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MLL draft: Hofstra’s Sorichetti, AntonIades, Mullen are selected

Saturday, 12th January 2013

Categories Boy's/Men's, Pro, Posted 1/12/13
From Press Release

Three Hofstra University men’s lacrosse players have been selected in the 2013 Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft, the MLL announced Friday night.

Senior midfielders Adrian Sorichetti (Whitby, Ontario, Canada) and John Antoniades (Hauppauge, NY) and graduate-student defenseman Mark Mullen (Harleysville, PA) become the 20th, 21st and 22nd players in Hofstra history to be selected in the MLL Draft. Their selection in the MLL Draft marks the ninth consecutive year and the 11th time in 13 years that the Pride has had at least one student-athlete selected in the MLL Collegiate Draft. In 2006, Hofstra had a single-draft high of five players chosen in the MLL Draft.

Sorichetti, who tallied team-highs of 38 points and 14 assists to go with 24 goals in 2012 for the Pride, was Hofstra’s first honoree Friday night. The 2012 All-Colonial Athletic Association first team pick was selected by the Chesapeake Bayhawks in the fifth round with the 35th pick overall.

In 2012, Sorichetti ranked sixth in the CAA and 39th in Division I in points per game with a 3.17 mark in 12 games. His goal average (2.0) was fifth in the CAA and 41st in the nation. Sorichetti tallied career-highs of seven goals, three assists and 10 points against St. John’s last spring. The seven goals were the most by a Pride player since 2003 while the 10 points were the most since 1989. Sorichetti, who had seven multi-goal games last season, has 45 goals and 21 assists for 66 points in 38 games for Hofstra during his career.

Antoniades, an All-CAA second team selection in 2012, was the Pride’s second honoree selected in the sixth round with the 47th overall pick by the New York Lizards. Recognized as one of the top face-off men in the country, he captured 143 of 265 face-offs last season to rank fourth in the CAA and 22nd in Division in face-off winning percentage (.540). He also led the Pride, was second in the CAA and 18th in the country in ground balls per game with 75 for a 5.36 average in 2012. Antoniades picked up 13 ground balls against Delaware and 11 against Saint Joseph’s.

He also tallied two goals (UMass and St. Joe’s) and added one assist in the 14 games last season. As a sophomore in 2011, Antoniades ranked fifth in the country in face-off winning percentage with a .642 mark grabbing 174 of 271 face-offs. That year, he was an All-CAA first team selection and a USILA All-America honorable mention. He is a former CAA All-Rookie selection and has played in 44 games and tallied five goals, seven assists and has won 58 percent of his face-offs during his career.

Mullen, an All-CAA second team selection in 2012, was Hofstra’s third and final honoree, selected in the seventh round with the 56th overall pick by the New York Lizards. Mullen, an iron-man for the Pride over the past three seasons, anchored a Hofstra close defense in 2012 that allowed an average of 8.53 goals per game.

He started all 14 games, picked up 16 ground balls and led the unit in caused turnovers with 10. He picked up three ground balls against Sacred Heart and two against Princeton, Fairfield, Dartmouth and Massachusetts. Mullen also forced three turnovers against Sacred Heart and two at North Carolina. He has played in 43 career games and picked up 37 ground balls for the Pride during his career. Mullen is also a three-time CAA Commissioner’s Academic Award recipient and a three-year Hofstra Athletics Academic Honor Roll member.

