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Big Ten CommunicationsPublished: 5/8/2024, Last updated: 5/20/2024
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Eleven Big Ten Players Selected in PLL Draft

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ROSEMONT, Ill. – Eleven players from the Big Ten Conference were selected at the 2024 Premier Lacrosse League Draft, held May 7 in Bristol, Conn.

Maryland’s Ajax Zappitello, the 2024 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, was chosen third overall by the Maryland Whipsnakes while Rutgers midfielder Shane Knobloch, a 2024 Big Ten First Team selection, was selected fourth overall by the Carolina Chaos.

All six Big Ten programs were represented in the draft as Johns Hopkins had a conference-high three players selected followed by Maryland (2), Michigan (2), Rutgers (2), Ohio State (1) and Penn State (1).

The sixth PLL season begins June 1-2 in Albany, N.Y.

2024 Premier Lacrosse League Draft Selections

Name, Pos.SchoolRoundPickPLL Team
Ajax Zappitello, DMaryland13Maryland Whipsnakes
Shane Knobloch, MRutgers14Carolina Chaos
Beau Pederson, SSDMMichigan213Utah Archers
TJ Malone, APenn State317Maryland Whipsnakes
Garrett Degnon, AJohns Hopkins318California Redwoods
Ross Scott, ARutgers320Carolina Chaos
Marcus Hudgins, DOhio State323Philadelphia Waterdogs
Luke Wierman, FOMaryland425Denver Outlaws
Chayse Ierlan, GJohns Hopkins429California Redwoods
Scott Smith, DJohns Hopkins430Boston Cannons
Michael Boehm, AMichigan431Philadelphia Waterdogs