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Four Hopkins players, one UMBC player selected in MLL Draft

Posted on 11 January 2014 by WNST Staff

2014 Collegiate Draft Results

No. Team Player Pos. College
Round 1
1 Ohio Tom Schreiber M Princeton
2 Rochester* Jordan Wolf A Duke
3 New York* Joe Fletcher D Loyola
4 New York* Luke Duprey D Duke
5 Florida Kieran McArdle A St. Johns
6 Denver Jeremy Noble M Denver
7 Charlotte Michael Ehrhardt D Maryland
8 Boston* Scott McWilliams D UVA
Round 2
9 Charlotte^ Pat Laconi M Loyola
10 Florida^ Joe Meurer D Ohio State
11 Charlotte^ Mike Chanenchuk M Maryland
12 Florida^ Ryan Creighton M UNC
13 Ohio^ Rob Guida M Johns Hopkins
14 Charlotte^ Brendan Fowler FO Duke
15 Charlotte Thomas DeNapoli A/M Towson
16 Denver^ Brent Hiken FO Stevenson
Round 3
17 Boston** Rob Emery M UVA
18 Charlotte** Josh Dionne A Duke
19 Boston Austin Kaut G Penn State
20 Rochester Miles Thompson A Albany
21 Chesapeake** Matt Harris D Syracuse
22 Denver Ty Souders D Lehigh
23 Charlotte Justin Ward A Loyola
24 Chesapeake Dylan Levings FO Yale
Round 4
25 Ohio Jackson Place D Bucknell
26 Rochester^^ John Locascio M Villanova
27 Ohio^^ Scott Loy M Syracuse
28 Rochester Ty Thompson A Albany
29 Florida Nick Amato G Maryland
30 Denver Colin Dunster M Bryant
31 Charlotte Henry Lobb D Duke
32 Rochester^^ Dan Eipp M Harvard
Round 5
33 Boston*^ Jack Reilly D Johns Hopkins
34 New York Brandon Mangan A Yale
35 Chesapeake*^ Pat Kiernan D Navy
36 Chesapeake*^ Alex Love A Hobart
37 Boston*^ Erik Smith M Air Force
38 Denver Jamie Faus G Denver
39 Ohio*^ Derek Maltz A Syracuse
40 Chesapeake Brandon Benn A Johns Hopkins
Round 6
41 Ohio Steve O’hara D Notre Dame
42 Boston^* Phil Castronova M Johns Hopkins
43 Denver^* James Connelly D Delaware
44 Rochester Tom Freshour D Cornell
45 Florida Bobby Lawrence D Colgate
46 Denver Nick Fernandez M Princeton
47 Charlotte Zach Losco M Penn
48 Chesapeake Kevin Cernuto A St. Johns
Round 7
49 Ohio RG Keenan M UNC
50 Chesapeake^^^ Mark McNeill M UNC
51 Boston Phil Poe FO UMBC
52 Rochester Andrew Wagner D Mercyhurst
53 Florida Andrew Barton M Providence
54 Denver Terry Ellis M Denver
55 Charlotte Chris Hipps D Duke
56 Rochester^^^ Mark Cockerton A Virginia
Round 8
57 Ohio Spencer Schnell M Ohio Wesleyan
58 New York Alex Zomerfeld A Bryant
59 Boston Jack Murphy G Fairfield
60 Rochester Tom Lacrosse M Penn State
61 Florida Duncan Clauncy A Jacksonville
62 Denver Ben Mcintosh D Drexel
63 Charlotte Kevin O’Neil M Villanova
64 Chesapeake Brian Cooper D Maryland
Notes:
*First Round Trades
No. 2 from New York
No. 3 from Rochester from New York from Boston
No. 4 from Rochester
No. 8 from Denver from Chesapeake
^Second Round Trades
No. 9 from Chesapeake from Ohio
No. 10 from Chesapeake from New York
No. 11 from Boston
No. 12 from Boston from Rochester
No. 13 from New York from Ohio from Florida
No. 14 from Denver
No. 16 from Chesapeake
**Third Round Trades
No. 17 from Ohio
No. 18 from New York
No. 21 from Florida
^^Fourth Round Trades
No. 26 from New York
No. 27 from Boston
No. 32 from New York from Chesapeake
*^Fifth Round Trades
No. 33 from Ohio
No. 35 from Boston
No. 36 from Rochester
No. 37 from Florida
No. 39 from Charlotte
^*Sixth Round Trades
No. 42 from New York
No. 43 from Boston
^^^Seventh Round Trades
No. 50 from Charlotte from New York
No. 56 from Chesapeake

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Three Terps selected in first four rounds of MLL Draft

Posted on 11 January 2014 by WNST Staff

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Led by senior defender Michael Ehrhardt, three Maryland men’s lacrosse student-athletes were chosen in the 2014 Major League Lacrosse collegiate draft Friday evening at the US Lacrosse National Convention in Philadelphia.

