Stony Brook's Steven Waldeck (Levittown) became the university's first-ever Major League Lacrosse draft selection when the Toronto Nationals chose him with the 17th overall pick Sunday evening at Yale University. Toronto, which took Waldeck with its third pick, also selected C.W. Post's Mike Cama and Dowling's Kyle Rubisch.

"It was really amazing last night when Toronto called my name," Waldeck said. "It's crazy to think I'm no longer a Seawolf and now a professional athlete playing in Canada for the Nationals. I couldn't be more excited to start playing and show lacrosse fans what Stony Brook is all about."

Waldeck finished his career with 313 ground balls, including 112 in 2010, the third most in school history. Among all long poles, he led the country with 10 goals and four assists. The three-time All-America East Conference first-team selection finished his four-year career with 17 goals and 11 assists.

He was an honorable mention All-American as a senior and was named to the 2010 Tewaaraton Award watch list.

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