Three Cavaliers Selected in Major League Lacrosse Draft

VIRGINIASPORTSDOTCOM The Boston Cannons made goalie Kip Turner the second overall pick in the 2007 MLL draft.
VIRGINIASPORTSDOTCOM
The Boston Cannons made goalie Kip Turner the second overall pick in the 2007 MLL draft.
VIRGINIASPORTSDOTCOM

June 1, 2007

Stony Brook, N.Y. - Two-time All-American goalie Kip Turner was selected by the Boston Cannons with the second overall pick in the 2007 Major League Lacrosse draft Thursday night at Stony Brook University.

Midfielder Drew Thompson was taken in the third round (21st overall selection) by Boston, while defenseman Ricky Smith was chosen five picks later by the Washington Bayhawks.

Turner finished with a .552 save percentage this season while allowing fewer than eight goals per game. An All-ACC choice this season, he recorded a career-high 144 saves and finished his career 10th in school history with 412 saves. He earned honorable mention All-American honors this season and led the Cavaliers to the 2006 national championship.

"We're thrilled to have Kip part of our team," Boston head coach Bill Daye told Bostoncannons.com. "He is an outstanding goalie, he's a leader and someone we expect to have involved with our organization for a long time to come."

Thompson was named second-team All-American this spring for the second year in a row. One of the top all-around middies in the country, he scored 11 goals and added nine assists this season, while winning more than 56 percent of his faceoffs. He was one of only seven midfielders this season to score at least 40 goals and add 40 assists in a career.

Turner and Thompson will be reunited with several former Cavaliers including one-time teammates John Christmas and Matt Poskay, and David Jenkins, who won a national title at UVa in 1999.

Smith joins 2006 teammates Kyle Dixon and Matt Ward with the Bayhawks, as well as Ryan Curtis and Conor Gill, key members of UVa's 1999 title squad. Smith earned third-team accolades for the second year in a row in 2007. Typically assigned to the opposition's top attackman, he helped spearhead a defense that allowed an average of eight goals per game. A deft stickhandler, he led the nation with 38 caused turnovers and was seventh nationally among close defensemen with 54 ground balls.

Complete draft results are below.

Round 1
1) Chicago - Pat Heim (M) Penn State
2) Boston (from Washington) - Kip Turner (G) Virginia
3) Rochester - Alex Smith (FO/M) Delaware
4) Denver (from Long Island) - Drew Westervelt (A) UMBC
5) Chicago (from New Jersey from Philadelphia from New Jersey) - Bill Looney (M) Navy
6) Los Angeles - Greg Downing (M) Fairfield
7) Rochester (from San Francisco) - Greg Rommel (M) Syracuse
8) Boston - David Mitchell (A) Cornell
9) Boston (from Denver) - Ray Megill (D) Maryland
10) Long Island (from Denver from Philadelphia) - Matt McMonagle (G) Cornell

Round 2
11) Chicago - Jordan Hall (M) Delaware
12) Los Angeles (from Washington) - Mitch Belisle (D) Cornell
13) Rochester - Andrew Spack (M) Loyola
14) Denver (from Long Island) - Zachary Jungers (D) Princeton
15) Chicago (from New Jersey) - Steve Whittenberg (D) Maryland
16) San Francisco (from Los Angeles) - Colin Hulme (D) Colgate
17) Los Angeles (from San Francisco) - Alex Buckley (M) Brown
18) San Francisco (from Boston) - Jake Byrne (A) Johns Hopkins
19) Rochester (from Denver) - Matt Dasinger (M) Salisbury
20) Chicago (from Philadelphia) - Dan Kallaugher (FO/M) Loyola

Round 3
21) Boston (from Washington from Chicago) - Drew Thompson (M) Virginia
22) Washington - Frank Resetarits (A) Albany
23) Rochester - Brian Clayton (M) Cornell
24) Chicago (from Long Island) - Steve Panarelli (D) Syracuse
25) New Jersey (from Chicago from New Jersey) - Chris Colliniates (FO/M) Villanova
26) Washington (from Los Angeles) - Ricky Smith (D) Virginia
27) Philadelphia (from San Francisco) - Peter Trombino (A) Princeton
28) Chicago (from Boston) - Dan Deckelbaum (M) Delaware
29) Denver - Scott Sowanick (M) Princeton
30) Philadelphia - Ian Dingman (A) Navy

Round 4
31) Long Island (from Chicago) - Adam Crystal (D) Drexel
32) Washington - John Henry Flood (FO/M) Harvard
33) Rochester - Joseph Thon (D) Mercyhurst
34) Long Island - Nick Bonacci (A) Dartmouth
35) New Jersey - Ryan Hotaling (A) Nazareth
36) Los Angeles - Julian Watts (M) Hofstra
37) San Francisco - Chris Heier (D) Salisbury
38) Boston - Brett Garber (M) UMass
39) Denver - Jesse Schwartzman (G) Johns Hopkins
40) Philadelphia - Mike Graham (D) Loyola

Round 5
41) Long Island (from Chicago) - Brian Hubschmann (A) Notre Dame
42) Washington - Luis Gonzalez (M) Salisbury
43) Rochester - Chad Amidon (M) Nazareth
44) Washington (from Long Island) - Eric Pittard (A) Cornell
45) Chicago (from New Jersey) - Harry Alford (G) Maryland
46) Los Angeles - Jim Borell (M) Maryland
47) San Francisco - Andrew Recchione (M) UMass
48) Boston - Dan Whipple (D) UMass
49) Denver - Peter Hein (M) Vermont
50) Philadelphia - Mike Fillipone (M) Drexel