Former Syracuse Orange attackman Brendan Bomberry was selected by the Georgia Swarm of the National Lacrosse League with the seventh overall pick in the league’s 2018 Entry Draft.
Bomberry played two seasons with the Orange after spending his first two years as a member of the Denver Pioneers. During his time in Syracuse, he started in all 31 games he appeared, mainly at attack, and recorded a total of 56 goals and 18 assists for 74 points. He had 28 goals in both of his years, leading John Desko’s squad in that category this past season. He also played for the Iroquois Nationals in the 2018 FIL World Lacrosse Championships in Netanya, Israel.
As for his box lacrosse stats, he’s played for the Six Nations Chiefs in Major Series Lacrosse up in Canada during the summer. In 23 games in the past two summers, Bomberry has recorded seven goals and 20 assists in 23 games along with 25 penalty minutes.
Bomberry joins a Swarm team that also includes former Orange players Randy Staats and Joel White.
Here’s the entire first round of the 2018 NLL Entry Draft with their box lacrosse positions (player’s college in parenthesis):
- Austin Staats, Forward, San Diego (Onondonga Community College - NJCAA)
- Chris Cloutier, Forward, Philadelphia (North Carolina)
- Matt Gilray, Defense, Buffalo (Bucknell)
- Ian MacKay, Transition, Buffalo (Vermont)
- Connor Robinson, Forward, Saskatchewan (High Point)
- Shane Simpson, Defense, Calgary (North Carolina)
- BRENDAN BOMBERRY, FORWARD, GEORGIA (SYRACUSE)
- Adam Wiedemann, Defense, Georgia (Belmont Abbey - Division II)
- James Barclay, Defense, Rochester (Providence)
- Connor Fields, Forward, San Diego (Albany)
- Connor Kearnan, Forward, San Diego (Canisius)
- Eli Salama, Defense, Calgary (RIT - Division III)
- Reese Callie, Transition, Calgary (Colorado Mesa - Division II)