Potsdam lacrosse alum selected in professional lacrosse draft
Thursday, September 9, 2010 - 2:32 pm

POTSDAM -- Ben McCullough, a four-year member of the SUNY Potsdam men's lacrosse team, was selected 13th overall by the Buffalo Bandits in the second round of the 2010 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft on Wednesday in Toronto.

McCullough, a midfielder from Brampton, Ontario, was a three-time All-State University of New York Athletic Conference performer during his standout career at Potsdam. He started all 15 games for the Bears last season, finishing among team leaders in points, goals and assists, and was named first-team All-SUNYAC.

According to Potsdam coach Rick Berkman, McCullough had been projected to be a top choice by the NLL following a successfull career in junior box lacrosse.

"Over the past four years, Ben has been not only our best player, but a team leader on and off the field," Berkman said. "Playing in the NLL has always been his dream. I'm excited to see him reach his goals and wish him the best in his professional lacrosse career."

The Bandits are a member of the East Division in the NLL, which has eight teams from the United States and Canada. Buffalo lost its first match of the 2010 NLL Playoffs last May after finishing 8-8 during the regular season.

McCullough is in line to graduate from SUNY Potsdam with a bachelor's in criminal justice in May.