Oakville’s Donville top pick in National Lacrosse League Draft

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Published August 30, 2021 at 12:49 pm

Oakville native Jonathan Donville is the first Maryland University player to be taken first overall in the National Lacrosse League Draft. CORNELL UNIVERSITY PHOTO

Oakville native Jonathan Donville didn’t have to wait long to hear his name called in this weekend’s National Lacrosse League Entry Draft.

The 23-year-old St. Michael’s College School in Toronto alumni was selected first overall by the Panther City Lacrosse Club.

The six-foot, 195-pound midfielder, who transferred this summer to Maryland University after spending three seasons at Cornell University, is the first Terrapin player to be taken No. 1 overall in the school’s history.

Donville wasn’t the only local player to hear his name called in the first round of the NLL draft.

Burlington native and University of Richmond star Ryan Lanchbury went second overall to the Georgia Swarm, while

Georgetown’s Adam Charalambides was taken fourth overall by the Vancouver Warriors.

Oakville native and Ohio State University star Justin Inacio was selected 10th overall by the Calgary Roughnecks.

Donville, whose older brother, Brennan, was a team captain with Cornell as a senior in 2016, was named an Inside Lacrosse Second Team All-American in 2020 with the Big Red after racking up 38 goals and 31 assists.

The senior received preseason All-American honors from the USILA and Inside Lacrosse and was also recognized as a Senior Class Award Candidate.

This despite the forced the cancellation of Ivy League spring sports in 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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