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Lehigh’s DiMaria, Noone (La Salle) picked in MLL Supplemental Draft

Thursday, 12th December 2013

Categories Boy's/Men's, Pro, Posted 12/12/13
From press Release

Former Lehigh men’s lacrosse players David DiMaria and Mike Noone (La Salle) were selected in the Major League Lacrosse Supplemental Draft which took place on Wednesday. DiMaria went 10th overall to the Rochester Rattlers while Noone was picked 31st by the Charlotte Hounds. Both were on MLL rosters a season ago, DiMaria on Boston and Noone on Chicago, and look to make a mark on their new teams.

DiMaria was named an honorable mention All-American last season, leading the Patriot League with a career-high 73 points behind 33 goals and 40 assists. He was picked 46th overall by Boston in last January’s collegiate draft, suiting up in two games for the Cannons last summer. DiMaria was one of only 25 players nationally named a Tewaaraton Award nominee presented to the national player of the year. DiMaria ended his career with an astounding 205 career points (88 goals, 117 assists).

Noone was picked up by the Chicago Machine last summer as a member of their practice squad. He heads to Charlotte where former Mountain Hawk Cameron Lao-Gosney began his professional career. Noone earned first team All-Patriot League and honorable mention All-American honors last season, posting 33 groundballs and a team-leading 26 caused turnovers. This came after second team All-League laurels as a junior when he had 40 groundballs and 28 caused turnovers. Noone was one of a school-record four Mountain Hawks to compete in the USILA North-South Game. He wrapped up his career with 104 groundballs and 71 caused turnovers.

DiMaria and Noone wrapped up their careers with back-to-back Patriot League Championships and NCAA Tournament appearances. Despite losing DiMaria and fellow attackman Dante Fantoni to graduation, the Mountain Hawks return 52 combined goals and 24 assists this season between juniors Dan Taylor and Patrick Corbett alone. Taylor finished second on the team with 50 points (29 goals, 21 assists) a season ago while Corbett earned second team All-Patriot League honors with 26 points (23 goals, three assists) as the team’s leading scorer at midfield.

A strong defense returns, despite the loss of Noone, led by senior All-American Ty Souders at close defense and junior All-American Matt Poillon in goal. Poillon’s 7.27 career goals against average currently stands seventh in NCAA history.

The Mountain Hawks open the 2014 season on Feb. 1 at Furman before hosting Marquette on Feb. 8 and Villanova the following Saturday. Lehigh faces six teams ranked in the Inside Lacrosse Face-Off Yearbook poll, by the coaches or both.



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