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:

Pick Team Player School
1 Long Island (from Charlotte) Rob Pannell Cornell
2 Ohio Steele Stanwick Virginia
3 Rochester Mike Manley Duke
4 Denver (from Long Island) Mark Matthews Denver
5 Chesapeake C.J. Costabile Duke
6 Denver Colin Briggs Virginia
7 Hamilton Chad Wiedmaier Princeton
8 Ohio (from Boston) Robert Rotanz Duke
9 Charlotte Justin Turri Duke
10 Chesapeake (from Rochester from Ohio) Tyler Fiorito Princeton
11 Rochester Roy Lang Cornell
12 Hamilton (from Long Island) Jake Bernhardt Maryland
13 Rochester (from Chesapeake) Kevin Drew Syracuse
14 Denver Kevin Vaughan Harvard
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
30 Denver Tom Celentani Massachusetts
31 Hamilton Matt Lovejoy Virginia
32 Boston Mark Staines North Carolina
33 Denver (from Charlotte) Steve Serling Hofstra
34 Ohio Bobby Eilers Syracuse
35 Rochester Tim Henderson Army
36 Long Island Kyle Moeller Stony Brook
37 Boston (from Chesapeake) Will Koshansky Penn
38 Chesapeake (from Rochester from Denver) Matt Gibson Yale
39 Hamilton Joe Resetarits Albany
40 Boston Chris Clements Virginia
41 Charlotte Dan DiMaria Harvard
42 Ohio Chris Langton Cornell
43 Rochester Carter Bender Hartford
44 Denver (from Long Island) Steven Robarge VMI
45 Chesapeake Drew Snider Maryland
46 Denver John Cunningham Princeton
47 Hamilton Brock Sorenson Ohio State
48 Boston J.J. Gilbane Cornell
49 Charlotte Kevin Randall Notre Dame
50 Ohio Marshall Burkhart Johns Hopkins
51 Rochester Charlie McComas North Carolina
52 Long Island Charlie Streep Bucknell
53 Chesapeake Brent Adams Fairfield
54 Denver Charlie Cipriano Fairfield
55 Hamilton Kiel Matisz Robert Morris
56 Boston Greg Mahony Yale
57 Charlotte Joe Vitale Adelphi
58 Ohio Austin Bright Bellarmine
59 Rochester Tommy Wood North Carolina
60 Long Island Robert Campbell Stony Brook
61 Chesapeake John Austin Delaware
62 Denver Shane Jackson Limestone
63 Hamilton Gerry Reilly Georgetown
64 Boston Martin Bowes Hartford

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2 Responses to “Smithtown West product Pannell picked first, tristate region well-represented in MLL Collegiate Draft”

  1. Bull Run says:

    Nice article. Way to represent Rob!

  2. LI Guy says:

    Congrats to Rob. That’s pretty awesome.

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