4/9/14 11:10 AM
DENVER–The Outlaws signed four players to the roster from the club’s open tryouts held on Sunday, March 30. The team signed midfielder Noah Molnar and faceoff specialist Nick Maggio along with Midfielders Nic Bevacqua and Sam Spallitta. The open tryout was the first in club history and was a part of the Outlaws Academy.
“It's always extra special when you are able to hold a tryout for interested MLL players who are registered in the MLL Player Pool and you identify several that you think have the ability to help your team,” Outlaws General Manager Tony Seaman said.
Maggio played collegiate lacrosse at Merrimack College, where he set school records for faceoff percentage, faceoff wins and ground balls during his senior season. He won 59 percent of his draws that year and picked up 87 ground balls. Outlaws General Manager Tony Seaman stated, “Nick Maggio was more than impressive this past weekend as well with his ability to dominate faceoffs. We look forward to having him go against Anthony Kelly and Steven Robarge at training camp. That contest will give us a much better idea of his potential as a MLL faceoff midfielder.”
Molnar was selected in the sixth round (45th overall) of the 2013 MLL Collegiate Draft by the Rochester Rattlers. He played collegiate lacrosse at Lehigh University, where he picked up 71 career ground balls in his four-year career with the Mountain Hawks. Molnar was “very impressive in his workouts this past Sunday at the Denver Outlaw tryouts. He is a big, strong and athletic lacrosse player who has the ability to help us as a defensive midfielder. “
Outlaws General Manager Tony Seaman said, “we were impressed with their (Nic and Sam) athletic ability as well as their ability to shoot the ball. Both deserve the opportunity to come into our first training camp and compete for a roster spot.”
Bevacqua earned All-America honors at Stevenson University. He currently works as a volunteer assistant coach at Colorado College.
Spallitta played MCLA lacrosse at Lindenwood University, totaling 105 goals with 28 assists for 133 points in 52 career games. He is a co-director at True Lacrosse.
In other recent roster transactions, the Outlaws waived midfielder Landon Carr and attackman Jeremy Boltus. Denver also claimed midfielder Dylan Sheridan from the league player pool.
Sheridan was a three-time MCLA All-American at Claremont McKenna College. A four-time WCLL first-team selection, Sheridan was named the 2006 West Coast Lacrosse League Player of the Year. He spent time on the Outlaws’ roster last season. Sheridan is currently an assistant coach at the University of Denver.