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Poillon, Hopmann, Blevins Selected in Major League Lacrosse Entry Draft
Peet Poillon was the 20th pick overall, tabbed by the Boston Cannons.
Jeremy Blevins joins former mates Brendan Mundorf and Drew Westervelt in Denver.
Hoboken, NJ–A trio of UMBC seniors were selected in last night’s Major League Lacrosse’s Entry Draft at Stevens Institute of Technology. Midfielder Peet Poillon (Cranberry Township, Pa.) was a third-round selection (20th overall) by the Boston Cannons, while midfielder Alex Hopmann (Annapolis, Md./Annapolis) and goalkeeper Jeremy Blevins (Cockeysville, Md./Calvert Hall) were back-to-back fourth-round picks of the Denver Outlaws.
The three selections matches the total number of Retrievers selected in draft history, all of whom were taken in the past three drafts. Attackman Brendan Mundorf was selected by the Outlaws in 2006 and linemate Drew Westervelt was picked by the same club in 2007. Midfielder Terry Kimener was tabbed by the Chicago Machine in the 2008 draft.
Poillon just earned Second-Team All America honors after a brilliant 2009 campaign for the America East champion Retrievers. He led the squad with 47 points, scoring 26 goals and adding a team-best 21 assists. The First-Team All-Conference selection also competed for the South squad in the USILA’s 68th annual North-South game on May 21 at Harvard University.
Hopmann was picked 35th and Blevins was selected 36th and they are set to join former teammates Mundorf and Westervelt in the Mile-High City. Both four-year letterwinners earned honorable mention All America honors after captaining the Retrievers to their second straight league title this spring. Hopmann, a Second-Team All-Conference selection, led UMBC with 36 goals in ’09, and became the 25th player in school history to surpass the 100-point (103) plateau. Blevins, the 2009 America East Player of the Year, posted 44 career wins, fifth in NCAA Division I men’s lacrosse history. He started all 63 games for UMBC in four years and capped each campaign with an appearance in the NCAA Tournament.
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