Hounds Acquire Peet Poillon and Casey Cittadino in Trade with DenverSeptember 13, 2012 - Major League Lacrosse (MLL) Charlotte Hounds
"This was a tough one," said Hounds COO & Dir of Player Personnel Wade Leaphart. "We rolled the dice on Jeremy with our first overall selection in the 2012 Expansion Draft -- and won. His contribution and dedication to the Hounds and his teammates this season is a reflection of what he does in real life. Just an all-around amazing person, inspiration and role model. Can't say enough about the guy."
Boltus, also a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army soon to be stationed in Colorado, played in 11 games for the Hounds before an ACL tear ended his year early. Even with a shortened season he finished third in each of the Hounds' offensive categories, recording 17 goals (including one 2-pointer) and 12 assists for 30 points. Boltus also had a team-best shooting percentage (for players with at least 30 shots) of 39.5%.
"In the MLL, we have multiple factors to consider in player/personnel decisions and Tony (Seaman) and I are in a similar situation," said Leaphart. "This deal made perfect sense, on and off the field. They're getting a true Warrior in Boltus and we're certainly excited to welcome Peet and Casey into the Hounds family. Those guys will play a huge role in our future success."
Poillon is a three-time MLL All-Star who put up 24 goals (including three 2-pointers) and added 13 assists in 11 games for the Outlaws this season. The midfielder posted a shot percentage of 34.3% and his 40 points tied for second in the Outlaws offense. Cittadino, a seven-year MLL veteran, tallied two goals, four assists and added 12 groundballs for the Outlaws.
The Hounds, a 2012 expansion team, finished their inaugural season at 5-9 and sixth place in the league. Tickets for the 2013 season, which begins in April and includes the MLL All-Star Game, are already on sale.
Major League Lacrosse Stories from September 13, 2012
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