Brad Kotz

Bradley 'Brad' A. Kotz was a four-time All-American NCAA lacrosse player at Syracuse University from 1982 to 1985.

Brad Kotz
NationalityUnited States
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight180 pounds (82 kg)
ShootsRight
PositionMidfield, Forward
NLL teamsPhiladelphia Wings
NCAA teamSyracuse University
Pro career1989–1991
CoachUniversity of Pennsylvania, Assistant Coach
Career highlights
U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame, 2001

Syracuse Orange

The Orange won an NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship in 1983 and made two additional appearances in the NCAA finals in 1984 and 1985, with Kotz as their leading player.

In the 1983 championship, Kotz teamed with Tim Nelson to lead the Orange to a 17-16 upset over Johns Hopkins, and the team's first national title since 1925. Kotz scored five goals, all in the second half, and was named the tournament MVP in leading Syracuse back from a 12 to 5 second half deficit.

Kotz was named the USILA player of the year in 1983, and was inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2001.[1]

Kotz was also a member of the ILF World Champion US squads for the 1986 and 1990 World Lacrosse Championships, teaming with John Tucker, Larry Quinn, Tony Resch and Dave Pietramala.

Major Indoor Lacrosse League

Brad was one of the major early draws for indoor lacrosse, playing professionally from 1987 to 1991 with the Major Indoor Lacrosse League Washington Wave and with the Philadelphia Wings, and winning two championships with the Wings. He led the league in scoring in 1989 and was named first team All-Pro in 1990. In 1987 Kotz teamed with Frank Urso in leading the Washington Wave to a 20-15 win over the Wings in the semi-finals, and a close one-goal loss to the Baltimore Thunder in the finals. Kotz attended the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School while playing for Philadelphia. During this time, he was also an assistant coach at the University of Pennsylvania under Tony Seaman, helping guide the Quakers to the 1988 Ivy League title and NCAA tournament appearance.[2][3]

West Genesee

Kotz played lacrosse at West Genesee High School, one of the premier high school teams in the country, along with notable Syracuse players, Tom Korrie and Jeff McCormick. Over more than forty years, West Genesee lacrosse teams have captured a total of 25 New York Section 3 titles and 15 New York State championships. Kotz' team went 24 and 0 while winning the New York high school state title in his senior season of 1981. For his effort, Kotz was named High School All American that year.[4]

Personal

Brad founded and is currently a principal at the real estate investment firm, Seneca Properties,Inc., based in Bethesda, MD. Brad Kotz married Renee Rogers in early 1997, and one year later had their first daughter. Two years after that a second daughter was born.[5]

Kotz is originally from Camillus, NY.

Statistics

Syracuse University

     
SeasonGPGAPtsPPG
1982102110313.10
1983154121624.13
1984163130613.82
1985163615513.19
Totals57129762053.60

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National Lacrosse League Career

    Regular Season   Playoffs
     
SeasonGPGAPtsLBPIMGPGAPtsLBPIM
19899311950----1336----
1990--11920----------------
1991--6612----------------
Totals194531761061038917213 (a)
(a) Philadelphia Wings stats only (may not include complete MILL/NLL stats)

See also

References

  1. "Syracuse Lacrosse Media Guide" (PDF). Syracuse University. 2004. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2005-03-04.
  2. "Philadelphia Wings WingsZone History Page". Wingzone.com. Archived from the original on 2007-11-02.
  3. "Kotz Inducted into Hall of Fame". Syracues University. June 27, 2001. Archived from the original on 2007-09-30.
  4. The Post-Standard. MESSERE TAKES FIVE: West Genesee Coach Mike Messere selects the five most memorable contests of his career. April 10, 1996. pg. 53
  5. "Seneca Properties Inc". 2008.
Preceded by
Tom Sears
Lt. Raymond Enners Award
1983
Succeeded by
Larry Quinn
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