BOSTON, MA – January 21, 2019 – The Dallas Rattlers have traded attackman Randy Staats to the Atlanta Blaze in exchange for a third round pick (22nd overall) and a fourth round pick (31st overall) in the 2019 Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft. The Rattlers will also send the team’s third round pick (26th overall) to the Blaze.
Staats recorded six goals and one assist in two appearances during the 2018 regular season. The trade marks Staats’ return to Atlanta after he was acquired via trade by the Rattlers prior to last season’s draft.
Check out his highlight video below:
Staats was a 2015 graduate of Syracuse University and was a Tewaaraton nominee as a Junior. Before Syracuse, Staats was a two-time NJCAA Offensive Player of the Year and first-team All-American at Onondaga Community College.
About Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, is headquartered in Boston. MLL has led the sport of lacrosse into the mainstream of competitive team sports since 2001. In the spring of 2018, MLL entered into new leadership for the first time in 17 years when it selected Alexander Brown as the Commissioner. The league is made up of nine teams: The Atlanta Blaze, Boston Cannons, Charlotte Hounds, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Dallas Rattlers, Denver Outlaws, Florida Launch, New York Lizards, and Ohio Machine.