The 2015 Major League Lacrosse Draft took place in Baltimore, Md. on Friday, Jan. 23 at the US Lacrosse National Convention and LaxRecords.com is looking at the players’ personal performances during their high school and college careers.
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No. 31 Charlotte: TYLER GERMAN, Sr., Midfield
Virginia/Queen Anne’s (Stevensville, Md.), 2008 – 2011
College: German played in 16 games last season for the Cavaliers, starting in one. He led the second midfield line with 12 goals and five assists.
High School: German had 42 goals and 53 assists as a senior and earned Bayside Player of the Year honors. The midfielder was named to the Under Armour All-American team after his senior year and was rated as the No. 36 recruit in the nation by Inside Lacrosse.
High School: Played for head coach Kevin Giblin while at Georgetown Prep. Helped the Hoyas to an 18-3 record during his senior season.
No. 33 Chesapeake: ALEX LOVE, Sr., Attack
Hobart/Geneva (N.Y..)/Salisbury School (Salisbury, Conn.), 2007 – 2011
College: In 43 career games, Love has 129 points on 107 goals and 22 assists. He appeared in just nine games as a junior last season after suffering an injury.
High School: Love tallied 96 points as a sophomore and led Section V with 126 as a junior while at Geneva. He led the Panthers to back-to-back Section V Championships.
No. 34 Boston: BRIAN FISCHER, Sr., Defense
Harvard/Garden City (N.Y.), 2008 – 2011
College: Fischer has been named to Inside Lacrosse Preseason All-America second team entering his senior year. He was named to the All-NEILA first team and Ivy League All-Tournament Team after his junior season.
High School: Fischer was only the second lacrosse player in Garden City history to receive Nassau County All-American selection honors as a sophomore. He was named Nassau County All-American three times in lacrosse and was rated the No. 5 defenseman and No. 34 overall player in the class of 2011 by ESPNHS.
No. 35 Ohio: MATT MCMAHON, Sr., Defense
Pennsylvania/Glen Ridge (N.J.), 2008 – 2011
College: The defenseman was Honorable Mention All-Ivy League last season and was second on the team with 20 caused turnovers.
High School: McMahon helped Glenn Ridge team to Group 1 state and county titles in 2011 (15-4 record) as well conference championships in 2009 (16-4) and 2010 (13-6). He earned US Lacrosse All-America and All-State honors as a senior.
No. 36 Boston: JOE NARDELLA, Sr., FOGO
Rutgers/Cazenovia (N.Y.), 2008 – 2011
College: Nardella was an Inside Lacrosse Midseason First Team All-American and was recognized as a Preseason Inside Lacrosse Face-Off Yearbook DI All-American during his junior year. He earned Second Team All-BIG EAST honors for the second straight season and posted an impressive .632 (206-of-326) face-off win percentage.
High School: Nardella was a key player in Cazenovia’s New York Class C State Championship in 2011. He was the team captain and earned First Team All-CNY honors.
No. 37 Rochester: SEAN YOUNG, Sr., Defense
Syracuse/Hill Academy (Canada), 2008 – 2011
College: Young spent his freshman year at Towson before joining the Orange in the fall of 2012. He was named to the 2015 Inside Lacrosse Preseason All-America Third Team entering his senior season. In two years at Syracuse, Young has 26 ground balls, including 15 last season.
High School: Young was Hill Academy’s Defensive Player of the Year after his senior season.
No. 38 Denver: DAN TAYLOR, Sr., Attack
Lehigh/Central Memorial (Canada), 2008 – 2011
College: In three seasons, Taylor has 143 points on 87 goals and 56 assists. He had a breakout junior season, leading the team and the Patriot League with 76 points behind 47 goals and 29 assists.
High School: Taylor was a member of the Canadian Field Lacrosse Nationals All-Star Team and a two-time Under-16 Team Alberta Captain. He was the Junior A Mountaineers’ leading scorer two years running, posting 31 goals and 39 assists in 19 games (to finish second in the league in scoring) and followed that up with 24 goals and 31 assists in 17 games.
No. 39 Charlotte: RYAN BELKA, Sr., Midfield
Drexel/DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.), 2008 – 2011
College: Belka had 41 goals, 25 assists and 66 points in his first two seasons. He earned First Team All-CAA honors after finishing seventh in the league in points per game in 2013.
High School: Belka places among Maryland’s all-time leading scorers with 100 goals in his high school career. He also had 61 assists and was named Second Team All-WCAC on two occasions.
No. 40 New York: CONRAD OBERBECK, Sr., Attack
Yale/Brunswick School (Conn.), 2008 – 2011
College: The senior earned First-team All-Ivy and First-Team All-New England honors after his junior year. He led Yale with 38 goals and 50 points last season. He was second on the team with 46 goals and 44 points as a sophomore.
High School: Oberbeck is among the all-time goal scorers in Connecticut history. He finished his high school career with 165 career goals. He has the school record for most goals in a season with 56 in 2010.
No. 41 Chesapeake: TIM EDWARDS, Sr., Midfield
Canisius/Jamesville-DeWitt (DeWitt, N.Y.), 2008 – 2011
College: In 42 games (28 starts), Edwards has 115 points on 67 assists and 48 goals. He was the 2012 MAAC Rookie of the Year and was named to the MAAC All-Tournament team last season.
