Eight world championships? Not bad for an unheralded midfielder out of Ohio Wesleyan.
If we could bottle energy and sell it, we could put Kevin Finneran's face on the label and that'd be about as true as advertising can get. The man who played 13 seasons in the National Lacrosse League absolutely personified energy for the game and there's one real simple explanation for it: He loves the game. He's not running the floor today professionally, but he's still very much involved and his passion and drive are 2 big reasons for the emergence of the Americans and the U.S. National Indoor team hanging with the world's best when it comes to the indoor game of lacrosse. He went hard and he went fast, living that cliche to play every shift as if it were your last. And ya know what? The game of lacrosse is far better off for it, as fans in Philadelphia will tell you. Turn the page to read reflections of playing days.
1. How did a kid from Ohio Wesleyan find his way to the National Lacrosse League?
"Two of my assistant coaches at Ohio Wesleyan, Charlie Blanchard (New England Blazers) and Rob Alvino (Detroit Turbos) had played and my first job out of college was in Worcester, Mass. I was driving around one day and I noticed the arena so I thought I'd give it a shot and I made the team in 1991.