June 6, 2010

Timmy Katz Drafted by MLL's Long Island Lizards

NEW HAVEN, CT (June 6, 2010) - Timmy Katz was drafted by the Long Island Lizards in the 2010 Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft held at Yale University on Sunday.  Katz, an attacker and Long Island native from Freeport, NY, was selected in the fifth round by the Lizards.

Long Island selected fourth overall in Sunday's draft and took Duke long stick midfielder Parker McKee with its first pick.  Katz was 28th player selected and the fourth pick made by the Lizards in the six team, eight round draft.  Katz becomes the second Pioneer in program history to be selected in the MLL Draft, joining Tony Tanzi who was the 46th player taken in the 2008 draft by the Boston Cannons.

In his final season for the Pioneers, Katz led the Red & White with 32 goals and 15 assists for 47 total points.  He was named a USILA Scholar All-American as well as a NEILA Scholar Athlete.  Katz also represented SHU in the NEILA East/West All-Star Game and the North/South USILA All-Star Game, which he scored two goals in and collected an assist.

Katz led the Pioneers in scoring each of the last three seasons and finished his four-year career with 78 goals, 38 assists and 116 points.  His 32 goals this season marked a career high mark.

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