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Ohio Machine Select Alex Woodall With First Overall Pick In 2019 MLL Collegiate Draft Presented By Cascade

March 9, 2019
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina– The Ohio Machine selected Towson faceoff specialist Alex Woodall with the first overall selection in the 2019 MLL Collegiate Draft presented by Cascade on Saturday at the Nascar Hall Of Fame in Charlotte, NC. This marked the third time that the Machine held the first overall pick in the MLL Collegiate Draft. 

Woodall started his college career at High Point University, but opted to move back to his home state of Maryland and transfer to Towson University his sophomore year. Since becoming a Tiger, Woodall's accolades have been extensive. He has been named First Team All-CAA, CAA All-Tournament Team, Preseason Inside Lacrosse Media All-America and he has won more than 60% of the faceoffs he has taken. 

This season, Woodall’s 73.6% faceoff percentage ranks third in the nation, including his 21-for-28 effort against Johns Hopkins, and his 20-for-26 against then number one ranked Loyola. Currently, his Towson Tigers are ranked number one atop the Inside Lacrosse and USILA Coaches Polls.

“We’re excited to add someone of Alex’s caliber to our team,” Machine Head Coach and General Manager Bear Davis said. “After watching him succeed through the college ranks, he exemplifies what it means to be a first overall pick, and we’re really looking forward to having him join the Machine organization as he plays at the professional level.”

Tune in to Lax Sports Network to catch the rest of the 2019 MLL Collegiate Draft presented by Cascade.

About the Ohio Machine

The Ohio Machine is a professional lacrosse team based in Columbus, Ohio.   The Machine is one of nine teams competing in Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league.  The team has been competing in the MLL since 2012 and won the franchise’s first MLL Championship in 2017.  The team competes at Fortress Obetz, the nation’s first professional lacrosse specific stadium.  For more information on Ohio Machine lacrosse, please visit or follow the Machine on   FacebookTwitter, Snapchat and  Instagram @machinemll