Seniors Connor Keating, a defenseman on the men’s lacrosse team, and Kevin McGeary, a midfielder, were selected in the Major League Lacrosse Draft on Wednesday, April 18. The Denver Outlaws chose Keating with the eighth overall pick and the Boston Cannons selected McGeary with the 46th pick in the sixth round.
Keating, from Gladwyne, Pa., is the highest draft pick in the history of the lacrosse program, and the first Penn player to be chosen in the first round. A two-time First-Team All-Ivy honoree, he was named a Third-Team USILA All-American last season and an Inside Lacrosse Preseason All-American this season. One of the highest-scoring long-poles in the country, he is also one of 10 finalists for the prestigious Senior CLASS Award.
Hailing from Newtown Square, Pa., McGeary was an All-Ivy honorable mention last year, and is the leading goal-scorer on this year’s squad. His 80-plus career goals rank him in the Top 10 in Penn lacrosse history. Against the No. 1-ranked Duke Blue Devils on Feb. 24, he had 3 goals and 1 assist to help the Quakers earn a 10-9 victory.
Launched in 2001, Major League Lacrosse consists of nine teams in Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Maryland, Dallas, Denver, Florida, New York, and Ohio. The season runs April through August. Two hundred and thirty of the best lacrosse players in the world compete in the league.