Jordan Levine

Jordan Levine (born June 30, 1986) is a midfielder lacrosse player for the Washington Bayhawks.[1]

Jordan Levine
Born (1986-06-30) June 30, 1986
NationalityUnited States
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight180 pounds (82 kg)
Positionmidfielder
NLL draft47th overall, 2008
Philadelphia Wings
NLL teamPhiladelphia Wings
MLL team
Former teams
Washington Bayhawks
New Jersey Pride
Toronto Nationals
Former NCAA teamUniversity at Albany
Pro career2008

Early life

Levine, who is 5 feet, 8 inches tall, played baseball, basketball, and football at school.[2][3] He started playing lacrosse when he was 13.[3] As a high school senior he was captain of his Bethpage High School team, and was named All-Nassau County in football and basketball (where he played point guard).[3][4]

College

As a freshman season at University of Albany, where he majored in History, he was All-America East Conference (AAEC) and All-Rookie Team in lacrosse. He was named to the 2006 AAEC First Team, and in 2007 he set the Albany’s single-season NCAA Division I record with 91 GBs, and was AAEC Championship Team and First Team. He was named to the Jewish Sports Review College All-America team in 2007 and 2008, and in 2008 was also named AAEC First Team.[3][5] Levine was named to the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) All-American Second Team in his junior year,[6] and received an Honorable Mention the following year.[5][7]

Dartmouth's head coach Bill Wilson said in September 2007:

The biggest X-factor for Albany is Jordan Levine.... He's willing to go to the goal at any time. He's willing to push the tempo any time, and if you let him take his right hand down the alley, he can shoot on the run as well as most guys.... he sneaks up on you, and he's the fastest guy we saw all year.[8]

Albany head coach Scott Marr called him "an outstanding athlete".[9] In February 2008, Quint Kessenich of ESPN wrote: "Jordan Levine is legit".[10]

His career totals were 57 goals, 56 assists (eighth on Albany's all-time list), and 321 ground balls.[5]

Pro career

He was selected by the New Jersey Pride as the 10th pick in the first round of the 2008 MLL Collegiate Player draft.[3][11] As a rookie, he had 14 points on 5 goals and 9 assists for Toronto.[5][11]

He played for the Toronto Nationals as they won the Major League Lacrosse (MLL) championship in 2009.[3]

In February 2010 he was traded from Toronto to the Washington Bayhawks along with attackman Jeff Zywicki and defenseman Nick O’Hara for Kevin Huntley, midfielder Josh Sims, and two draft picks.[3][5][11] Washington General Manager Spencer Ford said: "Jordan Levine is an unbelievable transition midfielder who can play D, run between the lines and score. He will help us in a big way."[5][11]

References

  1. http://stats.nll.com/stats/player_search.php?search_letter=L
  2. "Official site of the Philadelphia Wings – Players". Wingslax.com. Archived from the original on April 22, 2009. Retrieved May 31, 2010.
  3. "Jewish Tribune – Levine plays major role in lacrosse title win". Jewishtribune.ca. September 8, 2009. Archived from the original on September 26, 2009. Retrieved May 31, 2010.
  4. "Mustang Hoops News". Antonnews.com. January 23, 2004. Archived from the original on December 4, 2008. Retrieved May 31, 2010.
  5. "Lacrosse News". Laxpower.com. Retrieved May 31, 2010.
  6. "Lacrosse News". Laxpower.com. Retrieved May 31, 2010.
  7. "UAlbany Midfielder Jordan Levine Named to USILA Division I All-America Lacrosse Team – UAlbanySports.com—Official Web site of University at Albany Athletics". Ualbanysports.com. February 19, 2008. Retrieved May 31, 2010.
  8. "Big Red Are One Big Machine :: Cornell, Duke headline top half of NCAA tournament bracket". Cstv.com. May 10, 2007. Retrieved May 31, 2010.
  9. "UAlbany keeps an upper hand on Siena". Dailygazette.com. April 3, 2008. Retrieved May 31, 2010.
  10. "Danowski, Duke need no time to warm up – College Sports – ESPN". Sports.espn.go.com. February 25, 2008. Retrieved May 31, 2010.
  11. "Lacrosse Magazine :: A Publication of US Lacrosse : MLL Trade: Huntley to Join Dad in Toronto". Laxmagazine.com. Retrieved May 31, 2010.
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