Last Minute Trade with New York Gives Chesapeake First Round Pick
ANNAPOLIS, MD. –The Chesapeake Bayhawks of Major League Lacrosse (MLL) further strengthened their squad with midfielder
Cameron Holding (Grand Valley State ’11) as their first pick, 2
nd overall, in the 2014 MLL Supplemental Draft. Chesapeake received the first round pick (and the 28
th overall pick) in a trade immediately prior to the draft from New York in exchange for midfielder
Kevin Cooper and face-off specialist
Holding, a Michigan native, has been a stand out in the National Lacrosse League (NLL) for the past two years. In his career with the Colorado Mammoth the midfielder has posted 6 goals and 13 assists for 19. In his senior year at Grand Valley State, Holding was awarded the CCLA Offensive Player of the year and the Offensive MVP of the CCLA Tournament. He was also named to both the CCLA 1
st Team All-Conference and MCLA 1
st Team All-America. Currently playing for the Mammoth, Holding is trying out for the Canadian National Team for the 2014 World Lacrosse Championship.
With the 16
th overall pick, the Bayhawks selected league veteran short stick defensive midfielder
JJ Morrissey (UVA ‘06). Most recently Morrissey played for Boston (2011), but did not play in 2012 or 2013. Throughout his career, the Massachusetts native has tallied 121 ground balls and 21 points with 11 goals and 10 assists.
The Bayhawks used their next two picks to add goalies back to their protected roster.
Tyler Fiorito (Princeton ’12) and
T.C. DiBartolo (Mt. St. Mary’s ‘11) were selected 24
th and 28
th respectively. Both goalies were on the Chesapeake roster for the consecutive 2012 and 2013 MLL Championship titles.
With the 32
nd and 34
th picks, the Bayhawks drafted defensemen
Kyle Rubisch (Dowling ’10) and
Andrew Sellers (Salisbury ’12). Rubisch collected 31 ground balls during his 14 games played with the Hamilton Nationals and Sellers was previously on the Bayhawks roster and tallied 3 ground balls in one game last season for Rochester.
Three attackmen were added to the roster with
Jack Forster (Penn State ‘13) at the 40
Jordan McBride (Stony Brook ‘11) at the 88
th pick, and
Jimmy Dailey (Stevenson ‘11) at the 96
th pick. McBride played for Denver in 2012 and recorded 38 points on 29 goals and 9 assists. Daily was previously on the Chesapeake roster in 2012 and 2013.
The team got stronger defensively with the 48
nd, and 56
th picks with
Jon Hayes (Western New England ’08),
Sam Ford (Brown ’13), and
Anthony Santomo (UPenn ’13) respectively. Hayes previously played for Boston and tallied 5 points on 4 goals and 1 assist.
Finally Chesapeake enhanced the midfield with
Will Harrington (Towson ’10) at the 64
Justin Smith (Salisbury ’05) with the 72
nd pick, and
Jovan Miller (Syracuse ’11) with the 80
“Although we weren’t able to get everyone back, we were pleasantly surprised to bring Tyler Fiorito, Andrew Sellers, Justin Smith, and Jimmy Daily back to our roster,” head coach
Dave Cottle stated. “There were a lot of impact players in this Supplemental Draft which is unusual. We are excited to see how training camp turns out.”
Chesapeake will head to training camp in the spring to finalize the roster after the 2014 MLL Collegiate Draft in January. Training camp is sure to be a tough one with the magnitude of talent on the squad.
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