Uniondale, NY (August 18, 2022) – The New York Riptide announced today that the team has signed transition player Kevin Brownell to a two-year contract. The move is pending league approval.
Brownell was selected by the Buffalo Bandits in the third round (22nd overall) of the 2012 NLL Draft. Last season, Brownell played in 16 games, scoring 15 points on two goals and 13 assists, scooping 86 loose balls and causing 21 turnovers. In the 2022 NLL Playoffs, Brownell played in six games, scoring five assists, scooping 26 loose balls and causing four turnovers. A nine-year NLL veteran and a graduate of Robert Morris University, Brownell has played his entire career with the Bandits, amassing 118 points on 36 goals and 82 assists, scooping 633 loose balls in 135 career games.
“We are thrilled to add a player like Kevin to our developing defense,” Riptide General Manager Jim Veltman said. “He comes from a cup-contending team and will know what it takes to get our team to the next level. We look forward to what he will bring to our group.”
The Riptide will return to Nassau Coliseum in December for the 2022-23 season. Season Ticket Memberships are on sale now and are the best way to enjoy the Riptide at an unbeatable price. Benefits include an exclusive post game meet and greet with team, player clinics on the Nassau Coliseum turf, free VIP parking, an exclusive season ticket member gift, a season ticket member merchandise sale, a flexible ticket exchange program so no tickets go unused and can be added to another game, and much more. Fans can head to NewYorkRiptide.com for all of the details.
About the New York Riptide
The New York Riptide are a professional box lacrosse team based in Uniondale, New York. The Riptide are one of 15 teams competing in the National Lacrosse League (NLL), the largest and most successful professional lacrosse property in the world. The team has been competing in the NLL since 2019, plays their home games at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, and will return to the floor in December 2022. Last offseason, the Riptide hired NLL Hall of Famer Jim Veltman as general manager and five-time NLL champion Dan Ladouceur as head coach. The team also signed four-time NLL All-Pro Callum Crawford and selected two-time Tewaaraton Trophy nominee Jeff Teat with the first overall pick in the NLL draft. For more information on New York Riptide lacrosse, please visit www.newyorkriptide.com or follow the Riptide on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or TikTok @newyorkriptide.