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#17 Robert Church

Nickname: Churchie/Bobby
Position: Forward
Shoots: Right
Height: 5’10”  
Weight: 197 lbs.          
Born: November 18, 1991
Hometown: Coquitlam, BC
Years played in the NLL: 4
Previous NLL team(s): Edmonton Rush
Acquired to the Rush: First round (5th overall) in 2013 NLL Entry Draft
College/University: Drexel University
Twitter:
@robert_church
Instagram: @robertchurch23


2017 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS

· Scored twice, one goal coming on the power play, and added one assist in Rush’s 18-10 L at Georgia
· Ripped hat trick, all three goals coming on the power including back-to-back markers, to go with two assists and two loose balls in Rush’s 13-11 L at Toronto
· Second straight game with hat trick with all three goals coming on second-half power plays, to go with two assists and three loose balls in Rush’s 16-8 W vs. Rochester
· Potted four goals, three coming on the power play, plus two assists and four loose balls in Rush’s 16-12 W vs. Vancouver
· Racked up six points on one goal and five assists in Rush’s 15-11 W at Calgary
· Posted second four-goal game of season – two goals coming on the power play, back-to-back goals 66 seconds apart and one shorthanded tally – and season-high seven assists for 11 points in Rush’s 21-12 W at Rochester
· Registered third hat trick, including one power-play goal, plus one assist and one loose ball in Rush’s 12-11 OTW vs. Calgary
· Scored once, including one extra-attacker marker, and added three loose balls in Rush’s 13-9 L at Vancouver
· Notched five points, including two first-quarter goals, plus three loose balls and one forced turnover in Rush’s 12-11 OTW vs. Colorado
· Scored pair of power-play goals to go with one loose ball and one forced turnover in Rush’s 13-10 W vs. Calgary
· Recorded fourth hat trick of the year with a shorthanded, power-play, and unassisted marker to go with one assist and five loose balls in Rush’s 14-11 L at Colorado
· Totaled seven points on two power-play goals and five assists to go with one loose ball in Rush’s 15-10 W vs. Toronto
· Racked up eight points, including one power-play goal and six assists, to go with three loose balls in Rush’s 18-9 W at Colorado in Game 1 of West Final
· Scored twice and added three assists plus four loose balls in Rush’s 11-10 W vs. Colorado in Game 2 of West Final
· Recorded seven points on two second-quarter goals plus five assists to go with two loose balls in Rush’s 18-14 L at Georgia in Game 1 of Champion’s Cup
· Potted four goals, including two in the four quarter, to go with one assist and five loose balls in Rush’s 15-14 OTL vs. Georgia in Game 2 of Champion’s Cup


CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

· In 2017, finished second in team scoring and 15th in the league during regular season, and in the playoffs finished second on the team and second in the league in scoring.
· Scored 23 power-play goals to led NLL for second consecutive season
· Led in NLL in 2016 with 17 power-play goals and finished tied for 14th in league scoring with 86 points
· Finished tied for 10th overall in league scoring with 92 points in 2015 and was third in the league with 14 power-play goals; tied with teammate Ben McIntosh for 12th in the league with 37 goals
· Named to NLL’s 2014 All-Rookie Team; finished third in the NLL in rookie scoring (52) and rookie assists (31)
· Finished career at Drexel University (NCAA) fourth on school's all-time point list and eighth in goals; named Honorable Mention All-American and First Team All-CAA, and led the Colonial Athletic Conference in points-per-game average
· Former British Columbia Junior League Player of the Year and First Team All-Star; named MVP of 2010 Minto Cup


LAX FACTS

Favourite thing about being part of the Sask Rush? Hanging out with the guys and playing in front of such an amazing home crowd
Who would win an arm wrestling competition on your team? Brett Mydske
Favourite pre-game meal? Anything from Cactus Club
Favourite lacrosse memory? Winning the Minto Cup in 2010 and the previous 2 champions cups
Favourite pump-up song? I don't really listen to any music before games besides what the guys are playing in the locker room
Who is the funniest teammate to follow on Twitter? Ryan Dilks
What do you buy too much of that would max out your credit card? Clothes, food and shoes 
Favourite flavour of potato chips? Salt and Vinegar
Who was your role model growing up? Dad
Favourite television show? Survivor and Game of Thrones
Biggest pet peeve? Loud eaters and bad drivers
Words of advice for young lacrosse players? Never to late to start playing
Favourite Booster Juice Flavour? The Original
Favourite Subway Sandwich? Oven roasted chicken breast and add bacon
Favourite beverage for the road from Tim Horton's? French vanilla