(Photo Courtesy of Yale Athletics)
The shortened 2020 season was a historic one for the Ivy League, which had arguably the best senior class in the conference’s history. That carried itself over into Monday Night’s 2020 MLL Draft, where the conference led the way in most player selected. Also, two of the schools with the most picks were from the conference.
Yale, Cornell, and Holy Cross had the most players selected in the 2020 draft, with a combined 11 players selected from those schools. They were the only three schools with more than two players drafted.
Yale led all schools with five picks. They also had the most first-round picks with two. TD Ierlan (New York, No. 1) and Will Weitzel (Chesapeake, No. 6) were both selected in the first round. Aidan Hynes (Connecticut, No. 8) was selected in the second round, Matt Gaudet (Philadelphia, No. 16) was selected in the third round, and Will Renz (Connecticut, No. 38) was taken in the seventh round.
Additionally, Yale has had more than three players selected in the past three drafts and have had 14 players taken since 2018, which is the most of any school in that time frame.
Cornell finished with three picks in the draft. The Big Red had their first player selected in the third round, Connor Fletcher (Philadelphia, No. 15). Jeff Teat (Boston, No. 25) was taken in the fifth round and Brandon Salvatore (Connecticut, No. 32) was taken in the sixth round.
Holy Cross had a school-best three players taken in the draft. Sean New (New York, No. 22) was taken in the fourth round, Connor Waldron (New York, No. 31), and Kevin Kodzis (Chesapeake, No. 48) was taken in the eight round and last overall.
Virginia, Army, Notre Dame, Penn, Towson, Boston U., Williams, and Hobart each had two players selected. Only Virginia and Army had a player selected in the first round.
Two schools: Utah and Merrimack produced their first-ever MLL Draft pick in this class.
2020 MLL Draft Picks by College
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As previously mentioned, it was a good draft for the Ivy League. The conference saw 13 players get picked overall. Eight of those 13 selections came in the first three round of the draft.
The Patriot League had the second-most players selected in this year’s MLL Draft, with nine players taken overall. The conference has one player taken in the first two rounds, Army’s Tom Ringey (Denver, No. 5) was taken in the first round and Bucknell’s Will Yorke (Chesapeake, No. 12) was selected in the second round.
2020 MLL Draft Picks by Conference
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