Buchanan drafted, signed by Stealth
October 17, 2012
EVERETT, WA – Wilmington College assistant men's lacrosse coach Kyle Buchanan was recently signed and drafted by the Washington Stealth of the National Lacrosse League, a professional indoor league.
He was selected in the sixth round (48th overall) by the Stealth. The team starts training camp in December with the regular season starting January 5th.
“It’s a dream come true to get a chance to play in the NLL,” Buchanan said for the Stealth website. “I’ve been a fan of the league since I was ten years old. I’ve played with and against a number of guys on the Stealth, so I’m familiar with the team, I’m looking forward to coming into camp and working hard to show I belong here.”
Buchanan will remain a part of the coaching staff and will assist with skill management and practice. Due to playing schedule that is solely on the weekends, Buchanan will miss some games.
The 5-8 Buchanan spent the 2012 summer season with the St. Regis Braves of the Quebec Senior Lacrosse League, winning the President’s Cup (Canadian Senior ‘B’ National Championship) He played in five regular season games, notching 28 points (11g, 17a) and added 28 points (13g, 15a) in ten postseason games.
Prior to joining the Stealth, the Canadian spend three seasons with the Brooklin Redmen of Major Series Lacrosse (Ontario) and a season with the Akwesasne Junior ‘A’ lacrosse club, earning second team OLA All-Star honors after posting 89 points (37g, 52a) in 22 regular season games
He played collegiate lacrosse at Robert Morris University, where he was a four-year letter winner. He tallied 128 points (52 g, 76a) in his RMU career.
Wilmington begins its first intercollegiate season of lacrosse this season. The Fightin’ Quakers will host DePauw 2 p.m. February 23 in the program’s first game.