MLL and NLL: Recent Transactions and Other News

NJ Pride Bolster Defense; Acquire Former Princeton Star Mollett

CLIFTON The New Jersey Pride, the Garden State's only professional lacrosse team, announced today the acquisition of All-Star defenseman Ryan Mollett, a former Princeton University star.

New Jersey traded the team's second round pick (15th overall) in the upcoming 2006 MLL Collegiate Draft, as well as second round and fifth round picks in the 2007 Collegiate Draft to the Chicago Machine in exchange for Mollett, who was an All-Star in 2003 for Rochester and is the Rattlers all-time leader in ground balls.

"Adding Ryan Mollett completes our defense," said Pride General Manager Trey Reeder. "You put Ryan Mollet out there with Brett Hughes and Ryan McClay and you have to feel pretty good about your chances of getting some stops on the defensive end. Ryan is a character guy who will blend right in with the rest of our unit and will be a great take-away defender."

Mollet was named the NCAA Division I defenseman of the year in 2001, and was a captain of the Tigers' squad that won the national title that year. He was a first team All-America selection in his senior campaign at Princeton, and was an academic All-American.

"Not only is Ryan a great lacrosse player, he is a very smart guy and is the kind of person you want to have on your team," Reeder said. "We feel as though we just made ourselves a much better team and we were able to keep the nucleus of our team intact.."

In five seasons of Major League Lacrosse, Mollett has had no less than 39 ground balls in any season, and picked up 59 ground balls in both 2001 and 2004. For his career, he has 247 ground balls, one goal and one assist.

"Defensively this gives us the option to be able to put a lot more pressure on the ball," Reeder said. "Knowing that you have guys with long poles who can take the ball away and start the transition, we think, makes us a very dangerous team."

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San Francisco Dragons Aquire Midfielder Juleff from Boston

San Francisco, CA - The San Francisco Dragons announced today that they have acquired Boston Cannons midfielder Dennis Juleff in exchange for defenseman Jed Raymond.

Juleff a native of Queensland, Australia, was a four time All American at Ithaca College (NY). Juleff, a 6'2 210 pound midfielder, played most recently in 2005 with the Rochester Rattlers appearing in 4 games and scoring 2 goals. Juleff was also a member of the Rochester Knighthawks of the National Lacrosse League (NLL).
"We are excited to add Dennis to our team here in San Francisco" commented General Manager Doug Locker. Juleff will join fellow Australians Peter Inge and Jon Tokarua with the Dragons in their inaugural season.

About the San Francisco Dragons The San Francisco Dragons, Northern California's newest professional sports franchise, will begin its inaugural season in May of 2006 as a member of the 10-team Major League Lacrosse (MLL) league. The Dragons, based at historic Kezar Stadium's 9,044-seat track & field facility, will provide fun, affordable family entertainment showcasing America's "fastest growing team sport" in addition to becoming the foremost resource for the lacrosse community.

The Dragons play 12 games in the regular season, and its home opener is scheduled for 1:00 pm, Sunday May 28th at Kezar Stadium. Season, group and individual tickets for the Dragons are now on sale. For more information, call 415-573-2525 or www.sfdragons.com.

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2006-04-08



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