Rattlers Acquire Rights To Koshansky

3/13/12 10:10 AM

Rattlers Acquire Rights To Koshansky

(Rochester, NY) –  The Rochester Rattlers have traded their fifth round pick in the 2013 Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Entry Draft and their sixth round 2013 MLL Supplemental Draft pick to the Boston Cannons for the rights to 2012 MLL draftee D Will Koshansky.  Koshansky is currently a senior on the Penn Men’s Lacrosse team and will remain an amateur until the conclusion of the 2012 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse season.

“This is a deal that really made a lot of sense to us in terms of value.”  Rochester Rattlers Head Coach Tim Soudan said.  “Will is a destructive force on defense who consistently causes turnovers.  He was a fifth round pick by the Cannons in the 2012 MLL Draft, so when we had a chance to pick him up for a fifth round pick we jumped on it”

Will Koshansky was named to the All-Ivy Second Team after the 2011 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse season.  He ranked first on the Penn roster, first in the Ivy League and third in the nation in caused turnovers per game.  Koshansky finished the season with forty-five caused turnovers.  He was second on the team in ground balls with forty-seven.  Koshansky started all fifteen games as a long stick middie and scored five goals and added two assists for seven points.  He helped lead Penn to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2006.

Koshansky started his career with Penn as a freshmen in 2009.  He played in ten games as a defensemen and finished second on the team in caused turnovers with twelve.  In 2010 Koshansky split time between defense and long stick middie.  He led Penn in caused turnovers with fifteen and was fourth on the team in ground balls.

Koshansky is currently playing defense for Penn this season.  He has eight ground balls and four caused turnovers in his first four games this season.

The Rochester Rattlers begin their tenth season in Major League Lacrosse on Saturday April 28th at 7PM in Harvard Stadium against the Boston Cannons.  The Rochester Rattlers home opener will be on Friday, June 1st at 7PM in Sahlen’s Stadium against the Cannons.  Season tickets, group packages, and flex packages are available by calling the Rattlers box office now at 585-454-5425.

The Rochester Rattlers begin their tenth season in Major League Lacrosse on Saturday, April 28th 2012 against the Boston Cannons in Harvard Stadium at 7PM.  The Rochester Rattlers home opener will be at Sahlen’s Stadium on Friday, June 1st 2012 against the Boston Cannons at 7PM.  For ticket information please contact 585.454.5424 or check out for more information.

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