Ehrhardt was chosen seventh overall by the Charlotte Hounds, becoming the eighth Maryland player to be taken in the first round, joining Lee Zink (2004, 5th), Chris Passavia (2004, 6th), Joe Walters (2006, 1st), Bill McGlone (2006, 5th), Ray Megill (2007, 9th), Joe Cinosky (2008, 9th) and Jesse Bernhardt (2013, 4th).

Ehrhardt, a native of Westbury, N.Y., was a second team USILA All-American in 2013 after leading the Maryland defense to a No. 9 national ranking in scoring defense, allowing just 8.21 goals per game. Ehrhardt finished the season third on the team with 53 groundballs and second on the squad with 15 caused turnovers.

Senior midfielder Mike Chanenchuk was the next Terrapin off the board, becoming the first Terp to join the Florida Launch as the 11th overall selection.

Chanenchuk, a native of Poquot, N.Y., was a second team USILA All-American last season after becoming the first Maryland midfielder to lead the team in goals scored since Chris Malone in 2000. Chanenchuk, who is a two-time All-American, finished the 2013 season with a team-best 23 goals and was second in points with 37. The junior shot .315 percent for the season and had a .616 shots-on-goal percentage.

The third Terp to be selected was senior goalie Niko Amato, becoming the first Terp to join the Florida Launch, with the 29th overall selection.

Amato, a native of Conshohocken, Pa., enters his final season as a two-time All-American after ranking seventh in the nation with a .594 save percentage and ninth in the country with a 7.98 goals-against average. Amato finished fourth on the team with 30 groundballs and even added two assists.

The Terrapins will open their 2014 season with Mount St. Mary’s on Feb. 8 at noon at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium.

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Three Loyola lacrosse players selected in MLL Draft

Posted on 11 January 2014 by WNST Staff

Trio Of Team Captains Drafted By Major League Lacrosse Teams

PHILADELPHIA – Loyola University Maryland men’s lacrosse tri-captains Joe Fletcher (3rd overall, New York Lizards), Pat Laconi (9th, Charlotte Hounds) and Justin Ward (23rd, Charlotte Hounds) were selected in the 2014 Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Entry Draft on Friday night at the USLacrosse Convention.

Fletcher became the highest Loyola player ever selected in the 14-year history of the MLL Draft. He was the third overall pick of event by the New York Lizards. Josh Hawkins was the previous highest Loyola draftee; he was selected fourth by the Hamilton Nationals in last year’s draft.

Laconi and Ward will be reunited with a trio of teammates with whom they won the 2012 NCAA Championship. Attacker Mike Sawyer, who was an MLL All-Star as a rookie last year, NCAA Tournament MVP Eric Lusby and fellow short-stick defensive midfielder Hawkins all play for the Hounds who reached the MLL Championship Game last year.

They bring the number of Greyhounds drafted in the last two years to eight. A quintet of players – Josh Hawkins (5th overall, Hamilton Nationals), Mike Sawyer (8th, Charlotte Hounds), Scott Ratliff (9th, Boston Cannons), Davis Butts (19th, Denver Outlaws) and Reid Acton (26th, Hamilton Nationals) – were selected in last year’s draft.

“This is a tremendous accomplishment for these guys who have been big parts of our success since stepping onto campus,” Head Coach Charley Toomey said. “They are great people, players and leaders, and we look forward to starting practice with them on our field Monday.”

Fletcher finished last season as one of the best defenders in the nation, earning All-America First Team honors from the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA). In doing so, he became the first Loyola player to earn the recognition since Gavin Prout in 2001. Earlier this year, Fletcher was the only current collegiate player named to the U.S. National Team training roster and is vying for a spot on the squad that will compete at the 2014 World Cup in Denver.

