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.