BALTIMORE, Nov. 26, 2012 — US Lacrosse and Major League Lacrosse today announced that the 2013 Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft will take place Friday, Jan. 11, in Philadelphia as part of the 2013 US Lacrosse National Convention, presented by Champion.
The draft begins at 8:30 p.m. in the Liberty Ballroom of the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. The draft is open to the public, and admission is free.
“We’re delighted Major League Lacrosse will be returning its draft to our national convention,” said Beth Porreca, director of special events at US Lacrosse. “The draft had a very festive atmosphere at the convention last year, and should again be a popular destination following Dick Vermeil’s keynote address at 7 p.m. We always appreciate the opportunity to work with Major League Lacrosse on win-win initiatives such as this.”
“We’d like to thank US Lacrosse for working to include our collegiate draft into an impressive lineup of activities at the US Lacrosse National Convention,” said David Gross, commissioner of Major League Lacrosse. “I was thrilled with the atmosphere at our draft last year, and it’s a great evening for lacrosse fans of all ages as we find out who may be our League’s next stars. The 2013 draft should be quite strong.”
The MLL Collegiate Draft will consist of eight rounds. The order for the first round of the draft is:
4. Charlotte (from Rochester)
5. Long Island
For more on the draft, visit majorleaguelacrosse.com/draft-center. Follow @MLL_Draft on Twitter (hashtags #laxcon and #MLL).
The US Lacrosse National Convention, presented by Champion, is the largest professional development event in the lacrosse world. Lacrosse coaches, officials and administrators can save 30 percent by purchasing their convention tickets online prior to Dec. 28. For info on tickets, discounted hotels and speaker schedules, visit uslacrosse.org/2013convention. Follow @uslaxconvention on Twitter (#laxcon and #MLL).
Note to Media: To request credentials for the US Lacrosse National Convention, send an email with “Convention Credential Request” in the subject line before Dec. 14. Convention media credentials will be accepted as media credentials at the MLL Collegiate Draft.
About US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse, a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation, is the national governing body of men’s and women’s lacrosse and the home of the nation’s fastest-growing sport. US Lacrosse has more than 400,000 members in 64 regional chapters across the country. Through responsive and effective leadership, US Lacrosse provides programs and services to inspire participation while protecting the integrity of the sport. Bookmark, like and follow US Lacrosse at uslacrosse.org, fb.com/uslacrosse and @uslacrosse, respectively.
About Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, was founded by Jake Steinfeld and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. Major League Lacrosse commenced play in June of 2001 and will enter its thirteenth season in 2013. MLL has continued to lead the sport of lacrosse into the mainstream of competitive team sports. The league is made up of eight teams: Boston Cannons, Charlotte Hounds, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Denver Outlaws, Hamilton Nationals, Long Island Lizards, Ohio Machine and Rochester Rattlers.