Shamrocks Draft Nine in Annual Junior Draft
The Western Lacrosse Association held its annual draft of graduating junior players on Thursday, February 11 and the Victoria Shamrocks are very pleased with the results.
With their first selection, the Shamrocks selected Nick Scott, a towering defender from Pitt Meadows who they had pegged as the premier defensive player available in the draft.
With their second selection, the Shamrocks once again went with a defensive player but this time it was a homegrown product, Max Wilson.
Shamrocks general manager Chris Welch had this to say about the draft. “First of all, I congratulate and welcome all nine of the players we selected, it’s an outstanding group of players that gives our roster a big boost of new talent,” said Welch. “I’m beyond excited that we were able to land both Nick and Max who we think were the two best defenders available. We always say, and we mean it, that we will take the best player available over positional needs but with these two we were very fortunate to get both at the same time.”
Here is some brief information on the each of the players selected by the Shamrocks in order of selection:
- Nick Scott – A righthanded defender from the Langley Jr. Thunder. Stands 6’5” and weighs 200 lbs. Selected in the third round of the 2019 National Lacrosse League draft by the Calgary Roughnecks.
- Max Wilson – A lefthanded defender from the Victoria Jr. Shamrocks. 6’2” 200 lbs. An athletic with great speed and physicality. Won the Top Defensive Player award on the Jr. Shamrocks in 2019.
- Will Clayton – A righthanded offensive player from the Coquitlam Jr. Adanacs. Was part of the Coquitlam team that won the 2018 Minto Cup championship and finished 2nd among goal scorers on the Adanacs in the tournament.
- Cameron Dunkerley – A goaltender from Orangeville, Ontario who led the Jr. Shamrocks to the 2019 Minto Cup finals. He was a first team all-star in the BC Junior Lacrosse League in 2019. Selected two picks after Nick Scott in the third round of the 2019 NLL draft by the Saskatchewan Rush.
- Jackson Boyd – A lefthanded offensive player from the Victoria Jr. Shamrocks. An extremely hard-working player who brings a lot of intangibles that his coaches always love.
- Brayden McQuarrie – A lefthanded defensive player from the Victoria Jr. Shamrocks who plays steady, stay-at-home defense.
- Colton Gnech – A righthanded defensive player from the Victoria Jr. Shamrocks. A versatile transition player with good size.
- Luke Burton-Krahn – A righthanded defensive player who has been out of lacrosse the past couple of seasons while getting a lot attention playing defensive back for the UBC Thunderbirds football team.
- Josh Pickford – A righthanded offensive player with a lot of size from the Victoria Jr. Shamrocks.
The Victoria Shamrocks continue to prepare for an upcoming season and look forward to welcoming players and fans back to The Q Centre when it is safe to do so. Stay tuned to VictoriaShamrocks.com and our social media for updates as they become available.