With the first pick of Wednesday's Major League Lacrosse supplemental draft, the Rochester Rattlers selected former Baltimore Bayhawk Mark Millon, who will come out of retirement to return to the league after a five-season absence.
A member of the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame and widely considered one of the greatest players in lacrosse history, Millon will turn 42 in May. He was the league's Offensive Player of the Year in 2002 and 2003, as well as the Most Valuable Player in 2005, and won the league championship with the Bayhawks in 2002. He retired as the MLL's all-time leading scorer with 356 points.
A two-time first-team All-American at Massachusetts, Millon moved to Baltimore after graduation and led the Mount Washington Wolfpack to the United States Club Lacrosse Association championship in 1995, playing alongside his brother, Tony.
"He's doing it for the right reasons," Rattlers coach Tim Soudan, who played with Millon in college and with the U.S. men's national team, told Lacrosse Magazine. "He's not chasing the dream or some scoring record. He wants to help the team out. I can't wait to see how it turns out. He's always been a guy that stays in really good shape. If we get 75 percent of what Mark Millon was 10 years ago, we win. You can't purchase the type of high-end experience and leadership he has."Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun