Other Professional Experience: Drafted by the Minnesota Swarm in the first round (sixth overall) of the 2011 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft… As a rookie, Kirk led the league in both goals-against average (9.81) and save percentage (.807) while earning NLL All-Rookie Team honors... Posted a 4-4 record in eight appearances... Played a complete game and stopped 37 of 47 shots in the Swarm's first ever playoff win at Colorado (5/5/12)… Named Defensive Player of the Week for Week #13 after recording 25 saves on 26 shots in 37 minutes of action including a Swarm record 37 minute streak where he held the Rush scoreless at Edmonton (3/31/12)… Awarded Rookie of the Month for February… Won his NLL debut vs. the Rochester Knighthawks on 2/12/12.
College/Amateur: Earned a silver medal with Team Canada for the 2010 FIL World Lacrosse Championships… Backstopped Team Canada to victory in the “Duel in Denver” and participated in the 2012 Hawaii Invitational Tournament with The Dirty Lacrosse Club… Played four years of Division I lacrosse at Hobart College... As a senior captain in 2011, he posted a 5-7 record with a 10.83 goals-against average and 126 saves… Season-high .600 save percentage in season-opening win against Robert Morris on 2/19/11… Won three consecutive games in March against Bryant, Canisius and Fairfield… Allowed season-low four goals in victory over Bryant (3/19/11) and was named the ECAC Defensive Player of the Week after the nine-save performance… Recorded 15 saves twice, against Bucknell (3/12/11) and Denver (4/2/11)… Recipient of the Kent W. Marbury '62 Memorial Award as a senior.
Canadian Box Lacrosse: Played for Kitchener-Waterloo in the MSL in 2012… Won the Jim Murphy Award as the league MVP with the Kodiaks in 2012… Went 5-6-1 in the regular season with an 8.61 goals-against average and a .792 save percentage… Posted a season-best 44 saves in 14-5 win over Brampton (7/15/2012)… Played three seasons of Junior “A” lacrosse with Orangeville (2006) and Kitchener-Waterloo (2007-08)… In his final season on junior lacrosse, finished the season 11-10 with a .860 save percentage and a 6.30 goals-against average… Shutout Mississauga, denying all 30 shots in the 7-0 victory (7/6/08)… Led goaltenders in OLA Junior “A” playoffs with a 6.04 goals-against average and a .877 save percentage.
Personal: Brother Mike plays for the Rochester Knighthawks in the NLL…Obtained an environmental degree from Hobart College… Works as a carpenter.