Locals dot Major Lacrosse League draft
The Major Lacrosse League draft took place Sunday night, and a multitude of players with ties to the Baltimore metropolitan area were selected in the six-team draft.
Johns Hopkins midfielder Michael Kimmel was selected with the second overall pick by the Chesapeake Bayhawks, who capped the first round by taking Virginia midfielder Brian Carroll, a Baltimore native and Gilman graduate, with the sixth overall choice.
The last pick of the second round belonged to the Boston Cannons, who grabbed Johns Hopkins attackman Steven Boyle at No. 12.
Chesapeake had two picks in the fourth round and used No. 19 on UMBC midfielder Kyle Wimer and No. 23 on Maryland goalkeeper Brian Phipps.
With the 29th overall choice in the fifth round, the Denver Outlaws selected Navy midfielder Patrick Moran. Three slots later, Chesapeake took Johns Hopkins defenseman Sam DeVore.
In the eighth and final round, Chesapeake chose Loyola attackman Cooper MacDonnell at No. 44, and Boston selected Notre Dame midfielder Grant Krebs, an Annapolis native and St. Mary’s graduate, at No. 45.
Duke attackman and Tewaaraton Award winner Ned Crotty was taken by the Chicago Machine as the top pick in the draft. After Crotty and Kimmel, the rest of the first round involved Duke attackman Max Quinzani at No. 3 by Boston, Duke defenseman Parker McKee at No. 4 by the Long Island Lizards, Virginia defenseman Ken Clausen at No. 5 by Denver, and Carroll.