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DRAFT CENTER

DRAFT CENTER

Information on all of MLL's drafts including: Collegiate, Supplemental & General Player Pool Registration

 

The 2015 MLL Collegiate Draft will take place on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015.

The event will take place during the 2015 US Lacrosse National Convention in Baltimore, Maryland from 8:30pm to 11:00pm.

 It is FREE and open to the public while space permits.  

The Collegiate Draft will be streamed LIVE via MLL's YouTube Channel.

This will mark the 15th Collegiate Draft in MLL History.


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CONTACTS

For general information about the MLL draft, please contact Colin Keane, Lacrosse Operations Manager at 617-787-6635 or colin.keane@majorleaguelacrosse.com

For event specific inquires regarding the draft, please contact Kerry Pucillo, MLL Special Events Manager at 617-787-6644 or kpucillo@majorleaguelacrosse.com

For all media inquiries regarding the draft, please contact Marco Rosa, MLL Communications & Marketing Manager at 617-787-6634 or marco.rosa@majorleaguelacrosse.com
 

 

2015 Major League Lacrosse Player Pool Registration

You do not need to register if:

a)       You appeared on any 2014 MLL roster

b)       Registered for the MLL Player Pool for the 2014 season.

NCAA student athletes, who currently have eligibility remaining with the NCAA, cannot apply for the Player Pool. Upon submitting the player pool registration form you will forfeit any remaining NCAA eligibility.

MCLA student athletes who currently have eligibility remaining with the MCLA, can submit an application and will only lose MCLA eligibility upon signing an MLL contract.

To register for the League Player Pool click the link below

 

PLAYER POOL REGISTRATION

 

If you have any questions, please contact Colin Keane, Lacrosse Operations Manager at colin.keane@majorleaguelacrosse.com

2015 MLL Draft FAQ (frequently asked questions for NCAA athletes)

 

1.         Q:  When is the MLL College Draft?

A:  The Draft will be held on Friday January 23, 2015 from 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm in Baltimore, MD.  More information will be announced as it becomes available.

 

2.         Q:  Do I have to fill out any paperwork to be eligible for the Draft?

A:  NO, there is no paperwork to fill out, per NCAA rules.  Only seniors with expiring eligibility after the 2015 NCAA season are eligible to be drafted. Until your NCAA eligibility has expired, you will NEVER be asked to sign any paperwork from Major League Lacrosse or any of its member Teams.

 

3.         Q:  How do I avoid jeopardizing my senior year of eligibility?

A: 

1.  MLL has already taken the necessary steps internally to ensure that your name is able to be considered for draft by an MLL Team.    

2. As stated above in Point #2, players who are enrolled at NCAA institutions are not required to register anywhere to be part of the 2015 collegiate draft.

3.  If you are drafted, MLL will NOT be offering or issuing you a contract of any type or discussing terms of an agreement with you until your NCAA team’s season (including postseason) is concluded.

 

4.         Q:  Am I allowed to reach out to teams regarding the Draft?

A:  The League office would prefer that you do not contact its member Teams.  Per NCAA rules, MLL’s teams can reach out to you, but have been instructed to not, in any way, discuss signing any type of contract/agreement with MLL or giving any type of verbal commitment.

 

5.         Q:  Are MLL coaches and General Managers allowed to contact my college coach?

A:  Yes, MLL coaches and General Managers are allowed to contact your NCAA coaches to discuss you.

 

6.         Q:  Am I allowed to attend the Draft on January 10th?

A:  Yes, invited seniors will be permitted to attend the collegiate draft provided that they assume responsibility for any and all expenses relating to their attendance.  You, your college coach and other members of your Athletic Department will receive more information regarding the process to RSVP to the Draft.

 

7.         Q:  May I accept any complimentary items from any MLL Team before, during or after the Draft?

A:  NO.   Per NCAA rules, complimentary items would be considered an extra benefit.  MLL teams have been instructed not to provide you with any complimentary items, subject to severe League discipline. If you do receive any complimentary items from any MLL Team, please return it immediately and contact your Compliance Office.

 

8.         Q:  What happens if an MLL Team or an outside media outlet contacts me?

A:  Per NCAA rules, you are allowed to speak with MLL Teams and various media outlets before, during and after the Draft.   

  

9.         Q:  During my 2014 NCAA season may I answer questions during an interview about playing in                             MLL?

A:  Yes, you are allowed to answer questions regarding your plans for the summer.  Since you will not be offered any type of MLL contract until your NCAA eligibility has expired, you should not refer to yourself as an MLL employee or player before your NCAA season ends and you are in fact offered a contract and it’s executed.  You may refer to yourself and speak about being drafted in the 2015 collegiate draft by “X” MLL Team during the NCAA season.

 

10.       Q:  Will I be able to sign a contact immediately following the Draft?

A:  NO.  As stated above in #3, it is against NCAA rules to sign a contract with intent to play a     professional sport if you are still enrolled as a student-athlete.  Contracts will be distributed to those drafted following the conclusion of their 2015 NCAA season (including post-season play).

 

11.       Q:  What happens if I am not selected in the Draft?

A:  After the NCAA season is complete, MLL will allow all undrafted seniors who just completed their eligibility to register for the Player Pool for a one week period.  After that, teams will be able to select you by using the normal MLL waiver wire process.  Please note there is no such thing as being a free agent in the MLL, so all undrafted players will go through this process.

History of MLL #1 Draft Picks

Year Player/MLL Team College
2014 Tom Schreiber (Ohio Machine) Princeton
2013 Peter Baum (Ohio Machine) Colgate
2012 Rob Pannell (Long Island Lizards) Cornell
2011 Kevin Crowley (Hamilton Nationals) Stony Brook
2010 Ned Crotty (Chicago Machine) Duke
2009 Kenny Nims (Chicago Machine) Syracuse
2008 Paul Rabil (Boston Cannons) Johns Hopkins
2007 Pat Heim (Chicago Machine) Penn State
2006 Joe Walters (Rochester Rattlers) Maryland
2005 Kyle Harrison (New Jersey Pride) Johns Hopkins
2004 Mikey Powell (Baltimore Bayhawks) Syracuse
2003 Chris Rotelli (Bridgeport Barrage) Virginia
2002 Josh Coffman (Rochester Rattlers) Syracuse
2001 Ryan Mollett (Rochester Rattlers) Princeton

"PANNELL NAMED CASCADE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR"- by Sean Desmond, August 2013


http://www.majorleaguelacrosse.com/news/8254/pannell-named-cascade-rookie-of-the-year

Pannell Named Cascade Rookie of the Year

All-Time MLL Collegiate Draft Results

Click HERE for a listing of the history of MLL draft results from 2001 through 2014.

 


"ANALYZING THE 2013 ROOKIE CLASS"- by William Griffin, August 2013

http://www.majorleaguelacrosse.com/news/8258/analyzing-the-2013-rookie-class

Analyzing the 2013 Rookie Class


"CHANGING OF THE GUARD-THE 2012 DRAFT CLASS ALL-STARS"-by William Griffin, July 2013

http://www.majorleaguelacrosse.com/news/7987/changing-of-the-guard-the-2012-draft-class-allstars

Changing of the Guard: the 2012 Draft Class All-Stars

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