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2019 NLL Entry Draft: Complete results, NCAA breakdowns

56 of the 87 selections played American college lacrosse, including the first 6 picks.

53 of this year’s NLL draft picks played at least one season of NCAA college lacrosse, including top overall pick Tyson Gibson and Tewaaraton Award winner Pat Spencer. Altogether, 56 players played at least one season of American college lacrosse, including at the NJCAA levels. That’s up from 50 a year ago.

The first six picks of the NLL Draft played American college lacrosse last season, including Gibson, Ryland Rees, and Clarke Petterson. Zach Goodrich of Towson was the first American selected with the 17th and final pick of the first round.

Check out the full results below:

2019 NLL Entry Draft Results

Round Pick Team Player Box Position NCAA/NJCAA School (if applicable)
Round Pick Team Player Box Position NCAA/NJCAA School (if applicable)
1 1 New York Riptide Tyson Gibson Forward Robert Morris
1 2 Rochester Knighthawks Ryland Rees Transition Stony Brook
1 3 New England Black Wolves Andrew Kew Forward Tampa (D2)
1 4 Saskatchewan Rush Holden Garlent Transition Canisius
1 5 Halifax Thunderbirds Clarke Petterson Forward Cornell
1 6 Colorado Mammoth Warren Jeffrey Defense Vermont
1 7 Calgary Roughnecks Liam LeClair Defense XXX
1 8 Calgary Roughnecks Haiden Dickson Forward XXX
1 9 Saskatchewan Rush Justin Robinson Transition Robert Morris
1 10 New York Riptide Tyson Bomberry Defense Syracuse
1 11 Georgia Swarm Kason Tarbell Defense Cornell
1 12 Buffalo Bandits Brent Noseworthy Defense Michigan
1 13 Georgia Swarm Ryan MacSpadyen Transition Mercy (D2)
1 14 Halifax Thunderbirds Trevor Smyth Defense RIT (D3)
1 15 Toronto Rock Aaron Forster Transition NJIT
1 16 Saskatchewan Rush Tanner Thomson Forward Marquette
1 17 New England Black Wolves Zach Goodrich Transition Towson
2 18 Rochester Knighthawks Cory Highfield Forward/Transition UMass Lowell
2 19 New York Riptide Jake Fox Forward Johns Hopkins
2 20 Philadelphia Wings Alex Pace Forward/Transition XXX
2 21 Philadelphia Wings Matt Marinier Defense XXX
2 22 Calgary Roughnecks Marshal King Forward Drexel
2 23 Colorado Mammoth Will Malcolm Forward XXX
2 24 New York Riptide Connor Farrell Transition LIU
2 25 San Diego Seals Matthew Sykes Defense XXX
2 26 Colorado Mammoth Brett Craig Defense Seton Hill (D2)
2 27 Toronto Rock Zach Manns Forward Drexel
2 28 San Diego Seals Devyn Mayea Defense XXX
2 29 Buffalo Bandits Nathaniel Kozevnikov Forward Robert Morris
2 30 Halifax Thunderbirds Clay Scanlan Forward XXX
2 31 Colorado Mammoth Jake McNabb Forward Onondaga CC (NJCAA)
2 32 Rochester Knighthawks Dustyn Pratt Transition XXX
2 33 New York Riptide Gale Thorpe Forward Ohio State
3 34 New York Riptide John Wagner Forward Marquette
3 35 Rochester Knighthawks Thomas Whitty Defense XXX
3 36 Philadelphia Wings Pat Spencer Forward Loyola
3 37 Rochester Knighthawks Matt Van Galen Forward Detroit Mercy
3 38 Halifax Thunderbirds Nonkon Thompson Defense XXX
3 39 Colorado Mammoth Dylan Kinnear Transition Towson
3 40 Calgary Roughnecks Nick Scott Defense XXX
3 41 San Diego Seals Kyle Dawson Forward XXX
3 42 Saskatchewan Rush Cameron DunKerley Goalie XXX
3 43 Toronto Rock Jamie Dilks Defense XXX
3 44 Georgia Swarm TJ Comizio Transition/Defense Villanova
3 45 Buffalo Bandits Ryder Garnsey Forward Notre Dame
3 46 Calgary Roughnecks Landon Kells Goalie XXX
3 47 New York Riptide Travis Longboat Forward Onondaga CC (NJCAA)
3 48 Rochester Knighthawks Sean Darroch Defense Lindenwood (D2)
4 49 Rochester Knighthawks Tyler Biles Defense XXX
4 50 New York Riptide Jack Rowlett Defense North Carolina
4 51 Philadelphia Wings Kyle Marr Forward Johns Hopkins
4 52 Vancouver Warriors Derek Lloyd Transition Stony Brook
4 53 Philadelphia Wings Dave Smith Transition/Defense Virginia
4 54 New England Black Wolves Braiden Davis Transition Vermont
4 55 Buffalo Bandits Taylor Kauffeldt Defense XXX
4 56 San Diego Seals Oliver Bolisteri Forward XXX
4 57 Toronto Rock Troy Holowchuk Goalie XXX
4 58 Georgia Swarm Gunnar Schimoler Defense UMBC
4 59 Buffalo Bandits Tyler Halls Transition XXX
4 60 New England Black Wolves Bailey Brown Goalie XXX
4 61 Rochester Knighthawks Bradley Voigt Forward Syracuse
4 62 New York Riptide Matt Borges Defense Ohio State
5 63 New York Riptide Daylen Hill Defense XXX
5 64 Rochester Knighthawks Carter Badour Forward Saint Rose (D2)
5 65 Philadelphia Wings Jordan Krug Forward Cabrini (D3)
5 66 Vancouver Warriors Keegan Bell Forward Tusculum (D2)
5 67 Halifax Thunderbirds Matt Dziama Transition Virginia
5 68 Colorado Mammoth Dan Bucaro Forward Georgetown
5 69 New England Black Wolves Tristan Rai Forward Lehigh
5 70 San Diego Seals Ryan Jones Forward XXX
5 71 Saskatchewan Rush Luke Keenan Forward Princeton
5 72 Toronto Rock Ryan Conrad Transition Virginia
5 73 Georgia Swarm Jordan Gillis Transition XXX
5 74 Georgia Swarm Mikey Herring Forward Virginia
5 75 Calgary Roughnecks Cordell Hastings Forward XXX
6 76 Rochester Knighthawks Alec Simons Forward XXX
6 77 New York Riptide Brad McKinney Transition Syracuse
6 78 Philadelphia Wings Austin Fusco Defense Syracuse
6 79 Vancouver Warriors Gord Phillips Defense Monmouth
6 80 Halifax Thunderbirds Brad Fannell Defense XXX
6 81 Colorado Mammoth Liam Osborne Forward Belmont Abbey (D2)
6 82 New England Black Wolves Travis Brown Forward XXX
6 83 San Diego Seals Russ Oakes Forward Onondaga CC (NJCAA)
6 84 Saskatchewan Rush Jordan Getz Forward Wheeling (D2)
6 85 Toronto Rock Jordan Caskenette Forward XXX
6 86 Georgia Swarm VOID
6 87 Buffalo Bandits Joel Watson Goalie XXX
6 88 Calgary Roughnecks Travis Getz Forward Wheeling (D2)

