Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 12/25/10
Inside Lacrosse’s NLL Insider profiled former Philadelphia Wings “Iron Man” Kevin Finneran this week in its regular “Looking Back” feature.
Finneran played 13 NLL seasons overall and won four Champion’s Cups with the Wings from 1993-2003. He also established a record of playing 163 straight games (20 of them in the playoffs). That mark was broken by Rochester’s Steve Toll in 2008.
Finneran collected 262 goals and 382 assists in his career. He is now the Director of the IMG Lacrosse Academy in Bradenton, Fla., and also serves as the USIL Director of Player Personnel for the U.S. National Indoor Lacrosse team that will compete in the 2011 World Games in Prague.
Finneran, known for his spunk and energy, made it to the US National Team in 1998. He lists a Champion’s Cup season – in 1998 – as his biggest highlight and talks about playing with the Gait brothers as well as playing with and against Wings goalie Dallas Eliuk. He also spoke about making it to the NLL out of Ohio Wesleyan.
Finneran closed by saying lacrosse is his true passion.
“Lacrosse is my life,” he told NLL Insider. “Playing in the NLL made me a better field player, by far, and it was a key reason I was able to make the U.S. National team in 1998.
“I would still play today if I could. The highlight, though, was my family. They came to see my games and the championships we were able to celebrate together, that’s what I look back on and cherish.”