Apr 1, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Syracuse Orange midfielder Matt Pratt (10) tries turning the corner against the Duke Blue Devils at the Big City Classic at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim O

Syracuse Lacrosse Has 41st and 42nd player drafted since 2001


What works like clockwork this time of year, the Syracuse lacrosse team had a couple more players drafted from the most successful program in the history of college lacrosse in the latest Major League Lacrosse Draft. The Orange had two players selected, with one going high in the first round:

Syracuse University All-American defenseman Brian Megill was selected in the first round of the Major League Lacrosse college draft on Friday. The Denver Outlaws selected Megill as the No. 7 overall pick.

The Orange’s JoJo Marasco was drafted in the fifth round by the New York Lizards. Marasco, who plays midfield and attack, was a second team All-Big East Conference pick in 2012. He had 31 points and ranked second with the Orange in assists with 19.

Syracuse has had an astounding 42 players drafted in the MLL draft since the year 2001. In each season, the Orange have had at least two players drafted, with as many as seven players drafted in the 2011 draft. In a sport that is rapidly growing, this is absolutely remarkable.

With a lot of hype again heading in to this season, the team has also recently announced that 11 out of Syracuse’s 14 regular season games will be televised, with five of them finding their way to an ESPN platform. From the Syracuse athletics website, here is the television schedule heading in to this season.

 2013 Syracuse Men’s Lacrosse TV Schedule
 Sunday, Feb. 17  4 p.m.  Albany at Syracuse  TWCS
 Sunday, Feb. 24  4 p.m.  Army at Syracuse  TWCS
 Friday, March 1  TBA  Virginia at Syracuse  TWCS
 Saturday, March 9  12 p.m.  Syracuse vs. St. John’s  ESPN3
 Saturday, March 16  1 p.m.  Johns Hopkins at Syracuse  ESPNU
 Friday, March 29  7 p.m.  Canisius at Syracuse  TWCS
 Saturday, April 6  5 p.m.  Syracuse at Princeton  ESPNU
 Wednesday, April 10  6 p.m.  Cornell at Syracuse  ESPNU
 Saturday, April 13  1 p.m.  Rutgers at Syracuse  TWCS
 Tuesday, April 16  7 p.m.  Hobart at Syracuse  TWCS
 Saturday, April 27  6:30 p.m.  Syracuse vs. Notre Dame  ESPNU

The Syracuse lacrosse machine just keep turning. The Orange are one of the favorites again for the national championship, and will have at least another two players drafted again next year, much like the previous twelve years. Our congratulations Brian and JoJo, and hope for their continued success at the next level!

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