10 Blaze Riorden
2023 U.S. Men's Senior Team Roster|
G (Field) | F (Box)
He's simply one of the most versatile stars in the sport.
In the field game, Blaze Riorden is one of the top goalies in the Premier Lacrosse League. But that's not all he can do. He can also put the ball in the back of the net. In the National Lacrosse League, Riorden plays forward for the Philadelphia Wings.
Riorden has been a fan favorite ever since he scored a coast-to-coast goal as the goalie for Albany during a NCAA tournament victory over Cornell in 2015.
For the U.S. box team, Riorden made his debut in 2015, helping the team win a bronze medal. Riorden was back on the team in 2019 and finished fourth with 22 points to help the U.S. to its fifth consecutive bronze medal.
Now he gets his shot in red, white and blue with the U.S. field team at the 2023 world championship in San Diego.
- Playing on first U.S. senior team in 2023
- Member of bronze medal winning box teams in 2015 and 2019
- Had 12 points (6g, 6a) during the 2015 world championship
- Tied for fourth on the team in 2019 with 22 points (12g, 10a)
- Had a career-best four goals in a 2019 win over England
- Tied for U.S. lead with three goals in 2019 loss to eventual champion Canada
- 3rd team All-American at goalie for Albany in 2016
- America East Defensive Player of the Year (2016)
- First Team All-America East (2014, 2015, 2016)
- Set Albany career record with 849 saves
- Won 53 games in his four seasons
- PLL MVP in 2021, leading Chaos to league championship
- PLL Goalie of the Year (2019, 2020, 2021)
- Led the PLL in saves in each of the league's first four seasons
- PLL All-Star (2019, 2021, 2022)
- Had a career-best 73 points for NLL's Philadelphia Wings in 2023