The senior defender from Syracuse, N.Y., was the 2013 ECAC Lacrosse League Defensive Player of the Year as he finished the season with 64 ground balls, tops amongst close defenders in the conference. He also had 17 caused turnovers and was a key member of the Greyhounds’ clearing unit that led the nation and set a Division I record by successfully clearing the ball 95.5 percent of the time. A noted student leader outside of lacrosse, Fletcher is co-president of Loyola’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, and he is one of 14 students school-wide to serve on the Green & Grey society, a group of student leaders who serve as liaisons to Loyola’s president, board of trustees and administration.

Ward has been the quarterback of the Greyhounds’ offense for the last two seasons, and as a junior in 2013, he turned in a fantastic season that earned him USILA All-America Honorable Mention and All-ECAC honors. The attacker finished 11th in Division I in assists per game (2.19) and 19th in points per game (3.88), culminating the season with 27 goals and 35 assists for 62 points.

His 35 assists ranked third on Loyola’s single-season chart at the Division I level, and his 62 points were tied for fifth. Ward enters the season with 67 career assists, good for seventh at the school in the Division I era, and his 106 career points to date are 22nd. He had one of the most prolific games by a Loyola player in recent years last season when he became the first Greyhound since Gavin Prout in 2001 to score seven goals in a game, and the first since Tim Goettelmann in 2000 to post 10 points, when he tallied seven goals and three assists against UMBC in February.

Laconi has garnered a reputation from coaches as one of the top short-stick defensive midfielders nationwide over the past three years. As a member of the Greyhounds’ rope unit, Laconi has helped Loyola establish an excellent transition game that last year led the nation and set a Division I record by clearing the ball effectively 95.5 percent of the time.

He posted career-highs of 24 ground balls and 20 caused turnovers last year, and he also showed his ability to score on the offensive end. Laconi posted four goals and six assists as a junior after logging one and three during his sophomore campaign.

In addition to their plaudits on the field and in the locker room, Fletcher, Laconi and Ward have all excelled in the classroom, too. All three were named to the ECAC All-Academic Team last year.

The Greyhounds open the season Thursday, February 6, when they travel to Charlottesville, Va., to face the University of Virginia.

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Hopkins sees five selected in MLL Draft

Posted on 12 January 2013 by WNST Staff

PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse team had five players selected in the 2013 Major League Lacrosse Draft, which was held on Friday, January 11 at the Philadelphia Marriott. The draft, which was a featured attraction at the 2013 US Lacrosse National Convention, consisted of eight rounds with a total of 64 collegiate players being selected.

“We are excited for the five players we had selected in the MLL Draft,” Johns Hopkins head coach Dave Pietramala noted. “Each of these five has played a significant role for our team since arriving at Johns Hopkins. The teams they are heading to after our season aren’t just getting great players, they are getting great young men who will represent those organizations in a first-class manner on and off the field.”

Headlining the five selections for Johns Hopkins was senior defenseman Tucker Durkin, who was taken third overall by the Charlotte Hounds. Durkin was a First Team USILA All-American and the Schmeisser Award winner as the nation’s top defensive player as a junior. The number three spot is the highest a Johns Hopkins player has been selected in the MLL Draft since Michael Kimmel was taken second in the 2010 draft by the Chesapeake Bayhawks. He is the seventh Johns Hopkins player to be selected in the top four and the first Blue Jay defenseman to go in the top four. Durkin had previously earned Third Team All-America honors as a sophomore.

Midfielder John Ranagan was the next Blue Jay selected as he went with the first pick in the third round (#17 overall) to the Rochester Rattlers. Ranagan carries career totals of 43 goals and 26 assists into his final season. He earned First Team USILA All-America honors as a sophomore and second team honors as a junior and his ability to get up and down the field should translate well in the professional game.

Another Blue Jay midfielder, Lee Coppersmith, also went in the third round as the Boston Cannons grabbed him with the 22nd overall selection. Coppersmith has been a mainstay on the Blue Jay midfield since arriving at Johns Hopkins and has scored 26 goals in his career. One of the fastest and most athletic midfielders in recent Johns Hopkins history, Coppersmith will join a Boston team that is led by former Johns Hopkins standout Paul Rabil, who is generally considered one of the top players in the world.

Mike Poppleton become the fourth Blue Jay to hear his name called when he was selected by the Hamilton Nationals with the second pick in round five (34th overall). Poppleton is coming off one of the finest seasons in school history by a faceoff specialist as he won 167-of-271 (.616) faceoffs and grabbed a team-high 78 ground balls. He will join former Johns Hopkins teammate and fellow faceoff man Matt Dolente on the Nationals’ roster. Dolente graduated from Johns Hopkins in 2011 and spent two years working with Poppleton.