High School: Edwards won 78 percent of his face-offs while at JD and had 66 career points (33 goals, 33 assists). He was the Central New York Co-Player of the Year in 2011.
No. 42 Ohio: BRIAN KORMONDY, Sr., Midfield
Delaware/Mullen (Highlands Ranch, Colo.), 2008 – 2011
College: Kormondy is Delaware’s No. 3 leading active scorer with 24 points on 16 goals and eight assists. He has also recorded 57 shots and 32 ground balls.
High School: Kormondy helped Mullen to the state finals in his junior season. He was also a member of the hockey team for three years.
No. 43 Chesapeake: CONOR DOYLE, Sr., Attack
Notre Dame/Gilman (Baltimore, Md.), 2008 – 2011
College: Doyle entered Notre Dame and made an immediate impact; scoring 20 points on 13 goals and seven assists. He upped those totals as a sophomore with 20 goals and 10 assists.
High School: Doyle had 32 goals and 33 assists during his senior year and earned 2011 Under Armour All-American honors. He earned First Team All-State honors during his senior season after getting named to the Second Team as a junior.
No. 44 Rochester: MIKE MACDONALD, Sr., Attack
Princeton/Trinity-Pawling (Pawling, N.Y.), 2008 – 2011
College: MacDonald has 130 career points (84G, 46A), good for 19th-best at Princeton. He ranks 18th all-time at Princeton with 84 career goals; needs two to tie Jeff Froccaro for 17th and 16 to become the 10th player in program history to reach 100.
High School: MacDonald was named All-New England senior year and All-Western New England junior year in junior year.
No. 45 Denver: MICHAEL RICHARDS, Sr., Midfield
Penn State/Skaneateles (N.Y.), 2008 – 2011
College: Richards earned a spot on the 2012 CAA All-Rookie team after appearing in all 15 games for the Nittany Lions. He earned Academic All-Big Ten honors last year.
High School: Richards earned a spot on the ESPNHS Honorable Mention All-American team as a senior in addition to earning first-team all-league honors. As a junior, he helped the Lakers to a sectional championship.
No. 46 New York: MIKE MALAVE, Sr., Midfield
Hofstra/Shoreham-Wading River (Shoreham, N.Y.), 2008 – 2011
College: The senior has amassed 58 points on 46 goals and 12 assists through his first three seasons. He has started more games in each of those years. He ranked fifth on the team in goals with 11 and sixth in points with 14 as a sophomore.
High School: Malave earned All-Suffolk County honors as a senior after scoring 27 goals and adding 17 assists. For his high school career, he totaled 58 goals and 38 assists. He was a two-time all-division selection and earned All-Suffolk County honors as a junior and senior.
No. 47 Florida: PAT FARRELL, Sr., Defense
High Point/St. Joseph’s Prep (Philadelphia, Pa.), 2008 – 2011
College: Scooped up 16 ground balls last season and caused 16 turnovers while starting all 16 games for the Panthers last season.
High School: The defender earned All-State honors as a senior and helped St. Joseph’s to the Philadelphia Catholic League Championship.
No. 48 Denver: DAVID DICKSON, Sr., Midfield
Bucknell/Greenwich (Conn.), 2008 – 2011
College: The newest member of the Denver Outlaws ranks 4th on Bucknell’s career assists chart and 9th in points. In 47 Games he has 139 points on 102 assists and 37 Goals. He is a 2015 Inside Lacrosse Face-Off Yearbook Preseason Honorable Mention All-American.
High School: Dickson scored 70 points as a senior and 52 as a sophomore while at Greenwich. The midfielder earned US Lacrosse High School All-American honors in 2011 and was a two-time first team all-state and first team All-FCIAC selection.
No. 49 Ohio: AUSTIN GEISLER, Sr., Goalie
High Point/St. Anne’s-Belfield (Charlottesville, Va.), 2007 – 2010
College: Geisler spent two years at Virginia (he redshirted one season) before transferring to High Point. His first year at High Point, Geisler started all 14 games and averaged 12 saves per game. As a junior last season, he totaled 218 saves with a .592 save percentage.
High School: Geisler saved 70 percent of the shots taken on him as a junior, stopping attempts at a rate of 11.7 saves per game, while picking up 54 ground balls for the back-to-back state champions. He entered the 2010 season as the No. 46 rising senior by Inside Lacrosse and was a 2009 and 2010 first-team All-Prep and first-team All-State honoree.
No. 50 Ohio: JOHN REICHERTER, Sr., Midfield
Hofstra/Wantagh (N.Y.), 2008 – 2011
College: In three seasons, the New York native has 54 ground balls, five goals and one assist. He played in all 14 games as a short-stick defensive midfielder as a sophomore.
High School: Reicherter earned All-Nassau County honors as a senior football, basketball and lacrosse.
No. 51 Rochester: SAM SOMERS, Sr., Goalie
Army/Wilton (Conn.), 2008 – 2011
College: Somers started 10 games for the Black Knights in his junior season and was named an honorable mention All-American by the United State Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association. He also earned All-Patriot League Second Team selection and was second in the nation in save percentage (.622).
