June 7, 2010
2010 MLL Draft Picks
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Two University of Notre Dame men's lacrosse players on Sunday evening were selected during the 2010 Major League Lacrosse (MLL) Collegiate Draft at Yale University. Goalie Scott Rodgers was taken by the Toronto Nationals with the first pick in the second round (seventh overall selection), while Grant Krebs, a midfielder, went in the eighth round (45th overall pick) to the Boston Cannons.
Rodgers (Wantagh, N.Y./MacArthur) recently was named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2010 NCAA Championship as he helped Notre Dame reach the title game of the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history. The fifth-year senior made 53 saves (13.25 per game) and surrendered just 23 goals (5.75 per game) during the four games of the tournament.
Rodgers concluded the 2010 campaign ranked first nationally in save percentage (.605) and third in goals-against average (7.56). The two-time All-America honoree finished his stellar Notre Dame career with a 24-6 record to go along with a 6.77 goals-against average and a .642 save percentage.
Krebs (Annapolis, Md./St. Mary's) tallied 24 goals during the 2010 campaign. That marked the third straight season that Krebs had scored at least 20 goals. He finished his Notre Dame career with 105 points on 82 goals and 23 assists. Krebs, an All-America selection during his junior and senior seasons, played in 62 career games, including 50 starts, with the Fighting Irish.
Duke's Ned Crotty went first overall to the Chicago Machine. The MLL is comprised of six teams and the draft features eight rounds and 48 total picks. The Notre Dame men's lacrosse program has produced 14 MLL draft picks in the past five years.