Remember way back in 2009 when the Calgary Mountaineers shocked the Junior B lacrosse world and won the Founders Cup? Tanner Serwatkewich does, and for good reason. He was a goalie for that team and to this day, it remains his hand-picked top lacrosse moment. And for good reason, being that the Mounties became just the third non-Ontario team to win that hardware. Well, this goalie out of Calgary is a bit more grown up now and after spending this past summer with the Senior B Raiders, he’s ready to take it up a notch and see how he fares against National Lacrosse League shooters. His name is in the hat for Monday’s draft and he’s read to put his knowledge and skill to use at the highest level. Need a game-changing save? Serwatkewich is ready to make it. Need reliability? Serwatkewich says he’s your goalie. Need help pronouncing his last name? He can do that, too. Whatever you need in goal, Serwatkewich is ready to provide it and all he needs now is to hear his name called on Monday night.
From: Calgary, AB
Junior B: Calgary Mountaineers
Senior B: Okotoks Raiders
What do you feel your greatest asset is that would allow you to translate your game to the NLL? My desire to win I think, every game I’m doing everything I can to give my team a chance to win the game
One word to describe your game? Reliable
What role/position do you see yourself playing in the NLL? I see myself as a solid goaltender who can put the team on his back when needed and could turn the game around with one big save.
What current or former NLLer would you most closely compare or model your game after? Matt Vinc. As a goalie, it’s hard not to respect the way he plays the position.
Your greatest accomplishment during your lacrosse career? Winning the Founders Cup in 2009 and becoming only the third non-Ontario team to do so.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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