FOXBORO, Mass. – Virginia men’s lacrosse Attackman Zed Williams (Seneca Nation) was selected in the third round (22nd overall) by the Rochester Rattlers.
Williams (Sr., Irving, N.Y.), an USILA All-American (honorable mention), was on the 2017 Tewaaraton Trophy watch list and led UVA with 25 assists. He was second on the team with 52 points and 54 ground balls. Williams’ 54 ground balls are No. 2 behind Conrad for most in the nation among non-defensive players or faceoff specialists. Williams was the first player in the nation to reach the 20-20, 30-30, 40-40 and 50-50 club in points and ground balls. He is the only attackman in the nation with 50 ground balls. Williams also was named to the All-ACC team last month.
Virginia now has 52 all-time selections in the MLL Draft, which trails only Syracuse (61) for most in the nation all-time. UVA has had at least one player drafted in 16 straight MLL Drafts after having no one taken in the very first collegiate draft in 2001.