"There's a reason he's a MLL player," coach Charley Toomey said of Laconi, who was selected by the Charlotte Hounds with the ninth overall pick in January's Major League Lacrosse draft . "I think people recognize what he can do at the next level. He's a terrific sit-down, cover short-stick, and that's a real premium. But what we also recognize is that he shoots probably as hard as anybody else on our team, and he's a very heady player. … He brings that energy. He's a one-time clear, and if he gets that ball in his stick, he's able to run it out for us, and what we've allowed him to do on the offensive end is if he sees an opportunity, he's got the green light."