John Webster of Boys' Latin and the University of North Carolina was the first player chosen in last night's Major Indoor Lacrosse League draft, joining a Philadelphia Wings attack that includes Paul and Gary Gait and Rob Shek.
The Wings, runners-up for the MILL title this past season, obtained the top pick from the Baltimore Thunder in the John Tucker trade.
Three Loyola College players were taken in the second and third rounds. Forward Paul Cantabene was the first player chosen in the second round, by the Thunder. Forward Kevin Beach went to Philadelphia as the fifth player picked in the second round, and teammate Kevin Anderson was selected by the Thunder at the top of the third round.
The only other player from a local college to go in the five-round regular draft was Johns Hopkins forward Brian Kelly, picked by the Thunder at the top of the fourth round.
In a separate supplemental draft involving players who were on the roster of the now-defunct Pittsburgh Bulls last season, MILL All-Pro Dave Pietramala (Hopkins) was one of the 10 players with local connections who went to either the Thunder or the Wings -- the only teams allowed to participate because all of the players available were within their territorial rights.