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.@TigerLacrosse ATT Ambler (@AbingtonGhosts) selected in 5th round of MLL draft by NY Lizards

Sunday, 24th January 2016

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Posted 1/24/16
From Press Release

If Ryan Ambler repeats his scoring totals from his junior season, then he’ll finish his career in 10th place all-time in points and eighth place all-time in assists for the Princeton men’s lacrosse team. He also has a pretty good chance of becoming the fourth player in program history to have at least 80 career goals and 80 career assists.

Ryan Ambler (Courtesy Princeton Athletics)

Ryan Ambler (Courtesy Princeton Athletics)

Ambler, who through three years has established himself as one of the best and most reliable attackmen Princeton has had, will enter his senior year as a Major League Lacrosse draftee after being chosen by the New York Lizards in the fifth round yesterday. Ambler was the 39th player selected.

When Ambler’s name was called, he became the eighth Princeton player in the last five years to be selected in the MLL draft.

Ambler has been a starter since Day 1 of his career, and he brings 57 goals and 65 assists into his senior year. A two-time All-Ivy League selection, Ambler had at least four points in eight of Princeton’s 15 games last year. The team’s leading returning scorer this year, he was second on the team in assists (29), third on the team in points (51) and fourth in goals (22) in 2015.

A graduate of Abington High School outside of Philadelphia, Ambler had a career-high eight points last year against Penn. He’s twice had five goals in a game, against Rutgers in 2014 and Penn a year ago, and he combined with Kip Orban and Mike MacDonald – both of who were MLL draft choices last year – to score 15 goals against the Quakers.

Princeton begins its season Feb. 20 against NJIT.

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