Compitello, Rand picked by Jacksonville in NALL draft

Adam Rand

Oct. 13, 2011

Somerville, N.J. - Former Stony Brook lacrosse standouts Tom Compitello '11 and Adam Rand '11 were drafted by the Jacksonville Bullies of the North American Lacrosse League on Wednesday evening. Compitello went sixth overall and Rand was picked 24th.

Compitello, who will serve as an assistant coach at Lehigh this season, scored 68 goals and had 78 assists in 51 games for the Seawolves. As a junior, he tallied 37 goals and 35 assists en route to honorable mention All-America honors. A two-time All-America East selection, Compitello was drafted by Major League Lacrosse's Boston Cannons last season.

Statistically one of the greatest face-off specialists in recent history, Rand finished his illustrious career with 796 face-off wins, good for third most in Division I history. Drafted by MLL's Hamilton Nationals, Rand played for the Long Island Lizards after being acquired in a midseason trade.

The North American Lacrosse League is a new professional indoor lacrosse league, which will begin play in January of 2012. The five teams, Charlotte, Hershey, Jacksonville, Kentucky and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, will play a 12-game schedule.