Five ACC Players Selected in the First Round of the MLL Draft

Jan. 14, 2012

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Virginia’s Steele Stanwick, the 2011 Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year and Tewaaraton Trophy winner, was taken with the second overall pick by the Ohio Machine in the 2012 Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft in Philadelphia, Pa., on Friday. In total, 17 ACC players were selected in the eight-round, 64-pick draft, the most of any conference in the nation.

Four more ACC players were taken in the first round after Stanwick. Duke’s Mike Stanley, drafted by the Rochester Rattlers with the third pick, was joined by teammates C.J. Costabile (Chesapeake, 5th pick) and Robert Rotanz (Ohio, 8th pick). Virginia midfielder Colin Briggs was grabbed by the Denver Outlaws with the sixth pick.

North Carolina and Virginia led all schools in the country with five players drafted apiece. The Duke Blue Devils had four players chosen, all within the first nine picks, and three Maryland Terrapins also heard their name called.

Rd. Pick MLL Team Player College
1 2 Ohio Steele Stanwick Virginia
1 3 Rochester Mike Manley Duke
1 5 Chesapeake C.J. Costabile Duke
1 6 Denver Colin Briggs Virginia
1 8 Ohio Robert Rotanz Duke
2 9 Charlotte Justin Turri Duke
2 12 Hamilton Jake Bernhardt Maryland
3 17 Rochester Joe Cummings Maryland
3 22 Chesapeake Jimmy Dunster North Carolina
3 23 Hamilton Jack McBride North Carolina
4 29 Charlotte Chris Bocklet Virginia
4 31 Hamilton Matt Lovejoy Virginia
4 32 Boston Mark Staines North Carolina
5 40 Boston Chris Clements Virginia
6 45 Chesapeake Drew Snider Maryland
7 51 Rochester Charlie McComas North Carolina
8 59 Rochester Tommy Wood North Carolina