The 2020 Major League Lacrosse Supplemental Draft took place yesterday, March 3. The results of the draft are listed below.
2020 MLL Supplemental Draft Results
The Rosters For The 2020 MLL Supplemental Draft
- While more than 80 percent of draftees came from NCAA Division I schools, there was solid representation from Division II and Division III schools.
- The two schools with the most alumni picked up in the Supplemental Draft were Maryland and UPenn (four each).
- While New York represented the main location in origin of players, more than 20 states were represented in the Supplemental Draft, including Kentucky, Oklahoma, Wisconsin and Utah.
- The Lizards and Barrage opted to focus first on local players, as they pulled the most picks from their home states. That’s not a big surprise for New York or Philadelphia as those are two of the biggest lacrosse talent pools, and it makes sense to include local players in the local professional lacrosse market. New York’s Supplemental Draft roster is comprised completely of players from New York. The Outlaws only drafted three players actually from Colorado, but were considered to have been a team to have drafted the majority its players locally based on the fact that the 8-out-of-13 players drafted were from states or provinces (Canada) on the West Coast.
- Teams sought defensive talent first, as 5-of-the-6 teams started their drafts with defensive-minded players
- Callum Crawford (Chrome LC – Bayhawks): Crawford is listed on the Bayhawks Expansion Draft roster, while the NLL-star also was listed on the PLL’s Chrome LC roster last March. While this doesn’t necessarily mean that Crawford will be suiting up in the MLL next season, as the league has protected multiple players who are rumored to be moving to the PLL, it’s at least an interesting observation. Not every player announced by the PLL was automatically on a playing contract, as some players were still signing as of midseason last year, even if they didn’t play any games. An example of this is Tyson Bell, who signed with Chaos LC and was one of the initial players announced as joining the league but never actually saw any game time. For some thoughts on last year’s inaugural PLL season, click here. For some thoughts on last year’s MLL season and how it dealt with the new pro field lacrosse league in the PLL, click here.
Editor’s Note: Information in this article was based on a release by Major League Lacrosse.