There’s a time and place for humor, but the lacrosse floor is not the time or the place. When you’re on the floor, it’s go time and no one understands that more than Kevin Pym. As a defensive transition man, Pym knows his role and excels in it. How else to explain the success of the Okotoks Raiders, a team that was Alberta’s latest rep in the Minto Cup and a team that’s come to rely on the likes of Pym for its fuel. Gritty as sandpaper when he needs to be and smooth as silk when it’s time, Pym prides himself on the lacrosse IQ he’s gained in his years of experience, knowledge that led him to drop 59 points (25-34) in 28 career games with the Raiders. Offense, defense, he can do what the situation calls for and even better, recognizes when the situation calls for a bit more pressure on the accelerator. The hope now is that the National Lacrosse League comes calling in Monday’s entry draft because if it does, you can bet Pym will be ready to roll wherever his services are desired.
Weight: 160 pounds
Position: D Transition.
From: Burnaby, B.C.
Junior A: Okotoks Raiders
What do you feel your greatest asset is that would allow you to translate your game to the NLL? My greatest asset is my lacrosse IQ paired with my footwork and overall speed.
Two words to describe your game? Honest Effort.
What role/position do you see yourself playing in the NLL? I am comfortable at either end, in transition, on ball teams. Accept the role, master it by following the process required and grow from there.
What current or former NLLer would you most closely compare or model your game after? Jesse Gamble and Bruce Codd. Great feet, great angles, good sticks, anticipate and execute. Great stay-in-the-moment-what’s-next players. What we lack in size we make up for in heart.
Your greatest accomplishment during your lacrosse career? Beating Mouse in shootouts! He was average. Lol. Becoming an alumni with the #Raidernation. Winning is winning and I have been on many winning teams but my greatest team accomplishments have yet to come. Personal accolades are for when you have grandkids and get to embellish stories. Team first. Period.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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