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Draft Center

March 29, 2016

2017 Major League Lacrosse Player Pool Registration

Major League Lacrosse has opened up the Player Pool for any player who wishes to be eligible for the 2017 MLL season. Player Pool registration must be completed in order to participate in 2017 season play. If you were on a Major League Lacrosse team roster at any point in the 2016 season, OR were in the MLL Player Pool in 2016, you DO NOT need to re-register. The deadline to register is   December 7, 2016.   

National Collegiate Athletic Association: If you currently have remaining NCAA eligibility, upon submitting this registration form you will forfeit any remaining NCAA eligibility.  To be eligible in 2017, you must be either a College Graduate OR if you did not attend College, you must have graduated High School no later than 2013.  

By submitting this form, you are declaring yourself medically fit for professional field lacrosse and eligible for the 2017 MLL season. If you are found medically unfit due to a known medical precondition you will not be draft eligible until the 2018 season.  

Upon registering for the 2017 MLL Player Pool, you will remain eligible to be claimed under MLL policies, at any time throughout the League season. If you are claimed from the Player Pool you will then be notified by that Team. You are free to contact MLL teams to discuss interest, ability to travel and work commitments. No team may represent or warrant that a position on its Active Roster is guaranteed. 

Player Pool Registration

For information about MLL draft procedures & all lacrosse inquires, please contact:

Colin Keane, MLL Lacrosse Operations Manager

617-787-6635 or


2017 MLL Collegiate Draft FAQ (frequently asked questions for NCAA athletes)

1.          Q:  When is the MLL College Draft?

A:  The Draft time, date, and location are to be determined. 

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 2017 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?


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 2017 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 verba l 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?

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 2017 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 2017 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
2016 Myles Jones (Atlanta Blaze)  Duke
2015 Lyle Thompson (Florida Launch) Albany
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