Kevin Crowley, the standout midfielder of the Stony Brook men's lacrosse team, was recently named a preseason All-American and preseason player of the year by Lacrosse Magazine. Now, the 6-4 senior captain can add one more accomplishment to his ever-growing list: he was the No. 1 draft pick in Friday's Major League Lacrosse collegiate draft.
According to a Stony Brook athletic department release, he was joined in the draft by three senior teammates – attack Jordan McBride was the 14th overall pick, attack Tom Compitello was No. 28, and midfielder Adam Rand was No. 38.
Crowley, the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association's 2010 Enners Award winner as the top Division I lacrosse player, will go to the Hamilton Nationals. Last season, he scored a single-season school record 51 goals as Stony Brook made it to the NCAA Division I quarterfinals. The New Westminster, B.C. native later played for Team Canada at the 2010 World Championships.
McBride, who is the only Seawolf to ever score at least 40 goals in three consecutive seasons, was drafted by Rochester. Compitello, a Hauppauge native who logged 37 goals and 35 assists in 17 games last season, was drafted by Boston. Known for being one of the top face-off specialists in the sport, Rand was drafted by Hamilton.