clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

2018 NLL Entry Draft: Complete results, NCAA breakdowns

50 of the 74 selections played American college lacrosse, including the first 14 picks.

47 of this year’s NLL draft picks played NCAA college lacrosse last season, including NCAA champions Chris Cloutier and Trevor Baptiste. Altogether, 50 players played at least one season of American college lacrosse, including at the NJCAA and MCLA levels.

The first 14 picks of the NLL Draft played American college lacrosse last season including top overall pick Austin Staats, who spent two seasons at Onondaga Community College.

Check out the full results below:

2018 NLL Entry Draft Results

Round Pick Team Player Box Position NCAA School
Round Pick Team Player Box Position NCAA School
1 1 San Diego Seals Austin Staats Forward Onondaga CC (NJCAA)
1 2 Philadelphia Wings Chris Cloutier Forward North Carolina
1 3 Buffalo Bandits Matt Gilray Transition Bucknell
1 4 Buffalo Bandits Ian MacKay Transition Vermont
1 5 Saskatchewan Rush Connor Robinson Forward High Point
1 6 Calgary Roughnecks Shane Simpson Defense North Carolina
1 7 Georgia Swarm Brendan Bomberry Forward Syracuse
1 8 Georgia Swarm Adam Wiedemann Defense Belmont Abbey (D2)
1 9 Rochester Knighthawks James Barclay Defense Providence
1 10 San Diego Seals Connor Fields Forward Albany
1 11 San Diego Seals Connor Kearnan Forward Canisius
1 12 Calgary Roughnecks Eli Salama Defense RIT (D3)
1 13 Calgary Roughnecks Reece Callies Transition Colorado Mesa (D2)
2 14 Philadelphia Wings Trevor Baptiste Transition Denver
2 15 San Diego Seals Rylan Hartley Goaltender XXX
2 16 Rochester Knighthawks Luke Van Schepen Defense Siena
2 17 San Diego Seals Graydon Bradley Transition XXX
2 18 Georgia Swarm Joel Tinney Defense Johns Hopkins
2 19 Georgia Swarm Steven Orleman Goaltender XXX
2 20 Georgia Swarm LeRoy Halftown Forward NYIT (D2)
2 21 Vancouver Warriors Travis Burton Defense XXX
2 22 Colorado Mammoth Kyle Killen Forward RIT (D3)
2 23 Calgary Roughnecks Adam Dickson Forward High Point
2 24 Toronto Rock Brad Lyons Defense XXX
2 25 Philadelphia Wings James Leary Defense Vermont
2 26 New England Black Wolves Jackson Nishimura Defense/Transition XXX
3 27 San Diego Seals Derek Lloyd Transition Stony Brook
3 28 Philadelphia Wings Justin Guterding Forward Duke
3 29 Vancouver Warriors Nate Wade Defense Tusculum (D2)
3 30 Colorado Mammoth Dennon Armstrong Forward XXX
3 31 New England Black Wolves Ethan Woods Goaltender XXX
3 32 Vancouver Warriors Jean-Luc Chetner Forward Towson
3 33 San Diego Seals Connor Kelly Forward Maryland
3 34 New England Black Wolves Tal Bruno Defense Johns Hopkins
3 35 Colorado Mammoth Julian Garritano Defense Sacred Heart
3 36 Rochester Knighthawks Oran Horn Defense/Transition Mercyhurst (D2)
3 37 Saskatchewan Rush Ryan McLean Defense XXX
3 38 San Diego Seals Jules Heningburg Forward Rutgers
3 39 Philadelphia Wings Kyle Staveley Defense XXX
4 40 Rochester Knighthawks Nick Damude Goaltender XXX
4 41 San Diego Seals Austin Divitcos Forward Rutgers
4 42 Vancouver Warriors Dallas Wade Defense Tusculum (D2)
4 43 Buffalo Bandits Devlin Shanahan Goaltender XXX
4 44 Toronto Rock AJ Kluck Defense Albany
4 45 Calgary Roughnecks Carter Dickson Forward Saint Leo (D2)
4 46 Georgia Swarm Justin Lemcke Defense XXX
4 47 Georgia Swarm John Sexton Transition Notre Dame
4 48 Colorado Mammoth Dylan Laprade Defense XXX
4 49 Rochester Knighthawks Dawson Theede Forward XXX
4 50 San Diego Seals Zach Bryant Defense Robert Morris
4 51 Philadelphia Wings Christian Cuccinello Forward Villanova
4 52 San Diego Seals Zac Christianson Defense Robert Morris
5 53 San Diego Seals Sean Mayle Defense Denver
5 54 Philadelphia Wings Connor Keating Defense Penn
5 55 Vancouver Warriors Braylon Lumb Forward UDC (D2) (2016)
5 56 Calgary Roughnecks Sean Tyrrell Forward UMass Lowell
5 57 Toronto Rock Scott Dominey Defense XXX
5 58 Calgary Roughnecks Tyson Kirkness Defense XXX
5 59 New England Black Wolves Dereck Downs Forward Wheeling Jesuit (D2)
5 60 Georgia Swarm Tanner Poole Transition XXX
5 61 Georgia Swarm Nolan Apers Forward Lehigh
5 62 Rochester Knighthawks Dylan Riley Forward Davenport (MCLA)
5 63 Saskatchewan Rush Dalton Lupul Transition XXX
6 64 Philadelphia Wings Michael Rexrode Defense Rutgers
6 65 San Diego Seals Jake Cook Defense Providence
6 66 Vancouver Warriors Jon Phillips Forward UMass Lowell
6 67 Saskatchewan Rush Tyler Gaulton Defense Limestone (D2)
6 68 Toronto Rock Mitch Gustavsen Defense XXX
6 69 Calgary Roughnecks Chase McIntyre Forward Jacksonville
6 70 New England Black Wolves Matt Lee Transition Wheeling Jesuit (D2)
6 71 Georgia Swarm Sawyer Howell Defense XXX
6 72 Colorado Mammoth Steven Lee Defense XXX
6 73 Rochester Knighthawks Leland Powless Forward XXX
6 74 Saskatchewan Rush Zach Gould Forward XXX

