A pair of alumni from Chaminade High School were recently picked in the 2014 Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft this past Friday to join the professional ranks of the sport.
Michael Ehrhardt and Brendan Fowler, both of the Chaminade Class of 2010, will be joining the Charlotte Hounds as two of the 11 selectees picked by the team.
Charlotte selected Ehrhardt in the first round and the seventh overall pick, while Fowler went with the sixth pick of round two, the fourteenth overall.
During his time at Chaminade, Ehrhardt, a senior defender from Westbury, had 67 groundballs and assisted on two goals and was a 2009 member of the Under Armour Underclassman All-America team for Long Island, winning the tournament. At the University of Maryland, Ehrhardt had 101 grounders and caused 40 turnovers in 38 career games for the Terrapins.
Fowler, a Wantagh native, was the face-off specialist and midfielder for Duke, helping the Blue Devils win the 2013 NCAA Championship with 20 of 29 faceoff victories and was a USILA All-America first team selection. He also set the NCAA single season record faceoff record with 339 his senior year. During his three years on the team, he has amassed a 515-830 faceoff record, or 62 percent with four goals and two assists.
An expansion team that began in 2012, Charlotte opens the 2014 season at home against the Ohio Machine on April 26. In 2013 they had a 7-7 record, advancing to the championship game but were edged by the Chesapeake Bayhawks 10-9. Fowler and Ehrhardt will have a chance to play in front of their home crowd when the team travels to Long Island to face the New York Lizards on June 21.