June 7, 2012
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - A pair of recently-graduated Patriot League men's lacrosse student-athletes will have the chance to continue their careers at the professional level after they were selected by two teams in Major League Lacrosse through the league's waiver wire process, it was announced Wednesday.
Former Lehigh midfielder Roman Lao-Gosney was the second player chosen through the waiver process and was selected by the Hamilton Nationals. Former Navy goalkeeper RJ Wickham was chosen 10th by the Rochester Rattlers.
Teams had the chance to put in waiver claims on undrafted collegiate players who just wrapped up their senior seasons and had registered for the MLL Player Pool between May 31 and June 7.
Lao-Gosney scored 20 goals and tallied 26 points during his senior season, earning him a spot on the All-Patriot League first team along with third-team United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) All-America status. Lao-Gosney was also a two-time member of the Academic All-League team as a junior and senior.
Wickham, the 2010 Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Year, earned first-team All-League laurels for the second time in his career in 2012, and capped off his season with a stellar 18-save performance in Navy's 8-2 season-finale victory over nationally-ranked Johns Hopkins April 21. He posted an 8.87 goals-against average and finished 10th in the country with a 57.0 save percentage.
Both players participated in the USILA Division I-II North-South Senior Game Memorial Day weekend at Harvard University.