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.@LehighLacrosse grads Lao-Gosney, Souders (Emmaus) selected among top picks in MLL Supplemental Draft

Thursday, 18th December 2014

Categories Boy's/Men's, Pro  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 12/18/14
From Press Release

Former Lehigh men’s lacrosse standouts Cameron Lao-Gosney and Ty Souders (Emmaus) were selected #2 and 3 overall in the Major League Lacrosse Supplemental Draft on Wednesday. Cameron was selected by the Florida Launch with the second pick while the Ohio Machine followed by selecting Souders. Every MLL team submitted a 23-man protected roster for 2015, with everyone else eligible for selection as the teams round out their rosters.

Overall, 96 players were selected in Wednesday’s supplemental draft including several standout players. Former Army player and member of Team USA Garrett Thul was selected first overall by the Charlotte Hounds.

Lao-Gosney will return to the team that he played for this past summer and rejoin his brother Roman, who was among the Launch’s protected players. Cameron played in five games in 2014, firing four shots. He owns a pair of Major League Lacrosse goals, both for the Hamilton Nationals in 2013. At Lehigh, Cameron was a two-time All-Patriot League honoree, posting 111 career points behind 77 goals and 34 assists. As a senior, he helped lead the Mountain Hawks to the 2012 Patriot League Tournament Championship and their first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance. Lehigh garnered the #7 national seed and hosted eventual national finalist Maryland.

Souders will look to see MLL action for the first time in 2015 after being selected 22nd overall by the Denver Outlaws in last January’s collegiate draft. He was Lehigh’s highest-ever draft pick then was on Denver’s collegiate inactive list last summer. Souders recently wrapped up a decorated career in the brown and white, earning All-Patriot League honors on two occasions and All-America three times. He helped quarterback one of the nation’s top defenses last season as the Mountain Hawks have emerged among the nation’s best defensive units in Souders’ tenure. The Emmaus High School graduate ended his career with 139 groundballs and 56 caused turnovers.

Following a strong fall campaign, the present-day Mountain Hawks look ahead to a challenging spring 2015 slate. Lehigh is looking to advance to a fourth straight Patriot League Championship Game and win a third title in that span. The Mountain Hawks are also looking to advance to the NCAA Tournament for the third time in four years.

Pick Team Player Position
1 Charlotte Garrett Thul Attack
2 Florida Cameron Lao-Gosney Midfield
3 Ohio (from Chesapeake) Ty Souders (Emmaus) Defense

4 Boston Josh Amidon Midfield
5 Ohio Steven Boyle Attack
6 New York Shamel Bratton Midfield
7 Rochester Jeremy Boltus Attack
8 Denver Tim Henderson Defense

9 Charlotte Michael Italiano Defense
10 Florida Sam Snow Midfield
11 Chesapeake Matt Striebel Midfield
12 Boston David Emala Attack
13 Ohio Martin Cahill Midfield
14 New York Shane Sturgis (Downingtown East, Penn State) Attack
15 Rochester Rob Guida Midfield
16 Denver Andrew Combs Attack

17 Charlotte Billy Ward Midfield
18 Florida Zack Losco Midfield
19 Chesapeake Chris Hipps Defense
20 New York (from Boston) Stephen Peyser Midfield
21 Ohio Zach Palmer Attack
22 New York Lee Coppersmith Midfield
23 Rochester Steven Dircks Defense
24 Denver Pat Harbeson Midfield

25 Charlotte Jack Runkel Goalie
26 Denver (from Florida) Johnny Rodriguez Goalie
27 Denver (from Florida, from Chesapeake) Matt Harris Defense
28 Boston Ricky Pages Defense
29 Ohio Roger Ferguson Defense
30 Charlotte (from New York) Alex Zomerfeld Midfield
31 Rochester Ryan Feuerstein Midfield
32 Denver Ethan Vedder Midfield

33 Charlotte John Fennessy Defense
34 Florida Mario Ventiquattro Attack
35 Chesapeake Andrew Scalley Attack
36 Boston Andrew Sellers Defense
37 Ohio Trevor Timmerberg Midfield
38 New York Cody Jamieson Attack
39 Rochester Beau Wood Attack
40 Denver Jeff Froccaro (Princeton) Attack

41 Charlotte Sean Meagher Defense
42 Florida Pat Kiernan Defense
43 Chesapeake Chris Conroy Defense
44 Boston Brett Garber Midfield
45 Ohio RG Keenan Midfield
46 New York Chris Picirilli (Villanova) Defense
47 Rochester Mike O’Neil Midfield
48 Denver Luke Cometti Midfield

49 Charlotte Glenn Maiorano Defense
50 Florida Will Mangan Midfield
51 Chesapeake Dean Gibbons Attack
52 Boston Matt White Attack
53 Ohio Stefan Schroder Goalie
54 New York Anthony Biscardi Midfield
55 Rochester Adam Rand Midfield
56 Denver Matthew Callahan Defense

57 Charlotte Casey Cittadino Defense
58 Florida Tom Croonquist FO
59 Chesapeake Matt Lovejoy Defense
60 Boston Jack Murphy Goalie
61 Ohio James Delaney Midfield
62 Chesapeake (from New York) Sam Bradman Midfield
63 Rochester Jason Lashomb Goalie
64 Denver Greg Downing Midfield

65 Charlotte Riley Loewen Attack
66 Florida Mike McCormack Defense
67 Chesapeake Joe Lisicky (Unionville) Defense
68 Boston Matt Messina Midfield
69 Ohio Derek Muzio Defense
70 New York Matt Poskay Midfield
71 Rochester Steve Murphy Midfield
72 Denver Corey Elmer Attack

73 Charlotte Todd Nakasuji Attack
74 Florida Tim Desko Attack
75 Chesapeake Ben McIntosh (Drexel) Midfield
76 Boston Eric Lusby Attack
77 Ohio Andrew Barton Midfield
78 New York Andrew Casimir Defense
79 Rochester Anthony Starnino Defense
80 Denver Brian Feeney Goalie

81 Charlotte Nico Capron Defense
82 Florida Nick O’Hara Defense
83 Chesapeake Jovan Miller Midfield
84 Boston Ryan Hollenbaugh Defense
85 Ohio Tom LaCrosse (Penn State) Midfield
86 New York Matt Van Bourgondien Midfield
87 Rochester Thomas Freshour Defense
88 Denver Aaron Prosser Midfield

89 Charlotte Will Blakely Attack
90 Florida Bryce Dabbs Midfield
91 Chesapeake Dylan Levings Midfield
92 Boston Matt Dolente (Malvbern Prep) Midfield
93 Ohio Carter Bender Midfield
94 New York Rhamel Bratton Midfield
95 Rochester Brian Schultz Attack
96 Denver Ryan Licht Defense

Teams whose roster was less than 35 players were allowed an additional selection:
Florida – Chazz Woodson, Attack
Chesapeake – Peter Schwartz (La Salle), Midfield
Boston – Eric Hagarty, Goalie
New York – Chris Coppolecchia, Defense


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