He dropped 59 points with 19 goals and 40 assists, which isn’t bad for his first season with the Victoria Junior Shamrocks. Heck, it’s not too bad considering this was his first year in North America. Dominik Pesek burst on to the scene during the 2011 world championships, helping the Czech Republic advance to the bronze medal game. And like many new to the game, he was absorbed by it. But instead of settling for watching the North American game on-line from his home, he decided to become a part of it. He made the move to Victoria with no guarantees of making the team and his natural athleticism made the right-hander a solid contributor. Now, he’s looking to take another step by throwing his hat into the ring for the Sept. 16 National Lacrosse League entry draft. How it all shakes down remains to be seen, but if there’s a player out there more willing to be coached and more willing to reach a dream, we’d like to meet him.
Height: 6 feet
Weight: 195 pounds
From: Radotin, Czech Republic
Junior A: Victoria Jr.A Shamrocks
What do you feel your greatest asset is that would allow you to translate your game to the NLL? I think that I am not selfish on the floor, looking for open guys
One word to describe your game? Unselfish
What role/position do you see yourself playing in the NLL? I see myself playing on the O side creating space and opportunities for the top scorers.
What current or former NLLer would you most closely compare or model your game after? I am trying to learn from all the great players, not just one. I love watching guys like Garrett Billings, Curtis Dickson, John Grant Jr. and I am trying to learn something from them and put it in my game.
Your greatest accomplishment during your lacrosse career? Playing with Jr. Shamrocks and playing the World Games against Iroquois, USA and Canada.Chavez is an avid lacrosse player in Rochester and a journalist for the Democrat and Chronicle as well as a longtime Inside Lacrosse contributor. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to RochesterSports.com.
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