HANOVER, N.H. – Dartmouth men’s lacrosse senior captain Jack Korzelius was selected by the Atlanta Blaze with the 56th overall pick in the 2018 Major League Lacrosse (MLL) Draft on Wednesday evening.
Korzelius becomes the ninth Big Green player in program history to appear in the draft and the first since Patrick Resch ’14 was selected in 2015. The other seven picks were all between 2004 and 2007.
Hailing from Purchase, New York, he has appeared in and started all 11 games this spring and is currently second in goals (19) and third in points (22). He is tied for first with three man-up tallies, has grabbed 12 ground balls and has two caused turnovers.
He started 2018 off strong against Canisius, netting a hat trick that included scoring the game winner with just 1.9 seconds remaining in regulation. Since then, he has eight games with at least one point and is currently in the midst of a five-game stretch of registering multiple points.
Korzelius was tabbed an All-Ivy honorable mention selection as a sophomore and was named to the second team last season.
"I am excited for Jack to be taking the next step in his lacrosse career," head coach Brendan Callahan said. "He is one of the hardest workers, best athletes, and shooters that I have had the chance to work with during my career. I am glad to see all of his time and effort pay off with this opportunity. I think Atlanta got a good one with Jack. I am also excited for what this means for the program, the progress we are making and how our players are developing. It is a good sign when guys have worked themselves to the level that they are being considered and drafted to play at the next level. We know Jack will do a great job representing the Big Green in Atlanta."
Dartmouth will be at home for the last time this weekend, hosting Penn at noon. After the game, Korzelius and the other five Big Green seniors will be recognized and thanked for their four years of dedication to the team.