COLUMBUS, Ohio– The Ohio Machine have acquired defender Ben Randall and a 2019 7 th round pick from the Charlotte Hounds in exchange for defender Matt McMahon.
Randall, a 2018 graduate of The Ohio State University and a native of Mason, Ohio, was a 2018 First Team All-Big Ten honoree and a Tewaaraton Award Top 25 nominee. Randall was also the first player in program history to earn back-to-back USILA first team All-American honors.
During his time at Mason High School, Randall was named a US Lacrosse All-American and received first team all-region and second team all-state honors. He was selected 14
th overall by Charlotte in the 2018 MLL Draft in April.
“Ben is an Ohio native and we’re really excited about what he brings to the table,” Machine head coach Bear Davis said. “He was a highly regarded defenseman in the draft. We got a chance to see him play a lot here at Ohio State and we know that he’ll be a great fit for us. We’re really looking forward to building this defense with him in it.”
Randall will be available for this Saturday’s game against the Denver Outlaws. Faceoff is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.
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