Bieda is Among Five to Sign With Florida

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Over the past few days the Florida Launch have signed five players to contracts for the 2019 season including Scott Bieda. Matt Bellando, Ryan Beville, Conor Whipple and Casey Dowd have also signed to play with the Launch for the 2019 season.

Scorr Bieda has spent most of his career in Boston until he was picked up by Florida on August 3rd from the MLL player pool. Bieda did not play a game with Florida last season, but he did play five games with Boston. In those five games Bieda had 7 goals and 15 assist.

The Florida native, Matt Bellando has also signed to play with the Launch for the 2019 season. Bellando was signed to the Launch last season after making the team through a tryout. Bellando started his college career at Stony Brook before transferring to DII LIU Post.

Beville was drafted in the 6th round (52nd overall) in the 2018 MLL draft by the Launch. Beville played at Jacksonville in college where he was a standout midfielder. Beville has yet to see any time in the MLL.

Conor Whipple was drafted in 9th round by the Florida Launch in the 2017 MLL draft. The Florida native played at Tampa and has yet to see any game action in the MLL.

Veteran faceoff specialist Casey Dowd has landed in Florida after bouncing around from Rochester, Boston, Ohio, and back to Boston since he came into the league in 2016. Dowd was acquired by the Launch last season and he suited up for one game where he went 8-30 at the faceoff dot.


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