Denver Outlaws Select 10 in Supplemental Draft
DENVER - The Denver Outlaws selected 10 players in the 2012 Major League Lacrosse Supplemental Draft on Wednesday, bringing the team's roster to 33 players.
"We went into the supplemental draft knowing that we have seven players that will not be with us for the first three games of the 2013 season because they play in the indoor league," General Manager Tony Seaman said. "Therefore we wanted to make sure we have the depth at each position on the field to compete in those games without a number of our players. We believe that we accomplished that goal in today's draft."
The Outlaws opened their selections by bringing back goalie Charlie Cipriano, who appeared in two games as a rookie for the Outlaws last season. He allowed four goals and saved six shots in 14:07 of game action.
"It was very important for us to get Charlie Cipriano back on our roster as well as looking for more depth at the attack and defense positions," Seaman said. "We believe we have done just that with the addition of 10 players today."
The team selected attackman Tom Compitello in the second round. Compitello scored two goals in two appearances for Hamilton as a rookie in 2012. Next, the team added attackman James Dailey, a second-year player out of Stevenson University with the 23rd overall choice.
In the fifth round, the Outlaws selected defenseman Ethan Vedder, who played a career-best five games and assisted on a pair of goals for the Cannons in 2012. Vedder played two games in 2010 for the Outlaws.
Round six brought a familiar name to Denver in midfielder Adam Jones, who earned the National Lacrosse League's Rookie of the Year Award after setting a single-season rookie record with 29 goals for the Colorado Mammoth in 2012. Jones scored one goal in his two games for Hamilton as a rookie in the MLL last season.
In the eighth round, the Outlaws went back to defense with the selection of Tom Guadagnolo, a third-year player who appeared in 14 games during his first two seasons with Rochester. Sixth-year veteran Dan Deckelbaum, who has scored seven goals in 11 MLL games was added in round nine.
Round 10 saw another former Outlaw return to Denver with the selection of midfielder Mikey Thompson. The third-year player out of Virginia played two games for the Outlaws in 2011 before having his season cut short due to injury.
The team drafted another midfielder in round 11, adding former Duke Blue Devil Steve Schoeffel. With their final pick, the Outlaws brought back defenseman Ken Clausen. The second-year player out of Virginia picked up 16 ground balls as a rookie for the Outlaws in 2010, but has battled knee injuries since.
Overall, the Outlaws selected one goalie, two attackmen, four midfielders and three defensemen in the supplemental draft.
We are thrilled with the players we were able to pick up today in the supplemental draft," Head Coach Jim Stagnitta said. "We had specific needs going in and feel like we were able to address each of those. We are especially pleased with the level of experience as well as the quality of players we added to the Outlaws roster. We improved our team today and are excited to welcome this group to the Outlaws."
Denver Outlaws 2011 MLL Supplemental Draft Results
Round Overall Player Position
1 7 Charlie Cipriano* Goalie
2 15 Tom Compitello Attack
3 23 James Dailey Attack
5 33 Ethan Vedder* Defense
6 43 Adam Jones Midfield
8 63 Tom Guadagnolo Defense
9 71 Dan Deckelbaum Midfield
10 79 Mikey Thompson* Midfield
11 87 Steve Schoeffel Midfield
12 95 Ken Clausen* Defense
*Has appeared on the Outlaws roster
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