Hounds Build out Preseason Roster in Supplemental DraftDecember 11, 2013 - Major League Lacrosse (MLL) Charlotte Hounds
The Hounds in 2013 -- only their second season in the league -- fell just short of an MLL title with a 10-9 loss to the Chesapeake Bayhawks in the championship game. The Hounds posted a 7-7 regular-season record to secure the fourth and final playoff spot, then beat the previously undefeated Denver Outlaws by a score of 17-14 to advance to the title game.
Below is a complete roundup of the Hounds' supplemental draftees, who will join the members of the previously announced 23-man protected roster at training camp in early April and vie for a spot on the team's 25-man active roster, to be announced prior to the start of the 2014 season.
1st round, 7th overall: Jake Smith, D (UMass '13 -- 1 year MLL experience, most recently with Cannons)
2nd round, 11th overall: Mike Gabel, G (Vermont '05 -- 8 years MLL experience, most recently with Cannons)
2nd round, 15th overall: Davis Butts, M (Loyola Md. '13 -- Outlaws Draftee)
3rd round, 23rd overall: David Emala, M (North Carolina '13 -- Rattlers Draftee)
4th round, 31st overall: Michael Noone, M (Lehigh '13)
5th round, 33rd overall: Anthony Biscardi, M (UMass '12 -- 2 years MLL experience, most recently with Machine)
5th round, 39th overall: Dean Gibbons, A (Harvard '11)
6th round, 47th overall: Pierce Bassett, G (Johns Hopkins '13)
7th round, 55th overall: Dylan Ayers, D (St. John's '13)
8th round, 63rd overall: Joseph Lustgarden, A (UMBC '13)
9th round, 71st overall: Peter Mezzanotte, M (Towson '11 -- 2 years MLL experience, most recently with Outlaws)
10th round, 79th overall: Tom Harris, A (Hartford '08 -- Hounds practice squad in '13)
11th round, 87th overall: Zach Cummings, M (Limestone '13)
12th round, 95th overall: Kyle Miller, D (Johns Hopkins '07)
The Hounds will open the 2014 season at home against the Machine on Saturday, April 26. It will be the first game to be a part of The Fireball Cup rivalry series. Thanks to a new partnership with Fireball Whiskey, the Hounds and Machine -- the 2012 MLL expansion teams -- will now play bi-annually for The Fireball Cup, a traveling trophy awarded to the winner of the game. For the game played in Charlotte, the Hounds will partner with a local Fire Station on a fundraiser via ticket sales. Hounds season-ticket packages are available at charlottehounds.com/tickets .
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