5 Males’s Lacrosse Gamers Chosen in 2022 NLL Draft; Three ‘Phins Taken In First Spherical

September 11, 2022

Toronto, Ontario – 5 Jacksonville College males’s lacrosse gamers heard their named referred to as Saturday night within the 2022 Nationwide Lacrosse League Entry Draft, held at The Carlu in downtown Toronto.
The Dolphins had three of the primary 12 picks within the draft, with Dylan Watson (#2 total, Las Vegas Desert Canines), Zack Deaken (#8 total, New York Riptide), and Bo BowHunter (#12 total, Halifax Thunderbirds) heard their names referred to as early within the draft. Jacksonville was certainly one of three faculties with a number of picks within the first spherical.

Within the third spherical, Troy Hettinger turned the fourth ‘Phin to listen to his named chosen, going 57th total to the Philadelphia Wings. Within the six spherical, Max Waldbaum rounded out the Jacksonville draft picks, going 103rd total to the Philadelphia Wings.

“I’m certain the skin world is stunned to see 5 guys in our program get drafted to the NLL right now,” head coach John Galloway stated. “What I can inform you is the individuals who know our staff and these guys should not stunned in any respect. Clearly, this group is headlined by Dylan Watson, Zack Deaken and Bo BowHunter. These three have been taking part in the indoor recreation for a very long time to realize what they achieved right now. I’m so comfortable for them and their households to have their nicely deserved second within the solar right now. They may have lengthy and illustrious careers within the NLL, and I am unable to wait to observe them. As for Troy and Max, I imagine each will succeed within the league for one purpose: they’re fighters. These two perceive what it takes to win, and that interprets in any sport. One factor I do know is I obtained a variety of new NLL staff gear to purchase. I am unable to wait to get again to work with these guys on Monday!”


A switch from Georgetown, Watson joins the Dolphins after being named an All-American by USA Lacrosse Journal and the USILA. Watson was named the 2022 Huge East Attackman of the 12 months, following his 58 aim displaying within the spring. Watson averaged 3.41 objectives per recreation for the Hoyas, good for fourth within the nation.


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Named a 2022 USILA Preseason All-American, Deaken appeared in 16 contests for Jacksonville this previous spring. Named to the 2022 SoCon Event Staff, Deaken was a SoCon First Staff alternative in 2021, and a Second Staff choice in 2019. The Orangeville, Ontario product has appeared in 49 contests throughout his time at JU, gathering 101 groundballs and inflicting 49 turnovers.

BowHunter appeared in 39 video games throughout his time at Jacksonville, showing in 16 contests this spring for the nationally ranked Dolphins. In his profession, the Ohswaken, Ontario native recorded 29 objectives and 7 assists.

The three first spherical picks is the primary time in Jacksonville College historical past with a number of first spherical draft picks in the identical draft. Watson and Deaken’s top-10 picks turns into the primary time in JU historical past the Dolphins had a top-10 draft choice in knowledgeable league draft.
Named a Staff Captain previous to this previous season, Hettinger was named a Midseason All-American this yr by Inside Lacrosse, additionally gathering All-American honors courtesy of USA Lacrosse Journal. A 2022 SoCon First Staff alternative, Hettinger has scored 21 objectives as a ‘Phin, recording 60 groundballs and inflicting 15 turnovers throughout his profession.

A Tewaaraton Award Watch Record member in 2022, Waldbaum collected All-American recognition from USA Lacrosse Journal, USILA and Inside Lacrosse this spring. In his first season at JU, Waldbaum broke the single-season program file for factors in a season, with 72. Waldbaum had 14 multi-goal efforts together with 9 video games with three-plus objectives, on his option to the second most objectives in a marketing campaign, with 48. A SoCon First Staff choice, Waldbaum was named a Staff Captain previous to final season.

The 2022 draft is the second straight season the Dolphins had had a number of draft picks within the NLL draft, as Jeremy Winston and Colin Hinton heard their named referred to as a yr in the past by the Halifax Thunderbirds. After right now’s draft, 9 Dolphins have heard their named chosen within the NLL Entry Draft in program historical past.