Kyle Anderson 2020 MLL Draft Prospect
April 29, 2020 - Major League Lacrosse (MLL) News Release
Boston, MA - Kyle Anderson carries with him more than the experience of leading a top division one team. Anderson battled and beat stage 3 cancer. In his subsequent season with the Crimson, Anderson became the leading goal scorer, second on the team for points and had an impressive shot percentage of 42.5%. The next season in Anderson's collegiate campaign he became the leader across all offensive statistics for the Crimson, leading in goals, assists and points. In 2019 Anderson finished in the top 50 players in the country for goals per game and was 15thÂ in the NCAA in goals per game for the junior class.
In 2020, before the start of his senior season, Anderson was one of fourteen teammates to participate in Lacrosse for Life, shaving his head and assisting in raising $14,000 for Boston Children's Hospital.
Through the Lacrosse For Life campaign, 14 players shaved their heads and raised $14,000 for the Boston Children's Hospital. We are honored to support our local Boston community, and humbled by the commitment of the Lacrosse community at large #CrimsonCares #lacrosse4life
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Harvard was able to play four games this season with Anderson as a captain. They finished with a 2-2 record and Anderson finished first and second across Harvard's offensive stats.
Anderson's collegiate career shows a dedicated, determined and consistent leader that an MLL team could add to their roster. The Boston Cannons' extensive work with, and contribution towards, Boston Children's Hospital would certainly show alignment in values and commitment to the community. Will we see Anderson become the newest member of the Cannons? To find out, follow the results of the 2020 MLL Collegiate Draft Presented by Cascade on MLL's social media platforms, May 4 at 7:30pm EST.
Â Kyle Anderson
Hometown: Downingtown, PA
Highschool: Malvern Prep
Season GP-GS Goals Assists Points Shot %
# On Army # On Army # On Army
2020 4-4 5 2nd 7 1st 12 2nd 0.278
2019 12-12 30 1st 14 1st 44 1st 0.366
2018 13-13 34 1st 8 3rd 42 2nd 0.425
2017 0-0 - n/a - n/a 0 n/a -
Noteworthy for 2020 Draft
Leader - Captain at Harvard in 2019 and 2020
Finisher - In 2019 Anderson was 15th in the NCAA in goals per game for the junior class
Experienced - He has had three full seasons as a starting attackman for the Crimson, that's three seasons matching up against the best NCAA talent in the country
Slow Start in 2020 - It is hard to judge performance off of 4 games, but Anderson had his lowest shot percentage and lowest number of goals per game in his 3 years. He did, however, have more assists per game than in years past.
Honorable Mention All-Ivy League
High School:2016 US and Under Armour All-American
High School: All-Chester County and All-Mainline honoree
High School: Lettered in Soccer
Mother, Lynn Anderson, played at Penn State and was on the USA women's national team
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