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Riptide Select Eight Players In 2008 Supplemental Draft

December 7, 2007 - Major League Lacrosse (MLL)
Los Angeles Riptide News Release


CARSON, CALIFORNIA - Wednesday, December 5, 2007 - The Los Angeles Riptide of Major League Lacrosse (MLL) selected eight players - four attackmen and four midfielders - in the 2008 Major League Lacrosse Supplemental Draft via a league wide conference call on Wednesday, the team announced today.

"We are very pleased with the results of the Supplemental Draft," said Riptide General Manager G.W. Mix. "The staff is very confident this group includes some very talented players who will help make our training camp extremely competitive."

With eight picks spread throughout the seven rounds the Riptide started by selecting Garett Rosecrans with the ninth overall selection in the first-round. Rosecrans, a graduate of Butler University in 2001, is a 6'3" 210 pound midfielder.

Then, with the first of its two second-round picks, the team selected attackman Mike McLellan (15th overall), a 2006 graduate from Mercyhurst College. In two seasons at Mercyhurst, the Ontario, Canada native scored at least one goal in every game played. He currently ranks third in career goals scored (90), first in points per game (4.11) and is tied for fifth in all-time career points (90 goals 21 assists).

Following the selection of McLellan the team chose another attackman, Sean Greenhalgh (Cornell 2005) with the 19th overall selection. Greenhalgh, a former teammate of Riptide defenseman Mitch Belisle, is second in career goals scored (136) and fourth in career points (169) at Cornell. A former player with the Philadelphia Wings (NLL), he led the team in goals (31) during his rookie campaign, and was given the 2006 NLL Sportsman Award.

Garrett Wilson, a 2007 graduate of Georgetown University, was the team's choice in the third-round (29th overall), adding to the Riptide's depth at midfield. Wilson who was a Tri-Captain of the 2007 Hoya squad, helped lead the team to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament, and was named as a Scholar All-American by the USILA.

In round four (39th overall), the Riptide picked midfielder Judd Lattimore (North Carolina 2001). Currently an assistant coach at his alma mater under his former head coach John Haus, Lattimore was a 2000 pre-season All-American selection by Inside Lacrosse Magazine.

In the fifth-round (49th overall), the Riptide selected midfielder Jason Rostan (Hampden-Sydney 2003). Rostan is currently an assistant coach at Hampden-Sydney under his father Ray Rostan. While in college, Jason garnered USILA All-America honors twice, receiving first team accolades in 2002 and second team honors in 2003. In 2002 he was named All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference player of the year and received an invite to tryout for Team USA in 2005.

With the 59th overall selection in the sixth-round the Riptide chose attackman David Madeira (Brown 2007). A former college teammate of current Riptide players Alex Buckley and Chazz Woodson, Madeira led Brown in goals scored during his junior campaign with 21 goals, and again senior campaign with 24 goals.

Dan Bauers (Loyola 2007) was selected in the seventh round (69th overall). In 2007 as a senior attackman, Bauers led the Greyhounds with 29 goals scored.

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