US Lacrosse and Major League Lacrosse announced today that the 2013 Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft will take place Friday, Jan. 11, in Philadelphia as part of the US Lacrosse National Convention. Coming off their league championship last season, the Chesapeake Bayhawks will have the eighth overall selection.
The draft begins at 8:30 p.m. in the Liberty Ballroom of the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. The draft is open to the public, and admission is free. Tickets to the convention can be purchased here. Former Philadelphia Eagles, St. Louis Rams and Kansas City Chiefs coach Dick Vermeil will deliver the keynote address at 7 p.m.
"We'd like to thank US Lacrosse for working to include our collegiate draft into an impressive lineup of activities at the US Lacrosse National Convention," said David Gross, commissioner of Major League Lacrosse. "I was thrilled with the atmosphere at our draft last year, and it's a great evening for lacrosse fans of all ages as we find out who may be our League's next stars. The 2013 draft should be quite strong."
The draft will consist of eight rounds. The order for the first round is:
4. Charlotte (from Rochester)
5. Long Island