Georgetown Lax Phenoms Take Their Talents to PLL

WASHINGTON – Former Georgetown University men’s lacrosse All-Americans Daniel Bucaro (C’19) and Nick Marrocco (B’18) were selected in the Premier Lacrosse League Entry Draft on Thursday night. Bucaro was taken in the first round, third overall by Atlas LC while Marrocco went in the third round, 17th overall, by Cannons LC. The duo joins fellow Hoya All-American Brodie Merrill (C’05) in the PLL who was taken first overall in the Expansion Draft by Cannons LC on March 11.

Daniel Bucaro (C’19)
Attack, Atlas LC

Bucaro in Major League Lacrosse
• 2020 Major League Lacrosse Rookie of the Year.
• Tallied 13 goals and added two assists in five games for the Outlaws in 2020.
• Led the Outlaws to the 2020 MLL Championship Game.
• Drafted in the first round, ninth overall, by the Outlaws in 2019.

Bucaro at Georgetown
• 2018 and 2019 BIG EAST Champion.
• Tewaaraton Award Nominee (2018, 2019)
• USILA Second Team All-American (2019); USILA Honorable Mention All-American (2018); Inside Lacrosse Third Team Media All-American (2019).
• All-BIG EAST First Team (2019, 2018, 2017); All-BIG EAST Second Team (2016); BIG EAST Attack Player of the Year (2019); BIG EAST Freshman of the Year (2016).
• Tallied 226 career points (153G, 73A) to go with 83 ground balls.
• Finished his time on the Hilltop as Georgetown’s career leader in goals (153) and second in points (226).
• Awarded Georgetown’s William Corcoran Memorial Trophy (Team MVP) in 2019; Named Outstanding Offensive Player (2016, 2017).

Nick Marrocco (B’18)
Goalie, Cannons LC

Marrocco in Major League Lacrosse
• 2020 Major League Lacrosse Champion with the Boston Cannons.
• Played three seasons with Boston (2018-20), serving as a team captain in 2019 and 2020.
• Collected 296 saves in 23 games between the pipes with the Cannons.
• Honored with the David Huntley Man of the Year Award in 2019.

Marrocco at Georgetown
• 2018 BIG EAST Champion.
• USILA First Team All-American (2018); Inside Lacrosse Honorable Mention Media All-American (2018)
• First Team All-BIG EAST (2015, 2018); BIG EAST Goalie of the Year (2018); BIG EAST Tournament Most Outstanding Player (2018).
• Earned 27 wins in goal, collecting 658 saves to go with 121 ground balls and 19 caused turnovers.
• Posted a .534 career save percentage and a 10.08 goals-against average.
• Awarded Georgetown’s William Corcoran Memorial Trophy (Team MVP) in 2018; Named Outstanding Defensive Player (2015).

Brodie Merrill (C’05)
Defense, Cannons LC

Merrill in Premier Lacrosse League
• Selected first overall in the 2021 PLL Expansion Draft by Cannons LC.
• Member of Chaos LC in 2019 and Waterdogs LC in 2020.
• Collected 46 ground balls and credited with 11 caused turnovers in 15 games.
• Nominated for the Dave Huntley Sportsmanship Award and Brendan Looney Leadership Award.
• Selected by Waterdog LC third overall in the 2020 PLL Expansion Draft.

Merrill in Major League Lacrosse
• Played 14 seasons in the MLL for the Bayhawks, Rattlers, Nationals and Cannons.
• Won MLL championships with the Bayhawks (2005), Rattlers (2008) and Toronto Nationals (2009).
• MLL Rookie of the Year (2005).
• 6x MLL Defensive Player of the Year (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011).
• 7x MLL All-Star.

Merrill at Georgetown
• 2x Tewaaraton Award Finalist (2004, 2005).
• 2x USILA First Team All-American (2004, 2005).
• USILA Schmeisser Award winner as NCAA Outstanding Defenseman.
• 2x ECAC Champion (2003, 2004).
• 2x All-ECAC First Team (2004, 2005); ECAC Defensive Player of the Year (2005).
• Tallied 250 ground balls, most for a non-FOGO in program history.
• Awarded Georgetown’s William Corcoran Memorial Trophy (Team MVP) in 2004 and 2005.

Following the Entry Draft, the PLL Waiver Wire opens for the Cannons from March 26-29 and is open to the rest of the league beginning March 30. Other former Hoya standouts eligible to be picked up include Patrick Aslanian (B’19), Charlie Ford (C’17), Greg Galligan (B’18), Michael Mayer (B’17), Reilly O’Connor (C’15) and Lucas Wittenberg (B’19).

The PLL College Draft will take place on Tuesday, April 6.

Courtesy of Georgetown Athletics

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