Dante Fantoni of Lehigh was one of three Mountain Hawks selected Friday night in the MLL Draft.
Jan. 12, 2013
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - Reigning Tewaaraton trophy and Enners award winner Peter Baum of Colgate was chosen first overall by the Ohio Machine in Friday night's Major League Lacrosse draft held in Philadelphia.
The senior attackman leads a list of seven Patriot Leaguers who were chosen by MLL teams.
Lehigh led with three selections, while Army had a pair drafted. Bucknell and Colgate each had one.
Baum became the first in League history to win the Tewaaraton trophy and the Enners award last season. He finished his junior season leading the nation with 67 goals and 97 points, which set Colgate and League records.
Army's chosen pair were senior attackman Garrett Thul and senior defenseman Brendan Buckley, the reigning Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year in men's lacrosse. Thul was drafted in the third round, 21st overall by Hamilton, while Buckley was taken in the seventh round, 54th overall by Boston.
Denver picked Lehigh senior attackman Dante Fantoni with the 39th selection (fifth round), while a pair of his teammates were drafted back-to-back in the sixth round. Noah Molnar went to Rochester with the 45th choice, and David DiMaria was picked at No. 46 by Boston.
Rounding out the list of seven was Bucknell senior keeper Kyle Feeney, who was chosen in the eighth round, 59th overall, by Charlotte.