A total of five MLC products were chosen at the event, which sees the eight clubs in the BCJALL select a total of 48 minor lacrosse players from across the province.
Mission’s Trase Recsky was the first MLC player selected, going seventh overall to the Delta Islanders.
We’ve selected Trace Recsky from Mission with our 1st round pick 7th over all. Welcome to the @jraislanders family Trace.
— Delta Jr. Islanders (@jraislanders) January 5, 2019
Recsky has had an outstanding youth career with both MLC and Team B.C. The goaltender has represented the province at the pee wee, bantam and midget levels. He also manned the net for the Fraser Valley team at the 2018 B.C. Summer Games. Recsky was in between the pipes for the MLC when the midget A2 team earned provincial bronze.
The MLC’s Cody McMahon was next, going 14th overall to the Port Coquitlam Saints.
— BC Junior A Lacrosse (@BCJALL) January 5, 2019
Local sports fans might also recognize McMahon’s name from his time this fall starring as a fullback and defensive end with the Mission Roadrunners senior varsity football team.
Also selected on Saturday was: Kai Maenpaa (28th overall, Langley Thunder), Nathan Jensen (36th overall, Langley Thunder) and Ayden Lane (Port Coquitlam Saints).
It’s expected that the selected players will either suit up for their respective club’s junior B teams in 2019, or return to the MLC. For more on the draft, visit bcjall.com.