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Kevin Crowley Chosen First Overall in MLL Draft

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Kevin Crowley
Kevin Crowley

McBride, Compitello, and Rand Also Chosen

Senior Kevin Crowley was the first overall pick of the 2011 Major League Lacrosse collegiate draft on January 21, going to the Hamilton Nationals. Seniors Jordan McBride, Tom Compitello, and Adam Rand also were drafted, going to Rochester, Boston, and Hamilton, respectively.

Crowley, a pre-season first-team All-American and Pre-season Player of the Year by Lacrosse magazine, had one of the best seasons by a Stony Brook lacrosse player last season. The 2010 U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association‘s (USILA) Enners Award winner (given to the nation’s top Division I men’s lacrosse player), he recorded 51 goals and 26 assists to earn America East Player of the Year honors. A Tewaaraton Award finalist, his 51 goals are a single-season program record and he is the only player in school history in the top five in goals (101) and assists (75). Crowley is just 26 points shy of the all-time record of 201.

McBride, the 14th overall pick of the draft, had 48 goals as a junior, a career best. An honorable mention All-American after his freshman and sophomore seasons, he became the Seawolves’ all-time leading goal scorer after scoring a pair against Albany in the America East Championship game. McBride is the only player in school history to score at least 40 goals in three straight seasons.

The 28th overall selection to the Cannons, Compitello exploded for 72 points (37 goals, 35 assists) in 2010 after recording 39 points in 21 games going into last season, he tallied at least one point in every game, including a career-best eight against Hartford (6 goals, 2 assists).

Going 31st to the Nationals, Rand has emerged as one of the nation’s premier face-off specialists. He won 62 percent of face-offs taken last year, including 29 against Siena, which is tied for the second-most in NCAA history. He had 13 ground balls against the Saints and Binghamton, as Inside Lacrosse cites him as one of the top face-off men in the sport.

Season tickets for the 2011 season go on sale on Wednesday, January 26. The Seawolves’ home slate includes games against top-ranked Virginia, Delaware, and Albany. For more information visit goseawolves.org or call (631) 632-WOLF.

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