Bill McGlone (Maryland) was selected with the first overall pick by the Ohio Machine in the MLL 2014 Supplementary Draft.
After much chatter of the possibility of the first women to play in the professional league, two-time Women’s World Cup Champion Goaltender Devon Wills was not taken in the draft.
New York once again made some bold trades during the off-season. Coach Spallina’s team acquired all-star long pole Kyle Hartzell from the Machine in exchange for midfielder Kevin Cooper and FOGO Matt Dolente, as well as the 13th overall pick in the upcoming collegiate draft. The Lizards also swung Matt Gibson to Denver for Justin Turri.
“This trade allows us to address multiple areas of need on the roster heading into the Supplemental Draft,” said Machine President and GM John Algie in a news release. “We’ve added a young and athletic offensive midfielder in Kevin, a proven All-Star face-off specialist in Matt and a high pick in the upcoming collegiate draft. It is hard to let go of a player like Kyle who has played well for us these past two seasons but the Machine improved immensely at many positions today with this trade. We look forward to seeing Matt and Kevin on the field for the Machine in 2014.”
On top of adding McGlone at midfield, Ohio also took midfielders Max Van Bourgondien (Cornell), Bobby Eilers (Syracuse), Kevin Mack (Ohio State), and Bobby Tyler (UMass). Face—off specialist Bobby Dattilo (Hobart) will be a part of the Machine this summer. They added goaltenders Kyle Feeney (Bucknell) and Stefan Schroder (Ohio State). On defense, Dana Wilber (Drexel), Ryan Nizolek (Virginia), and Cody Solaja (Hofstra) reinforce the backfield. Meanwhile, Connor English (Cornell/Virginia) was the only attackman to join the team.