SPARKS, Md. – Major League Lacrosse held its annual Collegiate Draft on Wednesday evening from the United States Lacrosse headquarters. Salisbury University senior defenseman Kyle Tucker earned the opportunity to play at the next level as he was taken by the Chesapeake Bayhawks.
Tucker will not be moving too far from the Eastern Shore as the Bayhawks are located in Annapolis, Maryland. He will join fellow collegiate players Sean Mayle from Denver University, Ian MacKay from University of Vermont, Ryan Hursey from Georgetown University, and Johns Hopkins University's Shack Stanwick as the Bayhawks newest members and rookie class.
Tucker has been an integral part of Salisbury's success during his time in the maroon and gold accounting for 84 games played, 216 groundballs, and 120 caused turnovers. He was named the 2017 Intercollegiate Men's Lacrosse Coaches Association Division III Defensive Player of the Year as well as being named a First-Team All-American selection for both the IMLCA and the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association.
The Bayhawks will open their season on Saturday, April 21 against the Dallas Rattlers. After a four-game road trip the Bayhawks will return home to Navy-Marine Corps Stadium to take on the Ohio Machine on June 2 at 7 p.m.