Let’s dig deeper into the draft, specifically the collegiate backgrounds of those selected.

NCAA Players Selected By Round

  • 1st Round: 12
  • 2nd Round: 7
  • 3rd Round: 9
  • 4th Round: 8
  • 5th Round: 5
  • 6th Round: 6

More than half of the draft picks in every round besides the fifth round consisted of players who played at the NCAA level last season. There were 13 picks in the first four rounds before that number decreased to 11 picks for the final two.

NCAA Players Selected By College Team

Last year, 24 NCAA schools were represented in the NLL Entry Draft. Ohio State had four players drafted, three of them in the first round by Rochester. This year, 33 NCAA schools were represented, with Rutgers registering three draft picks.

NCAA Division I Players Selected By Conference

  • America East: 7 (+3 from 2017)
  • Big Ten: 6 (-1 from 2017)
  • ACC: 5 (+3 from 2017)
  • Big East: 5 (+1 from 2017)
  • NEC: 3 (No change from 2017)
  • SoCon: 3 (+2 from 2017)
  • MAAC: 2 (+1 from 2017)
  • Patriot League: 2 (+1 from 2017)
  • CAA: 1 (-1 from 2017)
  • Ivy League: 1 (-3 from 2017)

Thanks to three teams having two players drafted (Albany, UMass Lowell, Vermont), the America East rules this year’s draft class.

NCAA Players Selected By NLL Team

  • San Diego: 10 (Expansion franchise)
  • Calgary: 7 (+4 from 2017)
  • Philadelphia: 7 (Expansion franchise)
  • Georgia: 6 (+1 from 2017)
  • Vancouver: 4 (+3 from 2017)
  • New England: 3 (-4 from 2017)
  • Rochester: 3 (-1 from 2017)
  • Buffalo: 2 (-4 from 2017)
  • Colorado: 2 (-1 from 2017)
  • Saskatchewan: 2 (No change from 2017)
  • Toronto: 1 (-2 from 2017)

I don’t think it’s that big of a surprise to see the two expansion franchises in the top two for the most NCAA players selected. Interesting to see Calgary tied with Philadelphia for second.

2018 NCAA Division I USILA All-Americans Selected

  • First Team: 6 (+3 from 2017)
  • Second Team: 4 (-3 from 2017)
  • Honorable Mention: 3 (-3 from 2017)
  • Third Team: 0 (-1 from 2017)

You can probably thank Philadelphia and San Diego for drafting so many well-known guys from the college game.

The NLL season begins December 1.