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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.
|3||22||Chesapeake||Jimmy Dunster||North Carolina|
|3||23||Hamilton||Jack McBride||North Carolina|
|4||32||Boston||Mark Staines||North Carolina|
|7||51||Rochester||Charlie McComas||North Carolina|
|8||59||Rochester||Tommy Wood||North Carolina|