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Kyle Harrison's Top 10 Career Moments
We can’t believe it's been 10 years since we first teamed up with college legend and MLL All-Star Kyle Harrison! To celebrate Kyle’s 10-year anniversary with STX, we decided to rank his Top 10 Career Moments, and hear what he had to say about each one:
#10: In 2014, Kyle was named the Ohio Machine’s season MVP.
"It was an honor to be named team MVP on a team full of all-stars."
#9: In his first season with the Ohio Machine, Kyle scored the game-winning goal against the Denver Outlaws, sending the Ohio Machine to the playoffs for the first time in franchise history.
"All athletes dream about game-winning plays. Scoring a goal to send us to the playoffs for the first time felt pretty good."
#8: After taking a five-year break from the MLL, Kyle returned to the field in 2014 with the Ohio Machine, scoring a goal within the first 45 seconds of the game. (Click here to watch the incredible play!)
"Obviously, after taking five years off, I was anxious about returning to the field. To score a goal and help our team win—that was awesome!"
#7: Kyle co-founded and joined the LXM Pro Tour in 2009, taking his passion for lacrosse to the west, and helping to grow awareness and interest in the sport.
"Developing the concept for the tour and watching it come to life was so rewarding. We got to take lacrosse to a whole other part of the country and introduce so many people to the sport."
#6: After graduating from Johns Hopkins University, Kyle emerged as the #1 overall draft pick for the 2005 Major League Lacrosse season, signing as a midfielder for the New Jersey Pride.
"Being picked first in anything is exciting, even if it’s for kickball on the school playground. I was told by a lot of folks in high school that I wouldn’t see a D1 field until my junior or senior year of college, so to be the #1 MLL draft pick was pretty exciting."
#5: In 2005, Kyle began working with STX to design lacrosse equipment and protective gear. In 2013, he launched the third generation of his K18 line of lacrosse handles, heads, and protective gear.
"Working with the team at STX to develop each product line has been a dream come true. The growth of STX over the last 10 years has been remarkable. The process of creating a line has become more complex and refined, which has been so cool to see."
#4: In 2016, Kyle was named to the Johns Hopkins University Hall of Fame (casually brushes shoulders off).
"That was an unexpected call from Coach Petro, that’s for sure. For a Baltimore kid who grew up going to games at Homewood, being inducted to the JHU Hall of Fame was surreal."
#3: In 2005, Kyle became the first (and only) Johns Hopkins University athlete to win the Tewaaraton Award, an award recognizing the most outstanding lacrosse player at the NCAA level.
"I remember my sophomore year when I was first named a Tewaaraton finalist. Adam Doneger, one of the senior captains, came over and congratulated me on our way to practice – at the time, I had no clue what he was talking about!"
#2: In 2006, Kyle donned the red, white, and blue uniform, representing Team USA in the World Lacrosse Championship. He went on to play for Team USA again in 2014.
"As an American athlete, there’s nothing better than wearing a jersey with those three letters. Being a part of that team will always be one of my greatest honors."
#1: Capping off an undefeated season, Kyle led the Johns Hopkins University Blue Jays to victory in the 2005 National Championship.
"The season leading up to the 2005 championship was one of the best years of my life. There were so many great players and leaders that had come through that program—that 16-0 season was the culmination of years of hard work."
Get to know Kyle even more in this behind-the-scenes video of his shoot for the new Stallion 700.
Click here for more footage of Kyle doing what he does best - killing it on the field!