Checking in with Joe Resetarits, who led the Brampton Excelsiors in scoring in the MSL.
As the lacrosse summer leagues gear up for the playoff and an eventual run for the Mann Cup, CalgaryRoughnecks.com will check in with all of our players across Canada over the next few days. In our final installment, we take a look at a rookie last year who lit it up out east.
Resetarits faced the tough challenge of trying to fit into the deep Roughnecks offense last year. With a deep starting five, Resetarits eventually found his role as the mucker on the offensive side, setting picks, fighting for loose balls and taking the shot when it was given to him. His rookie season ended with eight goals and 16 assists for 24 points and a berth on the NLL All-Rookie Team.
Out east as one of three Roughnecks players in the Major Series Lacrosse, Resetarits lined up for the Brampton Excelsiors for his third straight season.
The team may not have made the playoffs, but Resetarits had by far his best season. In 19 games, he scored 28 goals, added 29 assists for 57 points to lead Brampton.
Fun fact, in his first two seasons, he scored exactly 57 points.
After typically spending his summers out east, the younger Carnegie brother made his debut in the WLA. Playing with a number of fellow Riggers, he was a member of the Victoria Shamrocks.
Suiting up in 16 games, he sniped one goal and dished three helpers. He’s facing off against the Burnaby Lakers in the opening round of the playoffs.
As has been the case since 2009, Shattler once again teamed up with the Victoria Shamrocks, and once again, finished near the top of the league in scoring. His 24 goals, 25 assists for 49 points in 14 games was fourth for the Shamrocks, and tied for 17th in the deep WLA scoring race.
Basement Dan was another member of the Roughnecks organization to play with the Victoria Shamrocks.
In his third season out west, MacRae set a career high in goals with four, and added four assists for a total of eight points out of the back end.
The final Roughnecks player to suit up for the Shamrocks – that’s seven total for those keeping score at home – was dependable veteran Nolan Heavenor. He first started with the Shamrocks in 2005, but 2013 was his first campaign in the Green and White since 2008.
While taking about 40 per cent of the faceoffs, Heavenor added two goals, six assists for eight points.
It’s hard to remember that the Roughnecks goaltender is still playing junior lacrosse out west. Between the pipes for the New Westminister Salmonbellies, Scigliano posted a 7.60 GAA and a 0.798 save percentage while leading his team a second place record.
Tonight, he faces off against the Coquitlam Adanacs in the final of the BC Junior A League with a berth in the Minto Cup on the line.