Men’s Lacrosse Sends First Player to the Pro Ranks

The Jacksonville University men’s lacrosse team has sent its first player into a professional lacrosse league as Cameron Mann – a four-year captain for the Dolphins – made his pro debut with the Colorado Mammoth of the National Lacrosse League (NLL) on Dec. 28 in a game with the Edmonton Rush. He appeared again for the team on Jan. 4 against the Vancouver Stealth.

Mann was selected with the 32nd overall pick in the NLL draft this past fall, and earned his way onto the team during training camp for the Denver-based squad. He left JU either alone in first or tied for first in program history for games played (53) and started (50), assists (68), points (139) and ground balls (166). He’s also second all-time in goals (71) and man-up goals (12).

Through two games, Mann has picked up eight ground balls for the Mammoth, who split their opening games at home at the Pepsi Center. Beginning tomorrow with the Calgary Roughnecks, the team is on the road for three games before returning home on Jan. 18 to play the Buffalo Bandits. All Mammoth games are televised on either the Altitude or Alt2 networks.