John Lade

John Lade #40

Rochester Rattlers

Position Defense
Height 5' 10" (178 cm)
Weight 195 lbs.
Acquired Trade w/ Boston Cannons
Birth Date Nov 8, 1988
Birth Place Morristown
Birth State New Jersey
Birth Country United States of America
College Experience Syracuse University
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Quick Hits:

  • Lade transferred to Syracuse after playing with Villanova his freshmen year
  • Member of gold medal winning Team USA at the U19 ILF World Championships (2008)
  • First Team All-Big East as a junior and as a senior
  • Three time All-American
  • Won the William C. Schmeisser Award as the nation’s most outstanding defensemen in 2011
  • Tewaaraton Award nominee honors
  • Assistant coach for the Division 1 Manhattan Jaspers lacrosse team


Lade was selected in the third round of the 2011 MLL Draft by Boston, 16th overall. After three games with Boston, Lade was acquired by Rochester in a trade which sent the Rattlers’ third round draft pick in the 2012 MLL Collegiate Entry Draft to Boston.

2014: Started each game for the Rattlers, collecting 39 ground balls and adding an assist.

2013: In 13 games for Rochester Lade had 38 ground balls.

2012: Played in 12 games with the Rattlers and recorded 27 groundballs.

2011: Played in 3 games with Boston and tallied 3 groundballs. 


In his freshman year at Villinova he started all 15 games on defense for the Wildcats. Was named to the All-Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) First Team, was CAA All-Rookie Team honoree, and was the only freshman in the CAA to be a first-team all-conference choice. Led team with 53 groundballs. Lade transferred to Syracuse after playing the 2008 season for Villanova his freshmen year. He started all 45 games that he played at Syracuse University from 2009 to 2011.  Lade won the William C. Schmeisser Award as the nation’s most outstanding defensemen in 2011.  He was a three time All-American and was named a USILA First Team All-American as a junior and senior in 2010 and 2011.  He was also named First Team All-Big East as a junior and as a senior.  Lade was part of an Orange defense that finished in the top four in goals-against average in each of his three seasons with Syracuse. He finished his three year career at Syracuse with 114 ground balls and 44 caused turnovers. 


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