This week’s Throwback Thursday player is Athan Iannucci
Drated 8th overall by the Philadelphia Wings in 2007.
2007-2011 Philadelphia Wings
2012-2013 Washington Stealth
2014-2015 Colorado Mammoth
Regular season: 93 GP: 214 G, 175 A, 389 P
Playoffs : 5 GP: 12 G, 10 A, 22 P
Most Valuable Player 2008
Selected first overall by the Chicago Machine in the 2007 supplemental draft.
2007 Chicago Machine
2009 Toronto Nationals
Regular Season: 6 GP: 19 G, 1 2ptG, 4 A, 25 P
2002 St. Catharines Athletics (MSL)
2003 Coquitlam Adanacs (WLA)
2004-2007 New Westminster (WLA) Salmonbellies
2008-2009 St. Regis Indians (MSL)
2011 Langley Thunder (WLA)
Regular Season: 110 GP: 193 G, 196 A, 389 P
Playoffs: 42 GP: 73 G, 66A, 139 P
Gary Groob has been involved with Lacrosse for the majority of his life, whether playing, coaching, or covering the sport for the media.
An avid fan, with a real drive about helping to “grow the game”, Gary became part of podcasts about the game in 2010. Through the podcasts, Mr. Groob was given an opportunity to write about lacrosse, and the rest as they say, is history.
Through many miles (flying and driving) Gary has made inroads with the National Lacrosse League, Major Series Lacrosse League, the Ontario Lacrosse Association, as well as the Arena Lacrosse League, covering the leagues, their teams, and players, working for, and in concert with all of them.
In the year 2020, Mr. Groob was made the media person for the Arena Lacrosse League, voted onto the board of directors of the Brampton Excelsiors Lacrosse Club, as well as being made administrator of the Lacrosse page “Global Lacrosse” with a membership of 9000 members in over 90 Countries. Gary was also made an administrator of Lacrosse History Past Present and Future in 2022.
Mr. Groob co-hosts a weekly Lacrosse show on Spanglish Sports World, and ZingoTV channel 250, as well as writes a weekly lacrosse column for La Portada Canada News (both in print, and online).
Gary also hosts a Lacrosse talk show and podcast for The Edge of Philly Sports Network, seen live Sunday nights at 9pm (ET), and archived on the Edge of Philly YouTube page, as well as Spotify.
Mr. Groob’s other sports interests include Hockey, Football, Boxing, Wrestling, and Baseball, competing competitively in Boxing and Wrestling for many years.