Round 1
1 Ohio Peter Baum A Colgate
2 Hamilton Chris LaPierre M Virginia
3 Charlotte Tucker Durkin D Johns Hopkins
4 Chesapeake* Jesse Bernhardt D Maryland
5 Hamilton* Josh Hawkins M Loyola
6 Boston Cameron Flint M Denver
7 Denver Brian Megill D Syracuse
8 Charlotte* Mike Sawyer A Loyola

Round 2

9 Boston^ Scott Ratliff D Loyola
10 Hamiton Jason Noble D Cornell
11 Ohio^ Logan Schuss A Ohio State
12 Ohio^ Marcus Holman A North Carolina
13 Ohio^ Chase Carraro M Denver
14 Boston Will Manny A UMASS
15 Hamilton^ John Haus M Maryland
16 Chesapeake Kevin Cooper M Maryland

Round 3
17 Rochester** John Ranagan M Johns Hopkins
18 Hamilton Casey Carroll D Duke
19 Denver** Davis Butts M Loyola
20 Rochester** Ryan Clarke M Salisbury
21 Hamilton** James “Garrett” Thul A Army
22 Boston Lee Coppersmith M Johns Hopkins
23 Denver Landon Carr M Maryland
24 Charlotte** Owen Blye A Maryland

Round 4
25 Rochester^^ John Kemp G Notre Dame
26 Hamilton Reid Actin D Loyola
27 Charlotte Mason Poli D Bryant
28 Charlotte^^ Matt White A Virginia
29 Denver^^ Eric Law A Denver
30 Boston Jake Smith D UMASS
31 Denver Roger Ferguson D Brown
32 Chesapeake Dominic Sebastiani M Delaware

Round 5
33 Ohio Dominique Alexander M Ohio State
34 Hamilton Mike Poppelton FO Johns Hopkins
35 Chesapeake*^ Adrian Sorichetti M Hofstra
36 Denver*^ Aaron Prosser M Drexel
37 New York JoJo Marasco M Syracuse
38 Rochester*^ Brett Schmidt A Mt. St. Mary’s
39 Denver Dante Fantoni A Lehigh
40 Rochester*^ David Lawson M Duke

Round 6
41 Ohio Joe Lisicky D Lynchburg
42 Hamilton Jake Tripucka M Duke
43 Charlotte Max Van Bourgondien M Cornell
44 Rochester Matt Miller D Notre Dame
45 Rochester^* Noah Molnar M Lehigh
46 Boston David DiMaria A Lehigh
47 New York^* John Antoniades FO Hofstra
48 Charlotte^* Brian Casey M Georgetown

Round 7
49 Ohio Colin Fleming M UMASS
50 Hamilton Cameron Mann M Jacksonville
51 Charlotte Michael McCormack D Yale
52 Rochester Peter Johnson D Yale
53 New York Steve Murphy M Notre Dame
54 Boston Brendan Buckley D Army
55 Denver Sam Snow M Fairfield
56 New York^^^ Mark Mullen D Hofstra

Round 8
57 Ohio Kevin Mack M Ohio State
58 Hamilton Nick Doherty M Villanova
59 Charlotte Kyle Feeney G Bucknell
60 Rochester Zach Palmer A Johns Hopkins
61 New York Jeffrey Tundo M Stony Brook
62 Boston Quinn Cully M Notre Dame
63 Denver Dillon Ayers D St. John’s
64 Rochester*** Marshall Johnson M Fairfield


*First Round Trades

No.4 from Charlotte, from Rochester

No. 5 from New York

No. 8 from Chesapeake

^Second Round Trades

No. 9 from Ohio

No. 11 from Rochester, from Charlotte

No. 12 from Rochester No. 13 from Rochester, from New York

No. 15 from Chesapeake, from Ohio, from Denver

**Third Round Trades

No.17 from Ohio

No. 19 from Charlotte

No. 20 from Ohio, from Chesapeake, from Rochester

No. 21 from Charlotte, from New York

No. 24 from Chesapeake

^^Fourth Round Trades

No. 25 from Ohio

No. 29 from New York

No. 28 from Rochester

*^Fifth Round Trades

No. 35 from Charlotte

No. 36 from Boston, from Rochester

No. 38 from Ohio, from Boston

No. 40 from Chesapeake

^*Sixth Round Trades

No. 45 from New York

No. 47 from Denver

No. 48 from Chesapeake

^^^Seventh Round Trades

No. 56 from Chesapeake

*** Eighth Round Trades

No. 64 from Chesapeake



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