While much of the attention of the lacrosse world has been focused on the US Lacrosse National Convention, which got under way yesterday in Philadelphia, another noteworthy event was also held.
Major League Lacrosse’s annual collegiate draft.
Former Smithtown West standout Rob Pannell (pictured at left), coming off a 42-goal, 47 assist season at Cornell, was selected first by the Long Island Lizards.
There were plenty of other players from the tristate area selected in the draft, which was held late last night.
In fact, six of the first 10 players taken were from either New York, New Jersey or Connecticut: Pannell; Mike Manley (No. 3, Penn Yan, N.Y., High School); C.J. Costabile (No. 5, New Fairfield, Conn., HS); Chad Wiedmaier (No. 7, Delbarton Prep, N.J.); Rob Rotanz (No. 8; Fairfield Prep, Conn.); and Justin Turri (West Islip, N.Y., HS). Wiedmaier is a Chatham, N.J., resident. Rotanz is a Westport, Conn., resident.
You can check them out now. Here are the entire results of the draft:
|1||Long Island (from Charlotte)||Rob Pannell||Cornell|
|4||Denver (from Long Island)||Mark Matthews||Denver|
|8||Ohio (from Boston)||Robert Rotanz||Duke|
|10||Chesapeake (from Rochester from Ohio)||Tyler Fiorito||Princeton|
|12||Hamilton (from Long Island)||Jake Bernhardt||Maryland|
|13||Rochester (from Chesapeake)||Kevin Drew||Syracuse|
|15||Boston (from Ohio from Rochester from Hamilton)||Chris Boland||Johns Hopkins|
|16||Ohio (from Boston)||Anthony Biscardi||Massachusetts|
|17||Rochester (from Charlotte)||Joe Cummings||Maryland|
|18||Long Island (from Rochester from Ohio)||Sam Bradman||Salisbury|
|19||Boston (from Rochester)||Kevin Cunningham||Villanova|
|20||Charlotte (from Long Island)||Mark Manos||Drexel|
|21||Ohio (from Chesapeake)||Billy Eisenreich||Bucknell|
|22||Chesapeake (from Rochester from Denver)||Jimmy Dunster||North Carolina|
|23||Hamilton||Jack McBride||North Carolina|
|24||Ohio (from Boston)||Alex Demopoulos||Denver|
|25||Rochester (from Charlotte)||Bobby Dattilo||Hobart|
|26||Chesapeake (from Ohio)||Matt Mackrides||Penn State|
|27||Chesapeake (from Rochester)||Grant Kaleikau||Delaware|
|28||Long Island||Tommy Palasek||Syracuse|
|29||Charlotte (from Rochester from Chesapeake)||Chris Bocklet||Virginia|
|32||Boston||Mark Staines||North Carolina|
|33||Denver (from Charlotte)||Steve Serling||Hofstra|
|36||Long Island||Kyle Moeller||Stony Brook|
|37||Boston (from Chesapeake)||Will Koshansky||Penn|
|38||Chesapeake (from Rochester from Denver)||Matt Gibson||Yale|
|44||Denver (from Long Island)||Steven Robarge||VMI|
|47||Hamilton||Brock Sorenson||Ohio State|
|49||Charlotte||Kevin Randall||Notre Dame|
|50||Ohio||Marshall Burkhart||Johns Hopkins|
|51||Rochester||Charlie McComas||North Carolina|
|52||Long Island||Charlie Streep||Bucknell|
|55||Hamilton||Kiel Matisz||Robert Morris|
|59||Rochester||Tommy Wood||North Carolina|
|60||Long Island||Robert Campbell||Stony Brook|
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