Long Islanders Taken in MLL Draft

What would an MLL draft be without Long Island natives and college players selected by pro teams? As usual, many from area schools were chosen by teams June 6 at Yale University. From Dowling, Hofstra, Molloy and Stony Brook to the many former Long Island high school stars, this draft – as expected – was packed with LI lax studs.

Here’s a look at who went where:
-Scott Rodgers: MacArthur High School, Notre Dame … Toronto, Rd. 2, 7th overall
-Scott Kocis: Huntington High School, Georgetown … Lizards, Rd. 3, 16th overall
-Steven Waldeck: MacArthur High School, Stony Brook … Toronto, Rd. 3, 17th overall
-Christian Scuderi: West Islip High School, Hofstra … Lizards, Rd. 3, 18th overall
-Nick Tsouris: Ward Melville High School, Yale … Boston, Rd. 4, 21st overall
-Brent Herbst: Plainview JFK High School, Siena … Lizards, Rd. 4, 23rd overall
-Michael Cama: Island Trees High School, C.W. Post … Toronto, Rd. 5, 26th overall
-Tim Katz: Freeport High School, Sacred Heart … Lizards, Rd. 5, 28th overall
-Sam DeVore: Ward Melville High School, Hopkins … Chesapeake, Rd. 6, 32nd overall
-Gavin Petracca: Manhasset High School, North Carolina … Lizards, Rd. 6, 34th overall
-Joe Marra: Smithtown West High School, Fairfield … Chicago, Rd. 7, 37th overall
-Albert Maoine: West Islip High School, Molloy … Lizards, Rd. 7, 40th overall
-Craig Dowd: Northport High School, Georgetown … Lizards, Rd. 8, 46th overall

Things to note:
-Waldeck is the first player selected by an MLL team out of Stony Brook.
-Rodgers is the only player from Long Island to have played in the National Championship game and be selected by an MLL team this season.
-Maoine’s selection in the draft marks the second consecutive year Molloy has had a player picked.
-Cama was the first Division II athlete selected in the draft.
-Duke’s Ned Crotty was taken first overall by the Chicago Machine.
-There are only 48 players taken in the draft each year by the six existing teams.
-Though a native of Canada, Dowling College’s Kyle Rubisch was selected with the last pick of the draft – MLL’s Mr. Irrelevant.

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