Senior attackman Zach Palmer rounded out JHU’s five selections in the draft as he was taken by Rochester with the fourth pick in the eighth round (60th overall). Palmer totaled 27 goals and 26 assists last season and will enter his final season with career totals of 59 goals and 56 assists. He is bidding to become just the seventh player in Johns Hopkins history with more than 80 career goals and 80 career assists. The last JHU player to post 80-80 was Dan Denihan, who concluded his career at JHU in 2000.

The five selections boost Johns Hopkins’ all-time total to 34 MLL Draft picks since the league was formed in 2001. JHU’s 34 all-time picks rank third in league history.

 

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Five Greyhounds selected in MLL Draft

Posted on 11 January 2013 by WNST Staff

Five Greyhounds Selected In Major League Lacrosse Draft

PHILADELPHIA – Five members of the defending NCAA Champion Loyola University Maryland men’s lacrosse team were selected Friday night in the Major League Lacrosse Draft, including two in the first round and three of the top nine overall, at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown on Friday night.

Josh Hawkins (5th overall, Hamilton Nationals) and Mike Sawyer (8th, Charlotte Hounds) were selected in the first round. Scott Ratliff (9th, Boston Cannons) was picked in the second; Davis Butts (19th, Denver Outlaws), third; and Reid Acton (26th, Hamilton Nationals), fourth.

“I want to congratulate each of these guys on what is a tremendous accomplishment,” said Charley Toomey, Loyola’s head coach. “They have already made great contributions to our program, and we are looking forward to even more from this year as we start spring practice on Monday.”

Hawkins has continued to be one of the top defensive midfielders in the nation and garnered considerable respect nationally for his play during the NCAA Championships. He was named a Preseason All-America First Team member after garnering honorable mention last season. Hawkins earned NCAA All-Tournament honors and helped the Greyhounds limit Notre Dame and Maryland to a combined eight goals on Championships weekend. In addition to his six goals and two assists in 15 games last year, Hawkins was second on the team with 63 ground balls.

Sawyer, a Preseason USILA All-America Second Team selection after earning the same honor following last year, was a finalist for the Tewaaraton Award as the nation’s top player last season when he scored 52 goals and assisted on 10 more and was named the team’s Offensive Most Valuable Player. During the regular-season, he led the ECAC in goals and goals per game while earning All-ECAC First Team honors. He became the second player to score 50 or more goals in a season and was joined by a third on last year’s team. Sawyer will be reuinited in Charlotte, his hometown, with former Greyhound Eric Lusby.

Ratliff continued to be one of the top long-stick midfielders in the nation and set a Loyola scoring record for the position last year. This year, he was tabbed a Preseason All-America Second Team member and was on the USILA Third Team last season when he finished with 12 goals and seven assists, exceeding current Loyola Assistant Coach Matt Dwan’s previous record for a long-stick midfielder set in 1995. In addition to his scoring, he tallied 88 ground balls and 37 caused turnovers while earning ECAC Defensive Player of the Year, ECAC Championships Most Valuable Player, NCAA All-Tournament Team and team co-defenisve player of the year honors.

Butts was a first-line midfielder for the Greyhounds for the second year in a row in 2012. This season, he was named to the Preseason All-America Third Team after picking up honorable mention last season. He excelled as a dodger and finisher and ranked fourth on the team in points (35) and third in goals scored (21). A versatile player, Butts also saw plenty of action on the wings of faceoffs and in the defensive midfield where he picked up 40 ground balls.

Acton will enter 2013 having started on the Greyhounds’ defense each of the last three years. The Preseason All-America Honorable Mention candidate who received the same award last season finished the 2012 season with 44 ground balls and 20 caused turnovers, while helping Loyola record a 7.21 goals allowed per game average, the fifth-best mark in Division I. The Greyhounds set a pair of defensive records during Championship Weekend, holding Notre Dame and Maryland to a combined eight goals in the two games and allowing the Terrapins just three in the title match.

Loyola will see outside competition for the first time in 2013 in just over two weeks. The Greyhounds travel to the Orlando area to face the U.S. National Team on Sunday, January 27, at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at DisneyWorld. The regular season commences for Loyola on Saturday, February 16, at the University of Delaware.

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