The Albany FireWolves of the National Lacrosse League (NLL), today announce that the team has agreed to a two-year deal with forward Tye Kurtz.
Albany drafted Kurtz in the first round of the 2022 NLL Entry Draft at 17 overall, but the forward had another year of college eligibility remaining. His final year at Delaware was filled with accolades, including CAA Offensive Player of the Year, First Team All-CAA and Third Team All-American, all while leading the team with 58 goals and 88 points. He ended his tenure at Delaware with 282 total points on 180 goals and 102 assists. Kurtz brings box experience with him to Albany as well. The forward spent time with the Kitchener-Waterloo Braves in the OJALL where he took Rookie of the Year in 2016. He led the Braves in goals in 2017 and points and assists in 2018. Kurtz won a Canadian championship in 2015 as a member of Team Ontario. The forward also played with the Cobourg Kodiaks of the Major Series Lacrosse.
“I am so grateful to the coaching staff in Albany to have faith in me and give me the opportunity to be a part of something extremely special,” said Kurtz. “This is a childhood dream come true and it’s hard to put my feelings into words. I could not be more excited to get started and work on bringing a championship to Albany!”
“We were very excited to be able to acquire Tye in the draft last fall as he was high on our draft board,” said Glenn Clark, Head Coach of the FireWolves. “Tye will fit in very well with our group and will be a crucial piece in the successes of the team moving forward.”
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.
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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/.