December 22, 2011

MEN'S LACROSSE: Colby's Bunker picked by Rattlers

Morning Sentinel Staff

WATERVILLE -- Former Colby College All-American lacrosse player Craig Bunker was recently selected in the 14th round of the supplemental draft by the Rochester Rattlers of Major League Lacrosse.

Bunker, of Topfield, Mass., expects to attend training camp in mid-March with the first game scheduled for Rochester on April 28. Team in the MLL can have 40 players in camp and have to cut down to 25 before the season opener.

Bunker was the first Colby men's lacrosse player in program history to earn three All-American honors and also is the only Mule to ever be named to the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association First Team.

He also earned USILA's Division III Specialty Player of the Year honor after the 2011 season. Bunker earned second team All-American honors as a junior and was named an honorable mention All-American after his sophomore season.

Bunker, a three-time All-NESCAC selection, finished 2011 ranked fourth nationally in face-off percentage (.714, 205-for-287) and 17th in groundballs per game (7.69). Bunker finished first in the NESCAC in face-off percentage, first in groundballs (123 total), and first in groundballs per game. He helped the Mules earn a NESCAC playoff spot for a third straight year and go 9-7 overall in 2011.

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