MLL Announces 2018 Collegiate Draft

Major League Lacrosse

   This afternoon the MLL announced when and where the MLL draft will be.

    The League has announced that the MLL Collegiate Draft will take place on Wednesday, April 18th at US Lacrosse HQ in Sparks, MD. This is the very first time that the MLL Collegiate Draft will take place during the season. Usually, the MLL Draft is either before the college season or after the season. Last year the MLL Draft was held in Boston during Championship Weekend (NCAA). I personally would rather the draft be after the season, but we will have to see how this works out.

   Here is the Press Release from the MLL:

      “Every year the Collegiate Draft is one of the most anticipated events on the MLL calendar, and we are very grateful to US Lacrosse for hosting us in their beautiful new facility,” MLL Commissioner Alexander Brown said. “As we are partnering with US Lacrosse for our All-Star Game this season, we are very excited by our collaboration on the draft.”

US Lacrosse broke ground on the state-of-the-art compound in 2015 and moved operations there in May of 2016. The $15 million facility includes a training center for the men’s and women’s U.S. national teams in addition to the three-story administrative center, the National Hall of Fame and Museum and Tierney Field. 
“We’re thrilled by the opportunity to host this year’s MLL Collegiate Draft at our new headquarters,” said US Lacrosse CEO Steve Stenersen. “This is another step in what we believe will be a much more collaborative relationship between US Lacrosse and MLL.”

They also announced that the Boston Cannons will have the #1 overall pick this year. The draft order is much like the NFL where the worst team gets the 1st pick. I can't wait for the Draft and see who goes where. Right now I feel that either Justin Guterding, Connor Fields, or Trevor Baptiste will go #1 overall.