Koshansky Drafted by MLL's Boston Cannons

Complete 2012 MLL Collegiate Draft

PHILADELPHIA - Major League Lacrosse held its Collegiate Draft during the U.S. Lacrosse Convention in Philadelphia over the weekend, and Penn senior long-stick midfielder Will Koshansky was selected in the fifth round by the Boston Cannons.

Koshansky was one of 12 Ivy League players drafted, and was the sixth player among the dozen taken. He was the 37th player taken overall. He is the third player from Penn's 2011 squad to be drafted -- 2011 graduates Al Kohart and Brett Hughes were chosen in the MLL Supplemental Draft in December.

For the second year in a row, the MLL Collegiate Draft was held before the start of the upcoming NCAA season and only seniors with expiring eligibility were eligible to be drafted. With the move, drafted players can directly join their respective MLL teams following their senior seasons.

Koshansky was a second-team All-Ivy pick a year ago, and finished the season third in the nation in caused turnovers per game (3.0). He was second among Penn players in ground balls, with 47, and even scored five goals and dished off two assists. In addition to his duties as a long-stick middie, Koshansky was a regular part of Penn's face-off unit.

Penn enjoyed a successful campaign last year, going 8-7 overall and advancing to the 16-team NCAA Championship field for the first time since 2006. The Quakers placed second in the Ivy League, its best finish in the conference since 1989.

This season, Penn was picked 14th in the preseason by Inside Lacrosse while Koshansky was a preseason All-America selection. The Quakers will open their season on Friday, Feb. 24 at Duke, with the home opener coming four days later against Lehigh.