The Albany FireWolves of the National Lacrosse League (NLL), today announce that the team has agreed to a two-year deal with forward Alex Simmons. The current FireWolves roster can be found here.
Simmons was drafted fourth overall by Albany in the first round of the 2022 NLL Entry Draft. Simmons played collegiately at the University of Denver where he played in 50 career games and started in 33. He tallied 129 points on 81 goals and 48 assists during his tenure, splitting time between midfield and attack. Simmons transferred to Syracuse University to play his fifth year of eligibility as a graduate student. With the Orange, he started in all 15 contests and finished the season with 36 total points on 21 goals and 15 assists. The forward also played for the St. Catharines Athletics of the Ontario Jr. A Lacrosse League (OJALL) for five seasons where he compiled 232 total points on 100 goals and 132 assists. He led St. Catharines to a title and was named league MVP in 2021.
“I’m extremely excited to start my NLL career in Albany,” said Simmons. “It has always been the dream to play in this league alongside the best in the world, and I’m incredibly grateful and ready for the opportunity. I can’t wait to help our team in any way I can to get more wins and back into post-season play!”
“Alex has proven to be a pure goal scorer at every level,” said Glenn Clark, Head Coach of the FireWolves. “We struggled last year with offensive consistency and Alex will help us improve on that side of the floor.”
Season tickets for the FireWolves’ 2023-24 season are on sale now! For more information regarding tickets, visit www.AlbanyFireWolves.com or call/text the FireWolves front office at 518-362-4900.
About Albany FireWolves
The Albany FireWolves is the Capital Region’s very own Professional Box Lacrosse team, playing in the National Lacrosse League out of the MVP Arena in downtown Albany, NY. For more information, contact the Albany FireWolves Front Office at (518) 362-4900 or visit AlbanyFireWolves.com. Follow the team on Facebook at facebook.com/AlbFireWolves, Twitter @AlbFireWolves, and Instagram @AlbFireWolves.
About the National Lacrosse League
The National Lacrosse League (NLL) is North America’s premier professional lacrosse league. Founded in 1986, the NLL ranks third in average attendance for pro indoor sports worldwide, behind only the NHL and NBA. The League is comprised of 15 franchises across the United States and Canada: Albany FireWolves, Buffalo Bandits, Calgary Roughnecks, Colorado Mammoth, Georgia Swarm, Halifax Thunderbirds, Las Vegas Desert Dogs, New York Riptide, Panther City Lacrosse Club (TX), Philadelphia Wings, Rochester Knighthawks, San Diego Seals, Saskatchewan Rush, Toronto Rock, and Vancouver Warriors.
For more information, visit NLL.com and find @NLL on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. For more information visit NLL.com.
About ASM Global
ASM Global is the world’s leading venue management and services company. The company was formed by the combination of AEG Facilities and SMG, global leaders in venue and event strategy and management. The company’s elite venue network spans five continents, with a portfolio of more than 325 of the world’s most prestigious arenas, stadiums, convention, and exhibition centers, and performing arts venues. From Aberdeen to Anchorage, and Sydney to Stockholm, its venues connect people through the unique power of live experiences. ASM Global’s diverse portfolio of clients benefit from the company’s depth of resources and unparalleled experience, expertise and creative problem solving. Each day, the company’s 61,000 passionate employees around the world deliver locally tailored solutions and cutting-edge technologies to deliver maximum results for venue owners and amazing experiences for guests. By consistently looking for new ways to envision, innovate and empower the spaces and places that bring people together, ASM Global elevates the human spirit while delivering the highest value for all stakeholders. For more information, please visit www.asmglobal.com.
About MVP Arena
MVP Arena is a full-service entertainment and sports facility featuring a wide variety of family shows, sporting events, trade shows and concerts. Owned by Albany County and managed by ASM Global, MVP Arena opened in 1990 and is home to the Albany FireWolves of the National Lacrosse League, the Albany Empire of the National Arena League and the Division I Men’s College Basketball Siena Saints. For more information, please visit https://www.mvparena.com/.