12/9/09 4:03 PM
Washington, DC– The Washington Bayhawks of Major League Lacrosse (MLL) announced today that they have acquired All-Star defenseman Joe Cinosky from the Toronto Nationals according to Bayhawks General Manager Scott Hiller. In exchange, Toronto receives the second overall pick in the 2010 Supplemental Draft from Washington.
Cinosky was selected with the ninth overall pick in the 2008 Collegiate Draft by the New Jersey Pride and played in 11 games that season. During the 2009 season, Cinosky played in all 12 games for the MLL Champion Toronto Nationals, scooping up 26 ground balls. He also made his first MLL All-Star game participating on the Young Guns Team and was most recently named to the 2010 US Men’s National Lacrosse Team.
“With the addition of Mike Evans last year, and Joe this year, we have a great young defensive group,” said Hiller in a statement. “We are excited about Joe joining the Bayhawks and contributing to the overall success of the team.”
Cinosky came to the MLL after an outstanding collegiate career at the University of Maryland, where he was a 4 year starter, team captain and was named an All-American in 2008.
Toronto Coach Dave Huntley added, “Joe was a great player for us on our 2009 Championship Team, and we are sure he will continue that next year with the Bayhawks. We wish him well.”
The 2010 Major League Lacrosse Supplemental Draft will take place on Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 2:00 pm. The 2010 Major League Lacrosse season begins on Friday, May 18th. Season highlights include the 2010 MLL All-Star Game in Boston, MA on July 8, 2010 and the New Balance MLL Championship Weekend will be at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, MD on August 21st and 22nd.
Bayhawks 2010 Season Tickets are on sale now through the Bayhawks Ticket Office. For a limited time, fans will receive a Bayhawks autographed MLL lacrosse ball when they reserve two or more seats for next summer’s games. To reserve your tickets, contact the Bayhawks at 866-99-HAWKS (42957) or by going to the Bayhawks website at www.washingtonbayhawks.com.