Ohio Machine Sign Another Seven Players
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Machine have signed defenders Greg Danseglio, Will Nowesnick, Zach Powers, Andrew Newbold and Sean Meagher, goalie Evan Molloy, and SSDM Patrick Dehueck after drafting them in the first of two MLL Supplemental Drafts. Contract negotiations with the rest of the Machine's supplemental draft picks are ongoing.
"We're proud to add this group of guys who have a track record of winning championships," Machine Head Coach and General Manager Bear Davis said. "As we look to return to championship lacrosse we believe that each of these players have proven that they can help us based on their previous experiences, and we're excited to continue building our organization."
Danseglio started his collegiate career at the University of Virginia before transferring to the University of Maryland for his senior season in 2016. At Virginia Danseglio saw action in 45 games and started every game his sophomore and junior seasons, picking up All-ACC Academic Team honors his junior year. After transferring to Maryland, Danseglio redshirted in 2015 and returned to play in 2016, helping Maryland to a national title game. Danseglio led the team in ground balls with 66 and caused 17 turnovers in route to being named a Division I Third-Team All-American and a 2016 Academic All-Big Ten selection. After his collegiate career, Danseglio was selected 19th overall by the Atlanta Blaze, and later played for the Rochester Rattlers. Danseglio has 39 ground balls in 20 career games Danseglio was picked up in the 2018 MLL supplemental draft last January by the New York Lizards.
A recent graduate of Division III powerhouse Salisbury University, Nowesnick started appeared in all 88 career games at long stick midfield for the Sea Gulls, racking up 192 career ground balls and 132 career caused turnovers. The three-time All-American received second-team honors in his sophomore year, followed by first-team nods in 2017 and 2018. Over his last three seasons, Nowesnick and the Sea Gulls managed to make it to the National Championship each year, ultimately capturing the title in both 2016 and 2017.
The 50th pick in the 2016 MLL Collegiate Draft by the Ohio Machine, Powers spent his collegiate career at the University of North Carolina. The Upper Arlington native appeared in 62 career games, securing 48 ground balls and 29 caused turnovers. Powers helped his team secure a National Title in his senior season. Powers also was a member of 2010 and 2012 lacrosse state championship teams with Upper Arlington High School.
Molloy was a national standout over his junior and senior seasons as Syracuse University's goalie from 2014-2017. With a career record of 20-5, he was named ACC Tournament MVP and to the All-ACC Tournament Team in 2016 and helped lead his team to the NCAA Tournament in his senior year. With nearly 1500 career minutes at Syracuse, Molloy held a .506 career save percentage and even recorded a goal during his senior year, while stopping 154 shots. Molloy was selected by the Ohio Machine last January in the MLL Supplemental Draft and was at Machine Training Camp in April.
Newbold spent his college days as a part of the Sacred Heart Pioneers from 2011-2014. As a junior and senior, the Loveland, Ohio native was an All-NEC First-Team Selection. Statistically, he had his best season as a senior where he was able to scoop 43 ground balls and cause 27 turnovers in 15 games. In March 2016, Newbold was picked up by the Boston Cannons.
A 2014 graduate from Robert Morris University, Meagher was a presence on the defensive side of the field, securing All-NEC honors in his junior and senior years while being named NEC Defensive Player of the Year in 2013. Meagher was recruited by Machine head coach Bear Davis, who was the head coach at Robert Morris at that time, and played for him during his freshman year. Meagher was named a finalist for the Lowes Senior CLASS Award in 2014 and was named to the Division I Scholar All-American team for his contributions both on and off the field. Over his career, Meagher finished with 127 career ground balls and 98 career caused turnovers, which each rank as school records. Picked up by the Charlotte Hounds in 2015, Meagher signed with the Machine in 2016 and later went on the play for the Florida Launch in the 2017 and 2018 seasons.
A product of high school powerhouse the Hill Academy near Toronto, Ontario, DeHueck played his collegiate career at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia as a short stick defensive midfielder. A 2018 graduate, DeHueck collected 20 ground balls and caused 14 turnovers in 14 games during his senior year.
The seven players will compete for a roster spot at training camp this Spring.
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