OAKVILLE, Ont. – Former Jacksonville University men’s lacrosse player Cameron Mann was selected by the Colorado Mammoth with the 32nd overall pick in Monday night’s National League Lacrosse (NLL) draft, held at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre in Oakville, Ontario. Mann becomes the third former Dolphin to join the professional ranks. Bobby Stockton was drafted in 2011 by the Jacksonville Bullies of the North American Lacrosse League, and Jake Ziegler spent time with the Rochester Rattlers of Major League Lacrosse in 2012.
Mann, who ended his career at JU last season with the most assists (68), points (139) and ground balls (166) in school history, was a four-year captain for the Dolphins and was named First Team All-MAAC in his final three seasons in the green and gold. With 16 goals and 10 assists last season as a senior, Mann was an integral part of a squad that set the program record with eight victories. As a junior, he set personal bests with 19 goals and 22 assists.
The Denver-based Mammoth will open training camp in November, with their season opener taking place at home at the Pepsi Center on December 28th against the Edmonton Rush. The NLL was founded in 1986 and has a total of nine franchises, with five of them based in the United States and another four in Canada. Each year, the teams battle it out for the Champion’s Cup, won in 2013 by the Rochester Knighthawks.
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