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Swarm prepared for highly anticipated 2018 NLL Entry Draft

For the second-straight year, Swarm has 12 draft picks

With the 2018 NLL Entry Draft right around the corner, the Georgia Swarm is eager to add a fresh crop of rookies to its talented roster. Georgia’s first pick in the draft is No. 8 overall before its five second round draft picks, four of them in a row. Fans can catch all the 2018 NLL Entry Draft action live via B/R Live.

Taking place at Xfinity Live! at 6:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Sept. 25 in Philadelphia, Penn., the draft is the perfect opportunity for the Swarm to bolster its ranks. Georgia is known for its talented roster filled with high-character individuals. In the 2017-18 season, the 20-man Active Roster consisted of 15 first round picks.

“We are excited for the upcoming draft in Philadelphia,” Swarm Owner and General Manager John Arlotta said. “With one first-round pick and five second-round picks, we have a great opportunity to address our team needs that were created from the Expansion Draft.”

The Swarm finished its championship-defending season with a six-game win streak to take sole possession of first place in the East Division with an 11-7 record. After falling to the Rochester Knighthawks in the East Division Finals, Georgia is ready to finish the offseason strong with a successful draft.

In the 2017 Entry Draft, the Swarm selected Zed Williams No. 4 overall. The University of Virginia product played in nine games for the Swarm and posted eight points (5G, 3A), 41 loose balls, and 7 caused turnovers in his rookie season.

Georgia opens the 2018-19 NLL season on Saturday, Dec. 1 with a Meeting of the Champions against the Saskatchewan Rush at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Field at Infinite Energy Arena. Faceoff is set for 7:05 p.m. ET.

Fans can get two (2) Lower Level End Zone tickets to the Swarm’s Home Opener and a 2017 NLL World Championship hat for only $60 by visiting GeorgiaSwarm.com/Opener and entering the promo code OPENER.

Season Tickets for the Swarm’s 2018-19 season are On Sale Now! Season Ticket packages include 10 games (nine regular season games and one postseason game) and a handful of VIP benefits. Join Sting City by reserving your membership today by calling 844-4-GASWARM.


Georgia’s Selection Summary (12 total picks):

1st Round: 8

2nd Round: 18, 19, 20, 21, 23

3rd Round: 34

4th Round: 46, 47

5th Round: 60, 61

6th Round: 71


2018 NLL Entry Draft Order

FIRST ROUND

  1. San Diego
  2. Philadelphia
  3. Buffalo (from Vancouver)
  4. Buffalo
  5. Saskatchewan (from Toronto)
  6. Calgary
  7. Calgary (from New England)
  8. Georgia
  9. Rochester (from Colorado)
  10. San Diego (from Rochester via Saskatchewan)
  11. San Diego (from Saskatchewan)
  12. Calgary (compensatory selection) – (Mike Poulin)
  13. Calgary (compensatory selection) – (Jeff Shattler)

SECOND ROUND

  1. Philadelphia
  2. San Diego
  3. Rochester (via Saskatchewan from Vancouver)
  4. San Diego (from Buffalo)
  5. Georgia (from Toronto)
  6. Georgia (via Buffalo from Calgary)
  7. Georgia (from New England)
  8. Georgia
  9. Colorado
  10. Georgia (from Rochester)
  11. Toronto (via New England from Saskatchewan)
  12. Philadelphia
  13. New England (from San Diego)

THIRD ROUND

  1. San Diego
  2. Philadelphia
  3. Vancouver
  4. Colorado (from Buffalo)
  5. New England (from Toronto)
  6. Vancouver (from Calgary via New England)
  7. San Diego (from New England)
  8. Georgia
  9. Colorado
  10. Rochester
  11. Saskatchewan
  12. San Diego
  13. Philadelphia

FOURTH ROUND

  1. Philadelphia
  2. San Diego
  3. Vancouver
  4. Buffalo
  5. Toronto
  6. Calgary
  7. Georgia (from New England)
  8. Georgia
  9. Colorado
  10. Rochester
  11. San Diego (from Saskatchewan)
  12. Philadelphia
  13. San Diego

FIFTH ROUND

  1. San Diego
  2. Philadelphia
  3. Vancouver
  4. Calgary (from Buffalo)
  5. Toronto
  6. Calgary
  7. New England
  8. Georgia
  9. Georgia (from Colorado)
  10. Rochester
  11. Saskatchewan

SIXTH ROUND

  1. Philadelphia
  2. San Diego
  3. Vancouver
  4. Saskatchewan (from Buffalo)
  5. Toronto
  6. Calgary
  7. New England
  8. Georgia
  9. Colorado
  10. Rochester
  11. Saskatchewan