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2013 Collegiate Draft Players Spotlight

1/17/13 1:38 PM

2013 Collegiate Draft Players Spotlight


All college players drafted in the 2013 MLL Collegiate Draft will be eligible to play in MLL after the close of the 2013 NCAA season.

Peter Baum (A) – Colgate University
Height: 6’1 Weight: 185
Draft Pick: Ohio – #1, Overall – #1
2013 Season: DI Preseason All-American First Team

The Ohio Machine received the first pick in the 2013 MLL Collegiate Draft and chose Colgate attackman Peter Baum, making him the first overall pick in the entire draft. Baum began his freshman season with the Raiders playing in all 13 regular season games scoring 29 goals and setting the university record for freshmen. He was named to the All-Patriot League First Team and Patriot League Rookie of the Week three times in 2010. Baum started in 15 of the 16 games he played sophomore year and led his team in scoring with a team-high of 49 points from 34 goals and 15 assists. He was averaging 2.12 goals and 3.06 points per game naming him to the All-Patriot League First Team and the Academic All-Patriot League Team. During his sophomore career, Baum was a Top 25 Finalist for the 2011 Tewaaraton Award (awarded to the nation’s best player) and named to the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association All-America Honorable Mention Team. Baum earned the 2012 Tewaaraton Award, as well as the 2012 Lt. Raymond J. Enners Award and the 2012 Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year during his junior season. He was the first player from Colgate, the Patriot League and the West Coast to ever win the Tewaaraton Award. Baum had a career-high of 97 points from 67 goals and 30 assists his junior year. As he enters his final season as captain, Baum is ranked fifth in Colgate history for points (176), tied for sixth in the NCAA history for season goals (67) and tied for 13th all-time for points in a season (97).

Logan Schuss (A) – The Ohio State University
Height: 6’0 Weight: 210
Draft Pick: Ohio – #2, Overall – #11
2013 Season: DI Preseason All-American Second Team

The Machine drafted British Columbia native and The Ohio State University attackman Logan Schuss with its second pick, making him the 11th Overall Pick. During his first season with the Buckeyes, Schuss recorded a team-high with 31 goals, 25 assists and 56 points in the 15 games that he started and played in. He earned ECAC Rookie of the Year and First-Team All-ECAC honors, leading the ECAC with 3.73 points per game. Schuss was the 14th best freshman in Ohio State program history for overall points. He also started in all 15 games his sophomore season, leading the team with 32 goals and 20 assists. For the second year in a row, he received First Team All-ECAC Honors and was also named Nike Player of the Week by InsideLacrosse.com. Schuss was ranked 13th in the NCAA and second in the ECAC for points per game (3.47) and 24th in the nation and third in the league for goals per game (2.13). Schuss’ 2012 season earned him ECAC Offensive Player of the Year, USILA Third Team All-American and a third First Team All-ECAC. He had a career-best 39 goals and tallied 18 assists for a total of 57 points in 15 regular season games. He was ranked 13th in the NCAA in goals per game (2.6) and seventh in the league for assists per game (1.2). For the 2013 season, Schuss was voted team co-captain, along with fellow Machine draftee, Dominique Alexander, and enters his final year with 165 points, 102 goals and 63 assists from his first three seasons as a Buckeye. Going into his senior season with 165 points and 102 career goals, Schuss is tied fourth in career points and tied for fifth in career goals in Ohio State history.

Marcus Holman (A) – University of North Carolina
Height: 5’11 Weight: 185
Draft Pick: Ohio – #3, Overall – #12
2013 Season: DI Preseason All-American First Team

The Machine’s third pick was Marcus Holman, an attackman from the University of North Carolina and the 12th Overall Pick. Holman ended his freshman season with 22 goals and nine assists, totaling 31 points in the 16 games he played. He was named ACC Freshman of the Year for his performance making him the first freshman to win the award in more than 10 years. Holman also finished his freshman season with 28 groundballs and a scoring percentage of 42.3. In 2011, he won the Turnball Trophy as the Tar Heels’ MVP and an honorable mention All-America honor from the USILA. He was the team’s fourth-leading scorer with 28 points and third on the team with 23 goals. As a junior, Holman totaled 74 points from 39 goals and 34 assists, making it the third-most amount of points in a single career at North Carolina. He was a tri-captain for his 2012 season with two of his fellow teammates, but will be leading his team individually as the only captain for the Tar Heels during his senior year. He is the first solo captain for the Tar Heels since 1990.

