Two members of Penn lacrosse get drafted by Major League Lacrosse


Over the weekend, seniors Matt McMahon and Joe McCallion of Penn lacrosse were drafted by Major League Lacrosse.

McMahon — a defenseman — was drafted 35th overall in the fifth round by the Ohio Machine, while McCallion — a midfielder — was drafted 52nd overall in the seventh round by the Denver Outlaws.

Both players have enjoyed outstanding careers thus far with the Red and Blue.

McMahon has been a defensive stalwart for the Quakers, starting every game over the past two years and getting named honorable mention Preseason All-American by Inside Lacrosse for the upcoming year. Meanwhile, McCallion has contributed greatly as a versatile midfielder, stuffing the stat sheet in various categories.

McMahon and McCallion will follow their former teammate Zack Losco — who was drafted last year — into the MLL.

Being that the Red and Blue have yet to start this season’s competitive play, both players retain eligibility for their senior campaigns and will finish off their collegiate careers before officially going pro.

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