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

NCAA Players Selected By Round

  • 1st Round: 15
  • 2nd Round: 8
  • 3rd Round: 7
  • 4th Round: 8
  • 5th Round: 9
  • 6th Round: 6

At least half of the draft picks in every round consisted of players who played at the NCAA level at one point during their career. Out of the 17 overall picks in the first round, 15 of them consisted of NCAA players.

NCAA Players Selected By College Team

33 NCAA schools were represented in last year’s NLL Entry Draft, up from 24 in the 2017 NLL Entry Draft. Rutgers had three players drafted. This year, 36 NCAA schools were represented, with Syracuse and Virginia having four draft picks each.

NCAA Division I Players Selected By Conference

  • ACC: 10 (+5 from 2018)
  • America East: 6 (-1 from 2018)
  • NEC: 5 (+2 from 2018)
  • Big Ten: 5 (-1 from 2018)
  • CAA: 4 (+3 from 2018)
  • Ivy League: 3 (+2 from 2018)
  • MAAC: 3 (+1 from 2018)
  • Patriot League: 2 (No change from 2018)
  • Big East: 2 (-3 from 2018)
  • SoCon: 0 (-3 from 2018)

Thanks to a pair of teams with four selections each, the ACC ruled Division I conferences with 10 picks.

NCAA Players Selected By NLL Team

  • New York: 9 (Expansion franchise)
  • Rochester: 6 (Expansion franchise)
  • Colorado: 5 (+3 from 2018)
  • Saskatchewan: 5 (+3 from 2018)
  • Georgia: 5 (-1 from 2018)
  • Philadelphia: 5 (-2 from 2018)
  • New England: 4 (+1 from 2018)
  • Toronto: 3 (+2 from 2018)
  • Buffalo: 3 (+1 from 2018)
  • Halifax: 3 (No change from 2018, formerly Rochester)
  • Vancouver: 3 (-1 from 2018)
  • Calgary: 2 (-5 from 2018)
  • San Diego: 0 (-10 from 2018)

For the second straight season, the two expansion teams led the way with players that had NCAA experience. New York and Rochester combined for 15 draft picks, two less than Philadelphia and San Diego’s combined total from a year ago. The Seals selected zero players with NCAA experience but did select Russ Oakes, who spent some time at Onondaga Community College.

2019 NCAA Division I USILA All-Americans Selected

  • Honorable Mention: 4 (+1 from 2018)
  • First Team: 3 (-3 from 2018)
  • Third Team: 2 (+2 from 2018)
  • Second Team: 1 (-3 from 2018)

The NLL season begins November 29.