Three UMass players — Will Manny (14th overall), Jake Smith (30th) and Colin Fleming (49th) — were selected in the 2013 Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft held yesterday at the U.S. Lacrosse Convention in Philadelphia.
Manny and Smith were selected by the Boston Cannons and Fleming was taken by the Ohio Machine. They will join their respective teams following the conclusion of the 2013 UMass season.
Manny, a Tewaaraton Award finalist last season, has racked up 91 goals and 73 assists in his collegiate career, making him the Minutemen’s active leader in points with 164.
Smith, a defenseman, is a two-year starter for UMass and contributed 28 groundballs and 11 turnovers in 2012. Fleming broke onto the national lacrosse season last season and has 42 goals and 14 assists over his three years with the Minutemen.
UMass kicks off its 2013 lacrosse regular season at home against Army on Feb. 9 at 1 p.m. at Garber Field.