end for the Little Irish football team. In 2002, his junior year, the Aquinas football team won the Class A New York State Championship.

“To be able to play in the (Carrier) Dome was a pretty cool experience. To be able to touch that trophy was cool and to bring it back to Rochester,” said Kacprzak.

As a senior on the lacrosse team, he earned First-Team All-Greater Rochester Area Lacrosse League honors.

In 2006, he played his freshman season at Herkimer Community College before transferring back home to Monroe Community College. With the Tribunes, he earned Second-Team All-Region honors and was named the team’s defensive MVP.

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.

“I was brand new to the box league when I started with the Greywolves. I just took what I was taught from my coaches,” said Kacprzak. “Through all the experiences I had playing in that league against some good players, I just had to step my game up and put in a lot of hard work on and off the floor.”

The Knighthawks open Training Camp on Saturday, November 24th and Sunday, November 25th 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.

“I’m excited about it, but at the same time I’m not going to take anything for granted. I was given an opportunity to go to training camp and I’m going to take it one day at a time and see how it goes,” said Kacprzak.


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