FireWolves’ Kitchen is Ready to ‘Cook’ in Rookie Season
We already know the FireWolves were cooking up something special in the Capital Region, but adding rookie Charlie Kitchen to the mix has kicked the flavor up another level.
Puns aside, Charlie Kitchen joined us on Levack & Bahl yesterday, and told us a bit about the unusual conclusion to his college career, and his first experience with box lacrosse. The 23-year old attackman was a 2nd round draft pick of the New England Black Wolves in 2020, and will come to the Capital Region to play his rookie year in 2021-22.
Kitchen was a standout with the University of Delaware's men's lacrosse program on attack, winning the CAA Offensive Player of the Year award after his junior year in 2019. Like me, Kitchen was a member of the Class of 2020, and had his senior season cut short due to COVID-19. With the NCAA allowing for an extra year of eligibility for all athletes that were on rosters in 2020, Kitchen returned to Delaware for 2021. Kitchen did, well, what we all expected. He led the team in points during his grad year, as well as assists. He also led the Blue Hens in goals during the 2018, 2019 and 2020 seasons.
Kitchen told us that he visited Canada in 2019, and a group of Canadian teammates introduced him to the box lacrosse game. He remarked about how grateful he was to have been introduced to the sport by his teammates, and talked about how quick the decision-making has to be when you're playing the indoor style.
With the gift for scoring that Charlie Kitchen has, he'll be a welcome addition to the FireWolves, and fans may want to remember his name for the season ahead.