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Recap of Wings’ 7 picks in NLL draft; S. Jersey products Smith (Shawnee), Krug (Cherokee, Cabrini) among group

Wednesday, 18th September 2019

Categories Box lacrosse, Boy's/Men's, Pro, Posted 9/18/19
From Press Release

The Philadelphia Wings selected seven players at the 2019 NLL Entry Draft at Xfinity Live on Tuesday. The Wings bolstered their defense with four additions including the team’s first two picks from Canada, Alex Pace and Matt Marinier.

Additionally, the team secured rights to 2019 Tewaaraton winner, Pat Spencer from Loyola University. Spencer will be playing basketball at Northwestern University for his 5th year but will join the Wings in the 2020 season. Kyle Marr, Dave Smith (Shawnee, Virginia), and Austin Fusco were NCAA Division 1 standouts and team captains. Jordan Krug (Cherokee), local standout from the Division III champion Cabrini University was also added in the 5th round.

“The NLL draft combined with this year’s free agency, has allowed our team to get bigger, faster and stronger. We have improved all over the field, especially on defense and in goal,” said GM and Coach Paul Day. “We are excited to take the floor for the 2019-20 season.”

Wings picks
2nd round (20th overall) – Alex Pace
Transition- 6-0, 185lbs
St. Catherine’s Athletics Junior A Ontario/Canadian U17 team

2nd round (21st overall) via trade with Georgia Swarm for a 2021 2nd round pick– Matt Marinier
Defense – 6-6, 225lbs
Junior A with the Burlington Chiefs

3rd Round (36th overall) – Pat Spencer
Forward – 6-3, 205lbs
Loyola University team captain/Tewaaraton Winner 2019

4th Round (51st Overall)- Kyle Marr
Forward- 5-11, 185lbs
Johns Hopkins University team captain

4th Round (53rd overall) – Dave Smith
Forward– 5-9, 175lbs
University of Virginia team captain, 2019 NCAA champion
Smith Played in all 20 of UVA’s games as a SSDM and stood out agianst Yale in the NCAA title game win, as he helped keep Yale to its lowest output of the year (9 goals).

Jordan Krug

5th Round (66th overall)- Jordan Krug
Forward- 6-1, 210lbs
Cabrini University team captain, 2019 NCAA champion
Krug was named First Team All-Intercollegiate Men’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IMLCA) and was named the Mid-Atlantic Region Offensive Player of the Year. Krug, who was also named Atlantic East Conference Offensive Player of the Year, became just the second player in program history to record 100 points in a season. His 73 goals are tied for the program’s single season record. Krug’s 113 points on the season are second most in a single season in program history.

6th Round (79th overall)- Austin Fusco
Defense- 6-1, 185lbs
Syracuse University two-time captain

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