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2020 PLL College Draft Preview

After postponing the original date of the The Premier Lacrosse League College Draft due to the coronavirus pandemic, we are now less than one day away. The 2020 draft will be tomorrow, May 13th at 7PM on NBC Sports Network. Due to to the uncertainty surrounding this years draft class, the PLL has reduced the number of rounds from four to two, and all traded picks will revert to the 2021 draft. There will be seven picks in each round with each of the seven teams that make up the league having one selection in each round. This year the Archers Lacrosse Club has the first pick in the draft. There is great pool of talented players on both the offensive and defensive end who are ready to take their game to anther level. As we get ready to hear this years class announced, here is some information about this year’s top 10 prospects.

  1. Grant Ament- Coming out of Penn State the attacker ranks first in the history of the Big Ten in assists with 183.
  2. Bryan Costabile- Last year,  he was the ACC Offensive Player of the Year and set the single season record at Notre Dame for goals by a midfielder with 42.
  3. Michael Kraus- The attacker became just the fourth player in the University of Virginia’s history to reach the 100 goal, 100 assist mark.
  4. Nick Mellen- The defenseman had 55 caused turnovers playing for Syracuse University which ranks fifth all time in the programs history.
  5. Mark Evanchick-Earned First-Team All-Ivy twice as a defenseman at the University of Pennsylvania.
  6. Matt Gaudet- As an attacker at Yale University, he is ranked third all time in goals with 142, and was the 16th overall pick in this years MLL Draft by Philadelphia.
  7. Peyton Smith- Playing for Marist, he is one of the top faceoff specialists in the nation, winning 79 percent of the faceoffs he took this season.
  8. Matt Delcua- As the goalie at the University of Delaware, he is ranked as one CAA’s best goalie’s and is sixth in school history with a 10.08 career goals per game average. He is also a former All-American at Farmingdale High School.
  9. Andrew Pettit- The Lehigh attacker scored 46 goals his junior year which was good enough to lead both the team and the Patriot League.
  10. Miles Silva- In his junior season, he led Army with 39 goals at the attack position, which was good for 15th in the programs history for goals scored in a single season

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