Oct. 2, 2012
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Former Notre Dame All-America defenseman Kevin Randall was selected by the Philadelphia Wings in Monday’s National Lacrosse League (NLL) Draft. Randall was picked in the fifth round (41st overall).
The 2012 NLL Entry Draft, which consisted of six rounds and 56 total picks, was held at the Toronto Westin Harbour Castle. The NLL is comprised of nine teams and the indoor league’s regular season stretches from January through April.
Randall (Penfield, N.Y./Penfield H.S.) copped first-team All-America honors from the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) this past season along with being named to the USILA Scholar All-America Team. He was selected as the 2012 BIG EAST Defenseman of the Year in addition to earning unanimous first-team all-league accolades.
He was a key reason why the Notre Dame defense finished the season ranked first nationally by allowing just 6.31 goals per game. The Fighting Irish also boasted the nation’s top man-down defense (.892). Notre Dame was a national semifinalist and concluded the 2012 campaign with a 13-3 record and ranked third in the final Nike/Inside Lacrosse media poll. The Charlotte Hounds selected Randall during January’s Major League Lacrosse draft.
Randall, an Irish team captain during his senior season, graduated in May with a degree in civil engineering from Notre Dame’s College of Engineering. He finished with a cumulative GPA of 3.561. Randall was a finalist for the 2012 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award as he excelled not only on the field, but also in the classroom and community. He also was the men’s lacrosse recipient of the 2011-12 BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete Sports Excellence Award.