Jonathan Donville No. 1, Tehoka Nanticoke No. 3 in NLL Entry Draft

PHOTO BY JOHN STROHSACKER


For the second year in a row, a product of the Cornell men’s lacrosse team went first overall in the NLL Entry Draft.

Last year, it was Jeff Teat to the New York Riptide. This year, Jonathan Donville has earned the distinction as the top pick, going No. 1 to Panther City Lacrosse Club in Saturday night’s virtual draft.

Donville’s career with Cornell was largely cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic, which shortened his 2020 campaign and outright canceled the season in 2021. Still, he posted 90 points in two-plus seasons, proving a capable secondary option behind Teat when the two were on the field together.

Tehoka Nanticoke was notably drafted third overall by the Buffalo Bandits. Nanticoke was dismissed from the Albany men’s lacrosse team in April, and it remained unclear up to this point if he would transfer to another university to finish his NCAA career. Instead, he’ll take his talents to the NLL.

Head below to see how the rest of the first round went down.







2021 NLL DRAFT RESULTS
FIRST ROUND

1. Panther City — Jonathan Donville, Brooklin MSL/Cornell, RF
2. Georgia (from NY) — Ryan Lanchbury, Burlington Jr. A/Richmond, RF
3. Buffalo (from ROC) — Tehoka Nanticoke, Six Nations MSL/Albany, RF
4. Vancouver — Adam Charalambides, Orangeville Jr. A/Rutgers, LF
5. San Diego — Mike McCannell, Oakville MSL/Stony Brook, LT
6. Calgary — Kyle Waters, Brooklin MSL/Detroit Mercy, RF
7. Saskatchewan (from COL) — Jake Boudreau, Brampton Jr. A/Robert Morris, LT
8. Saskatchewan (from PHI) — Ryan Barnable, Whitby Jr. A/RIT, LD
9. San Diego (from GA) — Patrick Shoemay, New Westminster Salmonbellies Jr. A/RIT, RD
10. Calgary (from BUF via PHI) — Justin Inacio – Brooklin MSL/Ohio State, RT
11. Panther City (from TOR via GA) — Nathan Grenon – Brampton Jr. A/Mercyhurst, LF
12. Halifax — RD Max Wilson, Victoria Shamrocks Jr. A/NJIT, RD
13. San Diego (from SASK via BUF) — Jacob Dunbar, Port Coquitlam Jr. A. RF
14. Buffalo (from ALB) — Thomas Vaesen, Nanaimo Jr. A/Montevello, LF
15. Philadelphia (from CGY via PC) — Hunter Lemeuix, Burlington Jr. A/Roberts Wesleyan, LF
16. Albany (compensatory selection) — Patrick Kaschalk, Burlington Jr. A/Stony Brook, LD

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