FORMER DUKE ALL-AMERICAN ZACK GREER TO PLAY FOR BRYANT IN 2009

August 19, 2008

LACROSSE ALL-AMERICAN ZACK GREER TO PLAY FOR BRYANT UNIVERSITY IN 2009 

SMITHFIELD, R.I. - Bryant University head men's lacrosse coach Mike Pressler is pleased to announce the addition of Zack Greer, three-time All-American and the NCAA's all-time career goals leader, to the Bryant University men's lacrosse program.  

Zack Greer set the NCAA all-time career scoring record with 206 goals.  (photo courtesy of Duke Sports Information).

A native of Whitby, Ontario, Greer led Duke University to a pair of national championship appearances. He will enroll in Bryant University's Graduate School of Business and will participate in lacrosse during the 2009 season.

Greer is eligible for an additional collegiate year as part of the NCAA's decision to grant an extra year for members of the 2006 Duke men's lacrosse team. Greer played for coach Pressler at Duke for two seasons (2005-06). 

With an NCAA record 206 career goals, Greer was a finalist for the 2008 Tewaaraton Trophy, given to the nation's player of the year in men's lacrosse. 

The 6-foot-2 attackman led the nation in scoring in each of the last three seasons with 57 in 2005, 67 in 2007 and scoring 65 this past spring.  The 67 goals scored in 2007 was the fifth-best all-time for goals in a season in NCAA history; his 57 in '05 set an NCAA record for goals by a freshman.

Greer's career high of 11 points (six goals, five assists) against Ohio State in last year's tournament quarterfinals fell just one point shy of the NCAA tournament record of 12 points held by Maryland's Ed Mullen and Syracuse's Gary Gait.

Bryant University will begin its first year competing in Division I in 2008-09.  The Bulldogs posted a school-record 14 wins during Pressler's second season with the Bulldogs this past spring, guiding Bryant to its first-ever NCAA tournament appearance. 

Bryant will not be eligible for postseason play for two years during the school's reclassification. 

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