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Maryland's Connor Kelly, Hopkins' Joel Tinney taken in top five of Major League Lacrosse draft

Maryland's Connor Kelly, Hopkins' Joel Tinney taken in top five of Major League Lacrosse draft

The top player on men’s college lacrosse’s top-ranked team didn’t wait long to hear his name called in Wednesday’s Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft.

Maryland star Connor Kelly was taken No. 2 overall by the Atlanta Blaze, behind only Denver faceoff specialist and Boston Cannons pick Trevor Baptiste. After an All-America season as a junior during the Terps’ run to the national championship, the midfielder-attackman has established himself as a Tewaaraton Award favorite through No. 1 Maryland’s first 11 games, posting 32 goals and 28 assists.

The New York Lizards took Johns Hopkins senior midfielder Joel Tinney at No. 5 overall. Also an All-American in 2017, Tinney has...

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