Two male #CAALax players selected in 2022 PLL Draft
Towson University redshirt senior Koby Smith was selected with the fifth round pick in the first round by Atlas Lacrosse Club and Hofstra University graduate student Bryan McIntosh was selected in the third round with the 23rd overall pick by the Cannons Lacrosse Club.
The PLL draft began in 2019 and the CAA has had at least one men’s lacrosse student-athlete drafted in all four years of the professional league draft (2019-2022). Smith is the third first-round pick in conference history, joining Towson’s Zach Goodrich and Alex Woodfall.
Smith, an All-American, was a three-time All-CAA First Team selection while also being named to the All-CAA Second Team and All-CAA Rookie in his freshman season. The Lutherville, Maryland native played 64 games in five years for the Tigers, making 50 starts as a black-and-gold stalwart. Smith scored 15 career goals and 10 assists for 25 points while recording 124 ground runs and 65 turnovers.
McIntosh was a second-team All-CAA selection in his first season with Hofstra after a four-year career at Mount St. Mary’s. The Jamison, Pennsylvania native has started all 15 games for Pride this season, recording one goal, 52 rushes and 40 turnovers. McIntosh ranked fourth in the NCAA with a 2.67 turnover caused per game and had at least one turnover caused in 14 games this season, including 13 games with two or more games.
Atlas Lacrosse Club opens the 2022 season on Saturday, June 4, entertaining Redwoods Lacrosse Club at 2:15 p.m., with the game streamed on ESPN+. Cannons Lacrosse Club begins its 2022 campaign on Sunday, June 5 against Waterdogs Lacrosse Club, also to be seen on ESPN+.
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