Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 1/25/15
From Press Release
Kip Orban and Mike MacDonald will have more lacrosse to play than just their senior years at Princeton.
Orban, with the 19th pick overall, and MacDonald, with the 44th pick, were both chosen in Friday night’s Major League Lacrosse draft. Orban was drafted by Charlotte in the third round, and MacDonald was drafted by Rochester in the sixth.
“”It’s an honor to be selected in the MLL draft,” said Orban, Princeton’s captain for 2015. “I owe it all to my coaches, teammates, and the great Princeton Lacrosse program.”
Orban was the eighth offensive midfielder taken in the draft and the first offensive middie selected by Charlotte. The Hounds finished last in the league last summer in scoring offense and went 4-10 to finish in last place. Orban gives the team a legitimate outside threat and could be an effective two-point shooter from outside the MLL arc.
MacDonald was the second attackman chosen by Rochester, who also took Syracuse’s Randy Staats in the fourth round. MacDonald missed the fall with hip injuries but has established himself as one of the top finishers on the crease in college lacrosse. He also showed a year ago that he can also feed, as he led Princeton in assists.
Albany’s Lyle Thompson was the No. 1 selection overall. Princeton’s Tom Schreiber was the No. 1 pick in the 2014 MLL draft.
Orban will enter 2015 with a streak of 26 straight games with at least one goal and 28 games with at least one point. He became the first Princeton player since 2004 to score at least one goal in every game when he did so in 2013.
MacDonald ranks 18th all-time at Princeton with 84 career goals and 19th all-time at Princeton with 130 career points.