ROCHESTER, NY (June 30, 2017): Rattlers attackmen Jordan Wolf’s successful lacrosse career has helped develop him into a top player and a respected leader in the MLL.
The team’s leading point scorer (20 goals, 10 assists) believes the “Family” has what it takes to finish the final stretch of the season on a positive note.
Wolf grew up in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania where he attended Lower Merion high school and was the star of the lacrosse team. After high school, Wolf took his talents to Duke University where he made an immediate impact on offense for the Blue Devils.
After winning a National Championship and being named Most Outstanding Player of the game, Wolf was named a 2014 Tewaaraton Finalist. Wolf also earned All-American status that year.
Wolf was a 4x All-ACC first team selection and quickly became one of the most popular names in college lacrosse during his career as a Blue Devil.
Following a decorated senior year, Wolf was selected 2nd overall by Rochester in the 2014 MLL Draft. That year he appeared in seven games for the Rattlers while finishing second in points with 33 (21 goals, 12 assists).
In his second year in the MLL, Wolf was named to the 2015 MLL All-Star Game. He led the Rattlers in scoring with 34 goals last season.
Wolf has emerged an All-Star in this league and a leader on and off the field for the Rattlers.
“I am just trying to lead by example. We have incredible leadership with
Joel White. I just try to do the little things right,” Wolf said.
Wolf says the team is feeling good, however they will need to stick together for the last couple games.
“Coming off two close losses, it will take a huge team effort moving forward,” Wolf said.
As more of a veteran player now, Wolf plans to help lead the Rattlers through the final stretch of the season.
Jordan believes the team’s offense is working best when they are unselfish.
“I think when we move the ball our offense is very dangerous. I think we need to continue being selfless,” he said.
The emergence of rookies
Eric Fannell and
Ryan McNamara has balanced the Rattlers at the midfield position. The three rookies have already stepped up in crucial situations for the Rattlers.
“They are awesome both on and off the field,” Wolf said. “Great additions to the family.”
The Rattlers (4-5) find themselves in fifth place and one game out of playoff contention. With five games remaining in the season, the Rattlers are hoping to put some wins together and claim one of the final playoff spots after falling short last season.
The Rattlers play three of their final five games at Capelli Sports Stadium which Wolf feels should help the team.
“It is a huge advantage. I love Rochester and playing at home,” Wolf said.
Wolf says consistency will be paramount for the Rochester Rattlers down the stretch.