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Riptide Sign 2022 First-Round Pick Zack Deaken

Uniondale, NY (June 1st, 2022) – The New York Riptide announced today that the team has signed 2022 first-round pick Zack Deaken to a two-year contract, pending league approval.

The 23-year-old defender was selected eighth overall by the Riptide in the 2022 NLL Entry Draft. A product of the Orangeville minor and junior systems, Deaken lead the Jr. B Northmen to a Founders Cup in 2016 before winning the Minto Cup with the Jr. A Northmen in 2019, 

Deaken is a former graduate of the prestigious Hill Academy, and went on to play collegiate lacrosse with the NCAA DI Jacksonville Dolphins as a short-stick defensive midfielder. In parts of five seasons, Deaken appeared in 64 games with the Dolphins, where he recorded eight points, 136 ground balls and 67 caused turnovers.

“I can’t express how grateful and excited I am to start this new journey in my life,” said Deaken. “I’m looking forward to what the next level of lacrosse has to offer and I could not be more proud to be in New York.”

“We could not be more excited to get Zack signed to a multi-year deal,” said Riptide EVP & General Manager Rich Lisk. “When we picked Zack with the 8th pick of the first round, we knew we were adding a building block for the foundation of our defense.  Zack is a proven winner with a Minto and Founders Cup championship.  Not only do we know what he can add on the floor he fits the profile of the character people we want to represent the Riptide.“

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