Boston, MA - (March 2, 2019)
- Major League Lacrosse
(MLL) takes a look into draft prospect and Army defenseman, Johnny Surdick.
The 2019 Collegiate Draft presented by Cascade will be held on Saturday, March 9 at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C. The Draft will be free of charge to attend and will feature representatives from every MLL team. Lax Sports Network will stream the 2019 Collegiate Draft presented by Cascade starting at 7pm E.T.
Surdick may be one of 63 players selected in the draft.
Last season with Army, Surdick was an Inside Lacrosse All-American, USILA All-America Honorable Mention, All-Patriot League First Team, started in all 12 games for Army, led the Black Knights in caused turnovers, was ranked third in the Patriot League for caused turnovers per game, was second on the team for ground balls and he had four assists.
This year Surdick is leading the Black Knights as the Team Captain. He has been recognized as an Inside Lacrosse Preseason All-American and was named to the 2019 Tewaaraton watch list. Surdick has snagged 18 ground balls and 10 caused turnovers in the first 4 games of Army's season.
Surdick hails from Odenton, Maryland and before entering West Point he played at DeMatha High School and USMAPS.
The United States Military Academy, also known as West Point, Army, Army West Point, The Academy, or simply The Point, is a four-year federal service academy in West Point, New York. The first Army lacrosse game was played in 1907. West Point has competed in the NCAA tournament 16 times, with 2 Final-Four appearances. Their current coach is Joe Alberic.
John Glesener, a 2015 West Point graduate, is on the 2019 preseason active roster with the Chesapeake Bayhawks.
Will Johnny Surdick follow Glesener into the ranks of Major League Lacrosse? Tune into Lax Sports Network on March 9 at 7pm to see if Johnny Surdick will be one of the 63 players to be drafted in the 2019 MLL Draft presented by Cascade.
About the 2019 MLL Collegiate Draft presented by Cascade
The 2019 Collegiate Draft presented by Cascade will be held on Saturday, March 9 at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C.
The Draft will be free of charge to attend and will feature representatives from every MLL team. Lax Sports Network will stream the 2019 Collegiate Draft presented by Cascade starting at 7pm E.T.
About Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, is headquartered in Boston. MLL has led the sport of lacrosse into the mainstream of competitive team sports since 2001. In the spring of 2018, MLL entered into new leadership for the first time in 17 years when it selected Alexander Brown as the Commissioner. The league is made up of nine teams: The Atlanta Blaze, Boston Cannons, Charlotte Hounds, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Dallas Rattlers, Denver Outlaws, Florida Launch, New York Lizards, and Ohio Machine.
*Images are thanks to Army Athletics