Chase Carraro (FO/M) – University of Denver
Height: 5’8 Weight: 170
Draft Pick: Ohio – #4, Overall – #13
2013 Season: DI Preseason All-American First Team

Chase Carraro was the Machine’s fourth draft pick and 13th Overall. In his freshman year, the midfielder from the University of Denver ranked eighth in the ECAC and 45th in the nation for face-off percentage and was also named ECAC Preseason Rookie of the Year. In 2011, he was named to the All-ECAC First Team, USILA Honorable Mention All-America and ECAC Player of the Week. Carraro had 19 goals and two assists for 21 points, a 58.2 face-off percentage and 100 groundballs in the 18 season games he played in as a sophomore. He finished the 2012 season ranked 14th in the nation in face-off percentage and 15th in the nation in groundballs per game (5.56). During Carraro’s junior season, he earned USILA Second Team All-America honor, was named ECAC Specialist of the Year and 2012 Division I Preseason All-American Third Team by Inside Lacrosse. He was also selected to the All-ECAC First Team as a specialist and as ECAC Specialist of the Week four times. Of the 16 games he started his junior year, he had 14 goals, 6 assists, 112 groundballs and a face-off percentage of 60.4, winning 217 out of 359 face-offs. Carraro ended his junior season eighth in the nation in face-off win percentage and eighth in the nation and second in the ECAC for groundballs per game. 

Dominique Alexander (M) – The Ohio State University
Height: 6’2 Weight: 215
Draft Pick: Ohio – #5, Overall – #33

The Machine chose another Ohio State player with midfielder Dominique Alexander as its fifth pick and 33rd Overall. During his freshman year as a Buckeye, Alexander started in all 15 season games and had 19 points from 11 goals and eight assists. He earned an ECAC Rookie of the Week and was co-winner of the team’s Most Outstanding Freshman Award. In 2011, Alexander scored 16 goals and had eight assists for 24 points, which ranked him fourth on his team in all three categories. In addition to his 18 groundballs, he was named ECAC Offensive Player of the Week once and to the Academic All-ECAC Team. Alexander started in all 15 season games during his most recent season and gained 23 points from 11 goals and 12 assists. He also collected 23 groundballs and eight caused turnovers during junior season, naming him an ECAC Co-Offensive Player of the Week. As he enters his final season, Alexander will serve as the Buckeyes’ co-captain alongside Logan Schuss, another Machine pick from the 2013 MLL Collegiate Draft.

Joe Lisicky (D) – Lynchburg University
Height: 6’2 Weight: 205
Draft Pick: Ohio – #6, Overall – #41
2013 Season: DIII Preseason All-American First Team, DIII Preseason Player of the Year, DIII Preseason Defensive Player of the Year

The sixth draft pick for the Machine and 41st Overall was defender Joe Lisicky from Lynchburg University. Lisicky started in 12 of the 15 season games his freshman season and collected 36 groundballs and eight caused turnovers with a total of three points. During his sophomore year, he became second on the Hornets in groundballs (71) and first on his team for caused turnovers (38). He also scored eight goals in the 19 season games that he started and played in. Lisicky also earned a First-Team All-ODAC, First Team All-State and Third-Team All-American Honors in 2011. For his 2012 season, Lisicky won numerous awards such as the 2012 All-State Player of the Year, First-Team All-State, ODAC Player of the Year and All-American First-Team. He led his team again in groundballs with 89, caused 41 turnovers and scored eight goals.

Colin Fleming (M) – University of Massachusetts
Height: 6’6 Weight: 215
Draft Pick: Ohio – #7, Overall – #49

Colin Fleming was the Machine’s seventh pick and 49th Overall in the collegiate draft. As a freshman at the University of Massachusetts, Fleming played in 13 games where he tallied a total of three goals and one assist for his first season. In his 2011 season, he was ranked fifth on his team for scoring 13 goals and five assists totaling 18 points. Fleming’s most recent season with the Minutemen landed him third on his team for scoring with 26 goals and fourth on his team for total points (34) with eight points coming from assists. Fleming also collected nine groundballs and caused two turnovers in the 14 season games that he played his junior year.

Kevin Mack (M) – The Ohio State University
Height: 5’10 Weight: 175
Draft Pick: Ohio – #8, Overall – #57

The Machine’s final draft pick and 57th Overall was Ohio State’s Kevin Mack. The midfielder and Ohio native originally attended Worthington-Kilbourne High School where he was team captain and a three-year starter earning Third-Team All-State Honors and Second-Team All-Midwest accolades. Mack joined the Buckeyes in 2010, where he started his freshman season playing in all 15 season games. During his freshman year, he collected 12 groundballs and two caused turnovers. He also played in all 15 season games his sophomore year and collected 13 groundballs and seven caused turnovers. Mack was named to the Academic All-ECAC Team and Academic All-Big Ten that same year. During his most recent season, Mack was ranked fifth on his team for groundballs (26) and had two goals and three assists totaling five points. Mack has soared academically as a student-athlete as a three-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete since his freshman year and is the first ever Buckeye from Ohio to be drafted by an MLL team out of college.
 



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