December 27, 2011

Flaherty Picked By Bayhawks

Bulldog Drafted by MLL

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Jack Flaherty '11, a midfielder who completed his final Yale lacrosse season last spring, was selected by the Chesapeake Bayhawks of Major League Lacrosse in the 2012 supplemental draft on Dec. 14.

 

Flaherty, an archaeology major who spent the summer before his senior year digging for the Agora Project in Athens, Greece, was taken in the 12th round, the 93rd player chosen overall, and reports to training camp in April.

 

The Bayhawks, who went 8-7 last year under second-year head coach Brendan Kelly, play in Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on the campus of the U.S. Naval Academy. Flaherty was a candidate for the Naval Academy and was recruited to play lacrosse, but Yale was his first choice.

 

"I am confident that the experience of playing lacrosse in the Ivy League, under coach [Andy] Shay and his staff, has prepared me for this challenge," said Flaherty, whose brother, Colin, is a freshman attackman for the Bulldogs.