High School: Somers did not play varsity lacrosse until his junior year earned All-FCIAC honorable mention honors. He earned First Team All-America, First Team All-Atate and First Team All-FCIAC as a senior.
No. 52 Denver: JOE MCCALLION, Sr., Midfield
Pennsylvania/Haverford School (Haverford, Pa.), 2008 – 2011
College: The senior has played in 41 career games and amassed 25 points on 14 assists and 11 goals. He has 91 ground balls and won 123 of 264 face offs. As a junior, he tied for fourth on the team in assists (nine), sixth in points (17).
High School: McCallion was Captain of Haverford’s national No. 1 team in 2011. He helped the Fords to three straight Inter-Ac and Inter-Ac Tournament titles and was First-team all-state, all-league, All-Delco, All-Main Line and All-EPSLA.
No. 53 Charlotte: JOHN KELLY, Sr., Defense
Johns Hopkins/Bullis (Potomac, Md.), 2008 – 2011
College: Kelly started 15 games last season and scooped up 38 ground balls and caused 12 turnovers, which ranked second on the team in ground balls and caused turnovers.
High School: Kelly was an Under All-America selection as a senior and was a two-time All-IAC selection. He also earned All-Met honors as a senior. In addition to lacrosse, Kelly was a standout linebacker and guard and grabbed All-IAC honors in football.
No. 54 Florida: CASEY IKEDA, Sr., Defense
Maryland/Conestoga (Berwyn, Pa.), 2007 – 2010
College: Ikeda started every game for the Terrapins the last two years and has 45 career ground balls and 28 caused turnovers.
High School: Ikea was part of a Conestoga defense that led the Pioneers to the PIAA state championship in 2010. The defenseman had 51 ground balls, five goals and two assists as a senior and earned a spot on the inaugural All-ESPNHS First Team. He was also a 2010 Under Armour and US Lacrosse High School All-American and was ranked as the No. 5 freshman defender in the nation, according to Inside Lacrosse.
No. 55 Chesapeake: TONY ROSSI, Sr., Midfield
Stevenson/Calvert Hall (Baltimore, Md.), 2007 – 2010
College: Rossi started his college career at CCBC Essex before transferring to Stevenson. He appeared in all 22 of Stevenson’s games and was named Commonwealth Conference Player of the Week twice. He ranked fourth on the team with 58 points.
High School: Rossi earned All-Baltimore County honors as a junior at Calvert Hall in 2009.
No. 56 Boston: T.A. DEMOULAS, Sr., Midfield
Bentley/Middlesex School (Concord, Mass.), 2008 – 2011
College: The new Boston Cannon led Bentley in ground balls with 34, while causing eight turnovers.
High School: Demoulas won two Independent School League championships with Middlesex and was named All-ISL and played in the New England All-Star game as a senior.
No. 57 Ohio: DAVID PLANNING, Sr., Midfield
Ohio State/Gonzaga (Washington, D.C.), 2008 – 2011
College: In 42 career games, Planning has 53 points on 35 goals and 18 assists. He has 31 ground balls and was an All-ECAC Second Team choice in 2014.
High School: Planning finished his high school career with 135 career points, which currently ranks him third all-time in Washington, D.C. He led the Eagles in scoring as both a junior and senior, totaling 59 points on 37 goals and 22 assists and as a senior, along with 40 ground balls. Planning was part of the Gonzaga team that started them on their current streak of Washington Catholic Athletic Conference titles, helping the team to the 2010 and 2011 championship victories. He was a First Team Washington Post All-Met selection as a senior.
No. 58 New York: LUKAS MIKELINICH, Sr., Defense
Lehigh/Half Hollow Hills West (Dix Hills, N.Y.), 2008 – 2011
College: The defender has 58 ground balls and 29 caused turnovers in his Lehigh career. He has started 29 of the 39 games in which he has appeared. He posted a career-high 37 ground balls and 18 caused turnovers as a junior.
High School: Mikelinich was an All-Division honoree as a sophomore and earned All-County as a junior and senior. He was named Team MVP while garnering the Coaches Award as a senior.
No. 59 Rochester: KYLE AQUIN, Sr., Midfield
RIT/St. Jean De Brebeuf (Canada)
College: Aquin played in all 22 games as a sophomore, earning USILA Second Team All-American selection. He was a first team All-Liberty League selection and one of RIT’s four captains.
High School: In addition to playing lacrosse, Aquin played hockey while at St. Jean De Brebeuf Secondary School.
No. 60 Denver: NICK OSSELLO, Sr., Midfield
Notre Dame/Wheat Ridge (Colo.)
College: The final pick in the 2015 draft is a a two-way midfielder who is a major factor in Notre Dame’s face-off unit, according to his college bio. He has played in 28 career games and has totaled five goals and four assists with 66 ground balls. Ossello has gone 115-of-226 (.509) in face-off attempts.
High School: As a junior, Ossello led Wheat Ridge in points with 49 and ground balls with 114. He was a three-time all-conference performer and received all-state accolades as a junior and senior.