BOSTON – Merrimack College men’s lacrosse senior Charlie Bertrand can make history Monday evening when Major League Lacrosse holds its 2020 Collegiate Draft.
Although Merrimack alums have previously and currently play in the league, including Scott Corcoran and Hunter Schmell, no Warrior has ever been drafted into the MLL. Bertrand, who had 18 goals and five assists for 23 points in six games in his shortened senior season, is considered a top prospect for Monday’s draft.
The Baldwinsville, N.Y. native is the most decorated player in program history, as he has garnered a trio of USILA All-American selections and was also twice named the USILA National Player of the Year. He was also a centerpiece on both of Merrimack’s national championship teams (2018, 2019) and was named the 2020 NEC Preseason Player of the Year by Inside Lacrosse without having played a second of Division I lacrosse previously.
Bertrand has 210 goals, 64 assists and 274 career points in 58 games and has registered at least one goal and one point in every game of his career. His goal and point totals both rank him second in Merrimack history behind Greg Rogowski ’09.
Monday’s draft is set to be held remotely, via teleconference, and starts at 7:30 pm. Results from the draft are set to be announced on a rolling basis via the league’s and individual team’s social media accounts. After the NCAA announced that all spring athletes have been granted an extra year of eligibility, players drafted into the league can opt to return for another year at the college level and the team that drafted them will retain their rights for a year.