June 7, 2010
New Haven, Conn. – Colgate senior Kyle McClelland and Navy senior Patrick Moran were selected Sunday in the 2010 Major League Lacrosse Draft, held at the Lanman Center on the campus of Yale University in New Haven, Conn. Moran was selected in the fifth round, 29th overall, by the Denver Outlaws, while the Toronto Nationals chose McClelland in the seventh round, 42nd overall.
Moran finished with team bests in goals (28) and points (38) in 15 games for the Midshipmen, helping them reach the Patriot League Championship game against rival Army. A three-time All-Patriot League selection, Moran was recently cited as an honorable mention All-American by the USILA. A midfielder from Annapolis, Md., Moran was instrumental for the Naval Academy in man-up situations, playing a hand in 15 of the team’s 22 goals with the extra player (9g, 6a). He scored two of the team’s three overtime game-winning goals this season in Patriot League contests against Bucknell and Colgate. He scored twice in Navy’s loss to Army in the League title game and netted at least a point in 14 of 15 games in 2010.
McClelland saw action in eight of Colgate’s 13 games this season playing defensive midfield, picking up five ground balls and causing two turnovers along the way. A native of Brampton, Ontario, he posted career highs during his sophomore season with three goals and 22 ground balls in 16 games. During that season, he posted a career-best four ground balls against Holy Cross and collected three in Colgate’s upset of No. 2 Syracuse. McClelland was recently named to Team Canada’s final roster for the World Championships, which will take place in Manchester, England next month.
Moran is the 11th Mid drafted by an MLL team since 2005 and the first selected by the Outlaws, while McClelland is the eighth Colgate player drafted since 2006 and the first taken by Toronto.