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MLL Draft Results

March 18, 2016

Crowley Taken With 1st Overall Pick in 2011 MLL Draft

Four Syracuse Players Taken in First Two Rounds


BALTIMORE, Md.– Senior midfielder Kevin Crowley (New Westminster H.S./New Westminster, B.C.) of Stony Brook University was selected by the Hamilton Nationals with the first overall pick in the 2011 Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft held at the Power Plant on Friday evening.

Honored as the Division I Preseason Player of the Year by Lacrosse Magazine, Crowley became the first player in Stony Brook men’s lacrosse history to earn first team All-America honors after scoring 51 goals with 26 assists. The 2010 America East Conference Player of the Year, he led NCAA Division I by averaging 4.53 points per game and scored a goal in 16 of 17 games.

The recipient of the Enners Award by the USILA, Crowley enters his senior season needing just 26 points to break the Seawolves’ career scoring record. He has 101 career goals with 75 assists in three seasons.

With the second overall selection, the Rochester Rattlers selected senior defenseman Joel White (Cortland H.S./Cortland, N.Y.) from Syracuse University. White, a first team USILA All-America selection, was the recipient of the Lt. Donald C. MacLaughlin, Jr. Award as the nation’s best midfielder. He led the Orange with 78 ground balls and 31 caused turnovers. He ranked seventh in the nation in caused turnovers with a 2.07 average and ranked 15th with a 5.2 ground ball per game average.

A two-time first team All-America selection for the University of North Carolina, senior attackman Billy Bitter (Deerfield Academy/Manhasset, N.Y.) was picked by the Denver Outlaws with the third overall selection. Bitter, who scored 22 goals with 22 assists, was the first Tar Heel selected as the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year after leading North Carolina to the NCAA Tournament quarter-finals.

University of Virginia senior midfielder Shamel Bratton (Huntington H.S./Huntington Station, N.Y.) was taken by the Boston Cannons with the fourth overall selection in the draft. One of 13 Virginia players to earn first team All-America honors twice, Bratton played in 18 games for the Cavaliers last year and scored 24 goals with 17 assists. With 69 career goals, he ranks ninth among midfielders on Virginia’s all-time scoring list.

A first team All-America selection, University of Notre Dame senior midfielder Zach Brenneman (East Hampton H.S./East Hampton, N.Y.) was selected by the Long Island Lizards with the fifth pick in the opening round. The leading scorer for the Fighting Irish, Brenneman helped Notre Dame reach the 2010 NCAA Division I Championship Game and led the team in scoring with 29 goals and 13 assists. Brenneman will begin his senior year with 56 career goals and 22 assists.

Syracuse senior midfielder Jeremy Thompson (Lafayette H.S./Nedrow, N.Y.) was picked with the sixth overall selection by the Nationals. A second team USILA All-America selection, Thompson scored 15 goals with eight assists while starting all 15 games. He won 58.2 per cent of his face-off attempts, which led the Big East Conference, and ranked third on the team with 46 ground balls. He tallied eight multi-point games, including a career-high five points against Villanova after scoring three goals with two assists.

The Orange led all schools with seven players selected while Maryland and Notre Dame each had five players drafted.


About Major League Lacrosse

Major League Lacrosse (MLL) was founded by Jake Steinfeld and is headquartered in Boston, Mass. Major League Lacrosse commenced play in June of 2001 and is comprised of six teams located in Boston, Chesapeake (Annapolis), 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, Mass. The 2011 MLL Championship Weekend, presented by Warrior, is scheduled for August 27 and 28 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md.

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2011 Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft Results

January 21, 2011 | Baltimore, Md.


Round            Pick #            Team            Player            School            Position

1            1            Hamilton            Kevin Crowley            Stony Brook            Midfield

            2            Rochester            Joel White            Syracuse            Defense

            3            Denver            Billy Bitter            North Carolina            Attack

            4            Boston            Shamel Bratton            Virginia            Midfield

            5            Long Island            Zach Brenneman            Notre Dame            Midfield           

            6            Hamilton             Jeremy Thompson            Syracuse            Midfield

2            7            Hamilton            Ryan Flanagan            North Carolina            Defense

            8            Rochester            Jovan Miller            Syracuse            Midfield

            9            Denver            Steve Serling            Hofstra            Midfield

            10            Boston            Josh Amidon            Syracuse            Midfield

            11            Long Island            Jay Card            Hofstra            Attack

            12            Boston             Brian Farrell            Maryland            Defense

3            13            Hamilton            David Earl            Notre Dame            Midfield

            14            Rochester            Jordan McBride            Stony Brook            Attack

            15            Denver            Brett Schmidt            Maryland            Defense

            16            Boston            John Lade            Syracuse            Defense

            17            Long Island            Rhamel Bratton            Virginia            Midfield

            18            Hamilton             Kevin Ridgway            Notre Dame            Defense

4            19            Hamilton            Dan Burns            Maryland            Midfield

            20            Rochester            John Galloway            Syracuse            Goalkeeper

            21            Denver            Grant Catalino            Maryland            Attack

            22            Boston            Kevin Kaminski            Delaware            Midfield

            23            Long Island            Ryan Young            Maryland            Attack

            24            Chesapeake            Barney Ehrmann            Georgetown            Defense

5            25            Hamilton            Stephen Keogh            Syracuse            Defense

            26            Rochester            Tom Montelli            Duke            Midfield

            27            Denver            Jack McBride            Princeton            Attack

            28            Boston            Tom Compitello            Stony Brook            Attack

            29            Long Island            Sam Barnes            Notre Dame            Defense

            30            Chesapeake            Steve DeNapoli            Hofstra            Defense

6            31            Hamilton            Adam Rand            Stony Brook            Midfield

            32            Rochester            Brian Caufield            Albany            Attack

            33            Denver            Andrew Irving            Notre Dame            Midfield

            34            Boston            Pat Dowling            Delaware            Midfield

            35            Long Island            Brian Karalunas            Villanova            Midfield

            36            Chesapeake            Michael Burns            North Carolina            Midfield

7            37            Hamilton            Bill Henderson            Army            Defense

            38            Rochester            Adam Jones            Canisius            Midfield

            39            Denver            Andrew Lay            Denver            Midfield

            40            Boston            David Hawley            Brown            Midfield

            41            Long Island            Peter Mezzanotte            Towson            Midfield

            42            Chesapeake            Dan Hostetler            Georgetown            Defense

8            43            Hamilton            Jeremy Boltus            Army            Attack

            44            Rochester            Matt Chatterdon            LeMoyne            Midfield

            45            Denver            Adam Ghitelman            Virginia            Goalkeeper

            46            Boston            Zach Howell            Duke            Attack

            47            Long Island            Matt Stefurak            Delaware            Defense

            48            Chesapeake            John Austin            Delaware            Midfield