BOSTON, MA – January, 2011 – Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, will hold its 2011 Collegiate Draft on Friday, January 21 at 8:30 PM eastern time. The Draft will be held in Baltimore, Maryland at The Power Plant. The draft is open to the public and can also be viewed live on ESPN3.com.
The 2011 Collegiate Draft will be the first MLL draft conducted prior to the completion of the college season.
The 2011 Collegiate Draft will consist of 8 rounds with a total of 48 players being selected.
The order for the first round of the draft is currently:
1. Toronto Nationals
2. Rochester Rattlers
3. Denver Outlaws
4. Boston Cannons
5. Long Island Lizards
6. Toronto Nationals (From Chesapeake Bayhawks)
This will be the 11th Collegiate Draft in MLL history. Below is a list of the first overall picks in the previous ten drafts:
2001 – Ryan Mollett, Rochester Rattlers (Princeton)
2002 – Josh Coffman, Rochester Rattlers (Syracuse)
2003 – Chris Rotelli, Bridgeport Barrage (Virginia)
2004 – Mikey Powell, Baltimore Bayhawks (Syracuse)
2005 – Kyle Harrison, New Jersey Pride (Johns Hopkins)
2006 – Joe Walters, Rochester Rattlers (Maryland)
2007 – Pat Heim, Chicago Machine (Penn State)
2008 – Paul Rabil, Boston Cannons (Johns Hopkins)
2009 – Kenny Nims, Chicago Machine (Syracuse)
2010 – Ned Crotty, Chicago Machine (Duke)
Ned Crotty is the only player selected with first overall pick to have won the Cascade Rookie of the Year Award (2010).
Paul Rabil is the only first overall selection to win the Bud Light MVP Award (2009).
Joe Walter is the only first overall selection to be named Bud Light Championship Weekend MVP (2008).
About Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse (MLL) was founded by Jake Steinfeld and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. Major League Lacrosse commenced play in June of 2001 and is comprised of six teams located in Boston, Chesapeake, Denver, Long Island, Rochester and Toronto.
Major League Lacrosse’s 2011 All Star Game will take place on July 9 at Harvard Stadium in Boston. The 2011 MLL Championship Weekend, presented by Warrior, is scheduled for August 27 & 28 at Navy-Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis, MD.
For more information, please visit the Official League website at www.majorleaguelacrosse.com.