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Mark Evanchick 2020 MLL Draft Prospect

May 1, 2020 - Major League Lacrosse (MLL) News Release

Boston, MA - As Evanchick's role with the Quakers grew, the team's record improved. In 2018, the first season in which Evanchick saw time for the University of Pennsylvania, the team went 7-8. In his second season as a starter, taking a leading role for the defense, Penn went 12-4 in 2019. With only 5 games in the 2020 season, it was too early to tell if Evanchick could improve on this record in his final campaign.

Mark Evanchick has the talent of a top linebacker and top lacrosse defender - he is dynamic, strong and ready for a challenge. On top of his clear talent, he has ties to both Philadelphia and Connecticut, a draw for teams on the lookout for home-grown talent.

Will we see Evanchick become the newest member of the Hammerheads or the Barrage? Will another team pick him up first? To find out, follow the results of the 2020 MLL Collegiate Draft Presented by Cascade on MLL's social media platforms, May 4 at 7:30pm EST. (Instagram: @majorleaguelax, Twitter: @MLL_Lacrosse)

Mark Evanchick

Height: 5-11

Weight: 210

University: University of Pennsylvania

Hometown: Darien, CT

Highschool: Darien

 

Ground Balls Caused Turnovers

Season GP-GS # Rank Across Team # Rank Across Team

2020 5-5 4 14th 3 3rd

2019 16-16 13 14th 3 10th

2018 15-15 19 7th 8 3rd

2017 3-1 0 n/a 0 n/a

Noteworthy for 2020 Draft

Dynamic - There is immeasurable value of a multisport athlete on the lacrosse field. New was a top football player out of high school and spent time as a linebacker with the Penn football team.

Ready for a Challenge - When asked about guarding an opposing team's top talent, "I look forward to it and take pride in it."

Local - With teams now in Philadelphia and Connecticut, whether Evanchick stays in Philadelphia or returns home, there is an MLL team now in search of local talent.

Collegiate Accolades

2x First-Team All-Ivy

2019: USILA All-American

2019: ECAC First-Team All-Star

Personal Notes

Political Science Major

High School: Lettered four times in football (Holds Connecticut state record for sacks) and lacrosse

High School: 2x Connecticut Player of the Year, 3x All-State and All-FCIAC selection


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