By MLL PR | 1/12/12 10:00 PM
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Contact: Wade Leaphart
Hounds Acquire Jovan Miller in Trade with Rattlers
Rattlers will Receive Picks in Friday’s Collegiate Draft in Exchange
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (January 12, 2012)– Major League Lacrosse (MLL) announced Thursday a trade between the Charlotte Hounds and Rochester Rattlers that will send Rattlers' midfielder Jovan Miller to Charlotte. The trade comes just 24 hours prior to the 2012 MLL Collegiate Draft.
In exchange for Miller, a two-time All-American and two-time National Champion with Syracuse University, the Rattlers will receive the Hounds’ No. 17 and No. 25 overall picks in the upcoming 2012 MLL Collegiate Draft. The Hounds will also receive Rochester’s No. 29 overall pick in Friday’s draft in addition to Miller.
Jovan was the No. 8 overall selection in the 2011 MLL Collegiate Draft. The midfielder scored four goals and added four assists from the Rattlers midfield in seven games last season. “We are very excited to add Jovan Millerto our roster,” said Jim McPhilliamy, President and Managing Partner, Charlotte Hounds. “Jovan is a tremendous athlete with a good work ethic who will positively impact our team from the start.”
The 2012 MLL Collegiate Draft will take place Friday, January 13 in Philadelphia, PA from 8:30pm to 11pm. For more information, please visit the MLL Draft Center.
About Charlotte Hounds
In January 2011, Major League Lacrosse announced a league expansion for the 2012 season that included Columbus, OH and Charlotte, NC. The Hounds will play all home games at historic American Legion Memorial Stadium. For more information, please visit http://www.charlottehounds.com
About Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, was founded by Jake Steinfeld and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. Major League Lacrosse commenced play in June of 2001 and will enter its twelfth season in 2012. MLL has continued to lead the sport of lacrosse into the mainstream of competitive team sports. The league is made up of eight teams: The Boston Cannons, Charlotte Hounds, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Denver Outlaws, Hamilton Nationals, Long Island Lizards, Ohio Machine and Rochester Rattlers.
The 2012 MLL Collegiate Draft will take place on January 13, 2012 in Philadelphia, PA. The 2012 season will commence on April 28, 2012. For more information, please visit http://www.majorleaguelacrosse.com