Knighthawks Sign 'Kedoh' For Two Years
from press release
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- The Rochester Knighthawks signed young goal scorer Alex "Kedoh" Hill (pronounced – Kid-doe) to a two-year deal, according to General Manager and Owner Curt Styres.
"I'm real happy to be signing with the Knighthawks. A lot of lacrosse players like me would love to play professional lacrosse close to home and now I have that opportunity," said Hill. "It's like I'm living out a childhood dream."
Hill, 21, was acquired from the Edmonton Rush on October 10th in a five-player, one-draft choice deal. He enters his second season in the NLL after completing his rookie season in 2011 with five goals and six assists in nine games. Hill just completed his first training camp weekends as a new member of the Knighthawks. His play impressed the fans, but more importantly the coaching staff.
"He's a constant threat with and without the ball and he's got a very good shot from the outside," said Head Coach Mike Hasen. "For a young kid he is a presence in the offensive end and we'll need him to continue to compete every time he is on the floor."
The former third-round pick finished second in Junior "A" lacrosse this summer with 117 points (46+71) in 22 games for the Six Nations Arrows. For the second straight season, he was named to the All-Canadian Second Team by ILindoor.com. In 2010, the gifted offensive talent was a candidate for Junior Player of the Year after scoring 42 goals and adding 51 assists. In his four seasons with the Arrows, he collected 100 goals and 141 assists. The Six Nations product has also played for the Iroquois Nationals U-19 team.
"He's a bona fide goal scorer, a kid that just seems to always find the back of the net," said Knighthawks Assistant GM Landon Miller. "He never stops moving his feet and is extremely agile both in the open floor and in tight around the net."
The Knighthawks will begin their preseason schedule on Sunday, December 11th at the Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, NJ. The Knighthawks will take on their longtime rival, the Philadelphia Wings, at 1:00 p.m.