May 28, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Georgetown University senior men's lacrosse player Stevie Bauer (Red Bank, N.J./Peddie School) was selected by the Chicago Machine in the fourth round of the Major League Lacrosse collegiate draft, held on Wednesday night at Stevens Tech in Hoboken, N.J.
Bauer was selected with the first pick of the fourth round, the 27th selection overall. He joins former Georgetown All-American Brendan Cannon (C'08), who was taken in the third round by Chicago last year.
A leader on the Hoya defense, Bauer finished second on the team with 44 ground balls. He helped Georgetown rank 10th in the country in ground balls per game (35.07) and was a key in the Hoya unit limiting opponents to fewer than 10 goals nine times this season. Opponents scored more than 10 goals against GU only twice all season.
He was honored at the end of the season as well, earning second team All-ECAC honors and then being selected as an honorable mention All America by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association.
Sine Major League Lacrosse was founded in 2001, 25 former Georgetown players have been selected in the player draft.
Bauer will be one of six former Hoyas currently playing in Major League Lacrosse, joining Cannon, Jerry Lambe (Long Island Lizards), Brodie Merrill (Toronto Nationals), Kyle Sweeney (Philadelphia Barrage) and current Georgetown assistant coach Scott Urick (Washington Bayhawks).