By Jillian Fay | 1/10/13 4:15 PM
The 2013 Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft take places this Friday, Jan. 11, at 8:30pm ET in the Philadelphia Marriott Liberty Ballroom, as part of the 2013 US Lacrosse National Convention. The Charlotte Hounds will have nine picks in total during the draft, including two first-round picks and a total of three picks in the top 25. The Hounds hold the third and eighth overall picks, as well as the 24th overall.
The Draft will consist of eight rounds. The complete order for the first round is as follows:
4. Chesapeake (from Charlotte from Rochester)
5. New York
8. Charlotte (from Chesapeake)
Projected top picks include: attackmen Peter Baum (Colgate), Marcus Holman (North Carolina), Will Manny (UMass), Mike Sawyer (Loyola) and Logan Schuss (Ohio State); long-stick midfielders Jesse Bernhardt (Maryland) and Scott Ratliff (Loyola); midfielders Chris LaPierre (Virginia), Josh Hawkins (Loyola) and Adrian Sorichetti (Hofstra); defensemen Casey Carroll (Duke), Tucker Durkin (Johns Hopkins) and Brian Megill (Syracuse).
The Draft will be streamed live via MLL’s YouTube Channel with CBS Sports Network MLL analyst and “Inside The MLL” host Evan Washburn and ESPN lacrosse analyst Quint Kessenich calling the action and breaking down the selections.
The Draft also will be available live via MLL Radio with LaxDirt’s Tim Thomas and LacrosseTalk’s Dan Matthew on the call and additional analysis from LaxDirt’s Tom Bovee.
MLL fans will have the additional opportunity to follow the Draft through multiple league and team social media platforms, including Twitter (@MLL_Lacrosse, @CharlotteMLL), Facebook (/MajorLeagueLacrosse, /CharlotteHounds) and Instagram (@majorleaguelax, @charlottemll).
Hounds Fans: Be sure to let us know in the comment box who you think we should take with our first two picks!