Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Adanacs nab Harnett

The Coquitlam Adanacs announced that defender/transition player Jon Harnett will join its team for the 2011 season.  
Harnett  23, played his minor and junior lacrosse in Orangeville and is currently playing for the Calgary Roughnecks. He joined the Roughnecks this season along with Adanac scorer Darryl Veltman in a blockbuster , trade involving former Adanac Josh Sanderson moving to the Boston Blazers. 
Harnett joined the Blazers in 2009 as a 20-year-old playing every game  and being named to the NLL All-Rookie team. He was still playing Junior A lacrosse in Orangeville, where he eventually won two Minto Cups. He was a finalist for the Canadian Junior Defender of the Year in 2009. Last summer he suited up for the Kitchener-Waterloo Kodiaks. He also played field lacrosse at the University of Guelph, where he was  named an  All-Canadian by the Canadian University Field Lacrosse Association. He also spent two years at Adrian University in Michigan.
Harnett is a 6’ 2” 195 lbs left-handed shot. He is known as a shutdown defender and a speedy transition player who excels at getting the ball out of his end.  
“Jon will be a big asset in shoring up our back end which was the main weakness that we had assessed for our team based on last season,” Adanacs general manager Les Wingrove said. “He is a great fit for our club. He is currently playing with a lot of our players in Calgary and it will be an easy transformation for him as well as the team. Jon has a lot of experience for a young player. ”
Harnett will join the Adanacs at the conclusion of the NLL season.

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