Originally drafted by the Rattlers in last year’s MLL Draft, Noah Molnar officially joined the Denver Outlaws after last weekend’s tryout.
Molnar graduated from Corona del Mar in 2009 and went on to play four years for NCAA D1 Lehigh University. In his senior year at CdM he led an up-and-coming program to the Orange County championship game and was a unanimous selection for All-American for the second time. His 79 goals and 43 assists from the midfield along with 81 gb’s was enough to earn him 2009 Player of the Year honors as well.
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. “Noah 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. We look forward to having him in training camp in two weeks.”
Molnar comes from a time when he and two others (Jack Cranston to Vermont and Brendan Yount to Bellarmine) were the only three players in the graduating class of 2009 to play at the NCAA D1 level. It will be fun to watch how many Orange County athletes make it through to the MLL in the coming years.
–MaxLaxOC.com staff report
(2009 Statistics courtesy OC Varsity)