Zed Williams, the 2013 Borrelli Award winner as the outstanding scholastic player in Western New York, was the fourth player selected Monday in the National Lacrosse League draft in Toronto.
The NLL champion Georgia Swarm made the former Silver Creek standout and national career goals record holder their first round pick. Later in the draft the Swarm went for another former Silver Creek standout when they made Frank Brown the first player picked in the third round.
Williams and Brown were among 33 NCAA players selected in the 59 selected overall by the indoor lacrosse leagues.
Williams, 6-feet-2, 185 pounds, scored 75 goals and had 56 assists for 131 points in 58 career games at the University of Virginia. He led Silver Creek to five consecutive Section VI Class C championships, scoring 444 career goals to smash the record of 353. He also easily broke the national high school mark with 729 career points. He was a third-round selection of the Rochester Rattliers of the MLL in outdoors lacrosse.
Brown was an All-America selection and Northeast Conference Player of the Year at Hobart College. After he was slowed by injuries early in his college career, Brown finished with 81 goals and had 39 assists for 120 points in 58 career games for the Statesmen. He is the first Hobart player selected in the NLL draft since Ethan O'Connor in 2013. O'Connor now plays for the Swarm. Brown also was selected by Rochester in the MLL 2017 draft.