Unlike most other teams in the league, the Bayhawks acquired an offensive-heavy total of 15 players during the draft, which was conducted by the MLL general managers and coaches via conference call, including J.P. Dalton (St. Mary's), who won the 2012
Kaleikau, a Germantown native who played at
“First of all, I'm excited and looking forward to rejoining the Bayhawks for the upcoming season,” Kaleikau said. “As for being the organization's first pick, it is quite an honor. When you look at some of the names in the draft and especially the players who the Bayhawks selected, I'm proud to know that I showed Coach [Dave] Cottle enough last summer to reselect me with the first pick. I'll continue to work hard this offseason and hopefully get the opportunity to help the team win games this summer.”
With the 24th overall pick, the Bayhawks selected another former Delaware standout, midfielder Brett Manney (Delaware '08). Manney played three games for Chesapeake in 2011, totaling five ground balls. He is currently playing in the
Legendary attackman Casey Powell (
One of the few defensive picks by Chesapeake came with the 35th overall selection of Mark Staines (North Carolina '12). Staines was drafted 32nd overall in the 2012 Collegiate Draft by the
With the 36th overall pick, the Bayhawks drafted Jamie Lincoln (
Three picks later, Chesapeake selected the first of two goalies, Bruce Bickford (
With the 47th and 48th picks, the Bayhawks selected midfielder Tony Mendes and attackman Dan Hardy, respectively. For the Bayhawks' pick at No. 56 overall, Cottle drafted midfielder Chris Schiller and immediately afterward traded Schiller to the Hounds in exchange for their seventh-round pick in the 2014 MLL Collegiate Draft.
The Bayhawks claimed attackman Neal Hicks (
To conclude the draft, Chesapeake selected faceoff specialist Dalton (Loyola ’12) and midfielder Chris Hunt with the 88th and 96th picks respectively. Dalton was a member of the 2012 NCAA championship Greyhounds team, and Hunt played for the Bayhawks in 2012.
Here's the full list of picks: