Sometimes the greatest things in life are the things we don’t plan.
13-year-old hockey player Zach Herreweyers had no plans of becoming a professional Lacrosse player. One ordinary day, his friend’s dad invited him to come out and give youth lacrosse a try. The rest is history.
Herreweyers excelled in his four years with the Loyola University Lacrosse program where he totaled 103 goals in 42 games played. He was added to the Chesapeake Bayhawks practice squad halfway through the 2016 season, and was later selected in the 1st round (9th overall) by the Colorado Mammoth in the 2016 NLL entry draft.
The Mammoth Forward is already proving himself in the NLL. He racked up two assists and a loose ball in his NLL debut. After getting out some first-game jitters, the rookie went on to score his first pro goal in his second NLL game on January 20 against the Calgary Roughnecks.
“It was nice to get the monkey off my back,” Herreweyers said in reference to snagging his first goal.
Fans can follow along with Zach’s journey by tuning into the Mammoth vs. Roughneck rematch in Calgary on Saturday, January 28 at 9 P.M. EST (7 P.M. MST).