Bayhawks don't protect Spalding's Dixon, who will enter MLL supplemental draft
By By Bill Wagner
Baltimore Sun Media Group|
Sep 19, 2014 | 6:23 PM
Veteran midfielder Kyle Dixon was not among the 23 players protected by the Chesapeake Bayhawks on Friday.
The Archbishop Spalding product is coming off his worst season in Major League Lacrosse, playing in just five of 14 games and totaling five points on a two-point goal and three assists.
Dixon, the franchise's No. 1 draft pick in 2006, has amassed 281 points during his nine-year professional career. The 6-foot-4, 210-pound midfielder, known for a wicked crank shot and the ability to dodge left or right with equal ease, has 133 goals and 93 assists.
The Millersville native holds the MLL all-time record with 55 2-point goals.
All eight franchises had to submit their 23-man protected list for 2015 to the Major League Lacrosse office on Friday. Players not protected go into a pool and can be selected by any team in the MLL Supplemental Draft.
Chesapeake protected the following players: Attack (4) – Drew Westervelt, Ben Rubeor, Brendan Mundorf and Jack Rice. Midfield (9) – Matt Abbott, Dan Burns, Kevin Crowley, Ben Hunt, Matt Mackrides, Mark McNeill, Peet Poillon, Jeff Reynolds and Joe Walters. Defense (7) – Jesse Bernhardt, C.J. Costabile, Mike Evans, Brian Megill, Jason Noble, Nicky Polanco, Brian Spallina. Goal (2) – Tyler Fiorito, Kip Turner. Faceoff Specialist (1) – Stephen Robarge.