CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia senior midfielder Justin Schwenk was selected by the Philadelphia Barrage during Monday’s sevent round of the Major League Lacrosse Draft. Schwenk was the 39th overall pick. Schwenk is the 55th Cavalier selected in the MLL Draft all-time, which places Virginia No. 3 all-time behind Syracuse and Maryland.
Schwenk (Royersford, Pa.) is the fourth-ever selection by the Philadelphia Barrage, who are back in the MLL after folding following the 2008 season. The Barrage originally started in Bridgeport, Conn. UVA’s only No. 1 overall pick in the MLL Draft, Chris Rotelli, was selected by the Barrage in 2003. The last Cavalier to be selected by the then-Philadelphia Barrage was Tillman Johnson in 2004 as the third overall pick.
Schwenk spent three seasons at UVA after transferring from Monmouth. Schwenk set the UVA single-season record for faceoff wins in 2018 with 242 and he led the ACC with a 59.8 faceoff winning percentage. He leaves UVA No. 9 all-time with 340 faceoff wins.