Keogh Selected First Overall In 2009 MSL Draft

by Shawn Whiteley

Stephen Keogh (Toronto, Ont.) was selected first overall by the Barrie Lakeshores in the 2009 Major Series Lacrosse draft.
Keogh, a 5-foot-10, 185 pound forward, finished his OLA Junior A career with the 2008 Minto Cup Champion Orangeville Northmen. At the Minto Cup he registered 10 goals in four games being awarded the Jim McConaghy Memorial Cup as the Most Valuable Player. In 16 regular contests last season, Keogh recorded 18 goals and 29 assists for 47 points. In 15 playoff games he finished sixth in scoring adding a career high 19 goals and 18 helpers for 37 points.
The former Beaches standout, played a total of five full seasons accumulating 244 career points including 118 goals and 126 assists in 89 regular season games. As a rookie in 2004, he received the Joe Nieuwendyk Award for OLA Junior A Rookie of the Year.
Keogh is currently in his sophomore season at Syracuse University, the defending NCAA Division 1 Champions. As a freshman in 2008, he played in all 18 games with the Orangemen, leading all freshmen in points (22) and goals (20).

With the second and third overall picks of the 2009 Major Series Lacrosse Draft, the KW Kodiaks selected St. Catharines Athletics graduates Corey Small and Dan Coates.

Small played five full seasons in St. Catharines. In his final year, he finished third in Junior A scoring adding 38 goals and 39 assists for 77 points in 21 regular season games. In the 2008 playoffs, Small finished fifth in scoring registering a career high 42 points including 24 goals and 18 assists in 12 games.

In 102 regular season contests, Small registered 127 goals and 151 points for 278 career points. In 2005, he received the OLA Gaylord Powless Award for Ability and Sportsmanship. He also finished third in league scoring in 2005 adding a career best 44 goals and 42 assists for 86 points.

At the A’s annual awards banquet, Small, a 5-foot-9, 180 pound forward, was awarded the Joe McCaffery Award for regular season scoring leader; the Ted Howe Sr. Award as regular season MVP; and the Doug Halliwell Award for playoff MVP.

Small is currently in his senior season at the University of Albany. Last season with the Great Danes, he finished second in team scoring adding a team leading 34 goals and 11 assists for 45 points.

Coates played five season with the Athletics. In his senior year, the A’s captain started in all 22 regular season games registering six goals and 15 assists for a career high 21 points. In his career, the 6-foot-1, 185 pound defenseman played in 101 regular season games adding 14 goals and 37 assists for 51 career points.

Coates was honoured at the Athletics 2008 annual awards banquet, where he received the Tom Garriock Award as top defensive player and the Doug Fraser Award for leadership.



  1. “Small is currently in his junior season at the University of Albany.”

    Corey is actually in his senior season at Albany.

  2. Thanks TH. Fixed!

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