Not just anyone gets to throw a Victoria Shamrocks sweater over their head. But Cody Hagedorn did, for 3 seasons. And in an age where we tend to see goalies growing and growing in size to take up space, Hagedorn bucks the trend. But that doesn’t mean he’s any less capable of getting in the way. The athleticism of his 170-pound frame had him in the Victoria cage for 3 summers as the starter, and he logged more than 900 minutes in each of the last 2 seasons. All 3 of those seasons were playoff-seasons as well, including a semifinals appearance this past summer, a tribute to his steadiness in anchoring a defense. But there comes a time when young players move on and move up, and that time is now for Hagedorn. He’ll be paying close attention Monday night, waiting to hear if there’s a National Lacrosse League team at the the entry draft ready to see if he’s got what it takes to be a stopper at the top level of the game.
Weight: 170 pounds
From: Victoria, British Columbia
Junior A: Victoria Jr. Shamrocks
What do you feel your greatest asset is that would allow you to translate your game to the NLL? My explosiveness, ability to move in the net and the speed at which I can control and move the ball.
One word to describe your game? Athletic
What role/position do you see yourself playing in the NLL? A goalie who can be relied on and make I can have a huge influence in transition to generate offence.
What current or former NLLer would you most closely compare or model your game after? Matt Vinc.
Your greatest accomplishment during your lacrosse career? Playing three years as the starting goalie for the Victoria Jr. Shamrocks.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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