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2019 MLL Draft Recap: Goodrich selected 3rd Overall, eight drafted by Cannons

March 9, 2019
(QUINCY, MA) - The Boston Cannons selected eight players in the 2019 Collegiate Draft at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, North Carolina. With a draft board of about 80 players and five picks in the first three rounds, the Cannons were able to pick up several players that sat atop their draft board on Saturday night.

“We are thrilled with the 2019 Boston Cannons draft class,” said Cannons Head Coach Sean Quirk. “The preparation that went into this draft was critical. We diversified our roster with three Tewaaraton Watch List players and added a lot of talent to our roster.”

With their first pick of the 2019 draft, the Cannons selected Midfielder Zach Goodrich out of Towson University with the Third Overall Pick. A standout defensive midfielder, Goodrich has recorded 16 goals, two assists, and 127 ground-balls in 56 career games at Towson. He was named the CAA Defensive Player of the Year in both 2017 and 2018 and is a three-time captain. In five games as a senior this season, Goodrich has tallied three goals and one assist and has picked up 12 ground-balls.

The Cannons then selected Face-Off Specialist Austin Henningsen out of Maryland with the Fourth Overall pick of the First Round. In 56 career games at Maryland, Henningsen has won 437 face-offs, picked up 171 ground-balls, and scored nine goals. He also helped the Terrapins win the NCAA Championship in 2017. In six games as a senior this season, Henningsen has gone 59-for-33 at the face-off and picked up 22 ground-balls. He is currently ninth in the NCAA with a .641 face-off winning percentage.

With their only pick in the second round, the Cannons drafted Attackman Clarke Petterson out of Cornell University with the 12th Overall Selection. In 48 career games at Cornell, Petterson has 79 goals and 47 assists for 126 points. In 2018, Petterson led Cornell with 44 goals and recorded 17 multi-point games. He is also the 43rd player in school history to hit the 100-point milestone. In four games as a senior this season, Petterson has scored 11 goals and five assists.

The Cannons selected long-stick Midfielder Nick DeCaprio from the University of Michigan with the 21st Overall Pick in the Third Round. In 45 career games at Michigan, DeCaprio has scored six goals and five assists for 11 points. He’s also scooped up 128 ground-balls and caused 47 turnovers in his career. In four games this season, DeCaprio has two points off of one goal and one assist. He's picked up 13 ground-balls and eight turnovers, in addition to going 1-3 at the face-off.

Six picks later, the Cannons grabbed Ryland Rees, another Long-Stick Midfielder, from Stony Brook University. In 45 career games at Stony Brook, Rees has 18 points (12 goals and six assists), 148 ground-balls, and 55 caused turnovers. He’s also gone 17-for-69 at the Face-Off. In four games this season, Rees has picked up 14 ground-balls and caused five turnovers.

With the 30th Overall Selection in the Fourth Round, the Cannons picked up Brent Noseworthy, an Attackman also from the University of Michigan. In 39 career games at Michigan, Noseworthy has scored 94 goals and 15 assists for 109 points. He's also scored four game-winning goals and picked up 48 ground-balls. In 2018, he ranked fourth in the NCAA with 41 goals. In four games this season, Noseworthy has 10 goals and has gone 4-for-7 at the Face-Off

The Cannons selected Defenseman Tyson Bomberry out of Syracuse University with the 34th Overall Pick in the Fourth Round. In 35-game career at Syracuse, Bomberry has become an integral member of the defense core, causing 36 turnovers and picking up 81 ground-balls. In three games this season, he has picked up 15 ground-balls and caused seven turnovers. In 2018, Bomberry represented the Iroquois at the FIL World Championships and was tasked with covering some of the world’s top scorers.

The Cannons traded the 57th Overall Pick in the Seventh Round to the New York Lizards for a Fifth Round Draft Pick in the 2020 Collegiate Draft.

With a strong returning core of players in 2019, the Cannons believe they have strengthened their team even more with these selections.

Full List of Picks:

3rd Overall: Zach Goodrich, Midfield, Towson
4th Overall: Austin Henningsen, Faceoff, Maryland
12th Overall: Clarke Petterson, Attack, Cornell
21st Overall: Nick DeCaprio, LSM, Michigan
27th Overall: Ryland Reese, LSM, Stony Brook
30th Overall: Brent Noseworthy, Attack, Michigan
34th Overall: Tyson Bomberry, Defense, Syracuse
55th Overall: James Burr, Attack, Boston University