Long Island well represented in MLL Draft


Nearly 15 players connected to Long Island were selected in this year’s Major League Lacrosse Draft.

Ten Long Island natives, and four who attend Long Island colleges, will all begin their professional careers with MLL teams across the country.

Three Hofstra University men’s lacrosse players were drafted including Adrian Sorichetti, John Antoniades and Mark Mullen. Hofstra has now had 22 players in its history drafted by MLL teams.

St. Anthony’s was also in the spotlight with three alums drafted, including Will Manny out of Massachusetts, who was taken 14th overall in the second round.

Long Island Natives Drafted this Year

-Will Manny, UMass, Round 2, 14th overall, Canons (St. Anthony’s)
-Casey Carroll, Duke, Round 3, 18th overall, Nationals (Baldwin)
-Dominique Alexander, Ohio State, Brown, Round 5, 33rd overall, Ohio (Baldwin)
-Dante Fantoni, Lehigh, Round 5, 39th overall, Outlaws, (St. Anthony’s)
-David DiMaria, Lehigh, Round 6, 46th overall, Canons (Hills West)
-John Antoniades, Hofstra, Round 6, 47th overall, Lizards (St. Anthony’s)
-Michael McCormack, Yale, Round 7, 51st overall, Hounds (West Islip)
-Steven Murphy, Notre Dame, Round 7, 53rd overall, Lizards (Floyd)
-Brendan Buckley, Army, Round 7, 54th overall, Canons (Massapequa)
-Dillon Ayers, St. John’s, Round 8, 63rd overall, Outlaws (Lynbrook)

Players from Long Island Colleges

-Adrian Sorichetti, Hofstra, Round 5, 35th overall, Lizards
-John Antoniades, Hofstra, Round 6, 47th overall, Lizards
-Mark Mullen, Hofstra, Round 7, 56th overall, Lizards
-Jeffrey Tundo, Stony Brook, Round 8, 61st overall, Lizards

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