Gerry Reilly Selected by Hamilton Nationals in Major League Lacrosse Draft
Jan. 17, 2012
WASHINGTON - WASHINGTON - Senior midfielder Gerry Reilly (Cincinnati, Ohio/St. Xavier) was selected in the eighth round, 63rd overall, by the Hamilton Nationals in the 2012 Major League Lacrosse (MLL) Collegiate Draft. Reilly, one of the Hoyas tri-captains for the 2012 season, scored five goals and picked up 32 ground balls during his junior season.
Reilly becomes the 22nd player in GU history selected by an MLL team, as the Blue & Gray have had players selected in each of the past five drafts, with Barney Ehrmann and Dan Hostetler being selected in the 2011 MLL Collegiate Draft. Reilly will be eligible to sign with Hamilton following the Hoyas' 2012 season.
"I was very excited to be drafted by the Hamilton Nationals this past Friday night," Reilly said. "I knew that I was kind of on the bubble in terms of being drafted, but just to be mentioned with some of the others guys that were drafted and other guys that are in the league is truly an honor."
"Gerry Reilly is an excellent choice because he's very good on both ends of the field," Georgetown Head Coach Dave Urick said. "He's a throwback midfielder, because he's so good on both ends of the field. We've used him a lot as short-stick defensive middie, because he's been so good in that role, but he's also a very good offensive player and will be successful in that league."
Reilly, who is preparing for his senior season on the Hilltop, should have plenty of guidance in Hamilton, as former Hoya All-Americans Brodie Merrill and Jerry Lambe are currently on the Nationals' roster.
"Playing lacrosse at Georgetown has really enabled me to develop as a student, athlete, and person, and I hope to continue to develop in the MLL with the Hamiltion Nationals," Reilly said. "I really owe a lot to my coaches and teammates at Georgetown for pushing me every day. I'm also excited to play with some former Hoyas such as Brodie Merrill and Jerry Lambe."
Reilly and the Hoyas begin its 2012 season on Friday, February 24 at 7 p.m. when they host local rival Maryland on Multi-Sport Field. The Hoyas play its first four games at home at Multi-Sport Field on the campus of Georgetown University.