BOSTON, MA- On Friday, January 22, 2016, Major League Lacrosse will hold the 16th annual Collegiate Draft presented by Cascade Lacrosse in conjunction with the US Lacrosse Convention. This event will take place at 8:30 PM EST at the US Lacrosse Convention Center in Baltimore, MD.
Members of the media are invited to cover the event. We ask that you please RSVP HERE.
The Collegiate Draft presented by Cascade Lacrosse marks the third round of drafts. It follows the Expansion Draft that took place in mid-November and the Supplemental Draft, which occurred December 16.
“Cascade’s involvement with the MLL Collegiate Draft is a natural fit given their sponsorship of the MLL Rookie of the Year awards for several years now. There’s a great connection between Cascade and the rookies entering the league,” said David Gross, MLL Commissioner. “Cascade’s sponsorship will make for an exciting draft.”
Cascade Lacrosse is known for its groundbreaking technological innovations in lacrosse gear, allowing players to perform at their highest potential, and thus making the sport even more competitive.
Only seniors with expiring eligibility after the 2015-16 NCAA season are eligible for the Collegiate Draft. Any NCAA player that is drafted will not be offered a contract until their college team’s season has concluded.
MLL fans should anticipate another great season of action, as the Collegiate Draft has historically produced some of the League’s most talented players. A few fan favorites who entered the league through the first pick of the Collegiate Draft include Paul Rabil (Johns Hopkins), Kyle Harrison (Johns Hopkins), Lyle Thompson (Albany), Rob Pannell (Cornell), and Joe Walters (Maryland).
“The Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft for years has represented a festive conclusion to the opening day of LaxCon, not to mention providing our convention attendees with the first peak at the league’s future stars,” said Kim Rogers, director of events at US Lacrosse. “We’re thrilled to welcome MLL again.”
The US Lacrosse Convention is the largest event of its kind, annually marking the start of lacrosse season. More than 7,500 athletes, coaches and officials are expected to attend and participate in 150 on-field clinics, demonstrations, and educational sessions. Hundreds of experienced speakers, including MLL player, entrepreneur, and Lacrosse Magazine’s 2015 Person of the Year, Paul Rabil, 2010 IWLCA Coach of the Year, Cathy Reese, and former Hofstra and current Duke and Team USA coach, John Danowski, will be giving presentations on various topics related to the lacrosse spectrum.
About Cascade Lacrosse
Based in Liverpool, N.Y., Cascade Lacrosse is the leading designer, developer and manufacturer of lacrosse helmets and eyewear. The Company was founded in 1986 and has a celebrated and rich history of delivering revolutionary technologies to lacrosse and beyond. Its partners include 16 NCAA Division I Championship teams since 1995, Major League Lacrosse, Team USA and Team Canada to name a few. Performance Sports Group Ltd., the parent company of Cascade Lacrosse, is a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange whose affiliates market products under the BAUER, MISSION, MAVERIK, CASCADE, INARIA, COMBAT and EASTON brand names and are distributed by sales representatives and independent distributors throughout the world.
For more information, visit Cascade Lacrosse’s website at www.CascadeLacrosse.com.
About US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, is the national governing body of men's and women's lacrosse and the home of the nation's fastest-growing sport. US Lacrosse has more than 450,000 members in 67 regional chapters across the country. Through responsive and effective leadership, US Lacrosse provides programs and services to inspire participation while protecting the integrity of the sport. Bookmark, like and follow US Lacrosse at uslacrosse.org, fb.com/uslacrosse and @uslacrosse respectively.