Courtesy of Bates Sports Information
BOSTON - On the same day he graduated from Bates College, Charlie Fay was drafted by the Boston Cannons of Major League Lacrosse.
Fay, a native of Falmouth, Maine, was the fifth selection made by the Cannons and the 59th pick overall, making him Bates' first lacrosse player to be drafted by an MLL team.
Fay, who earned Second Team All-America honors as a midfielder in 2015 and 2016, was a First Team All-American and the NESCAC and NEILA Player of the Year as an attackman in 2017.
Fay exploded for a team-record 79 goals and 104 points in his senior season, as the Bobcats shattered program records not only for victories (16) but in team scoring as well. He finished his career with 167 goals, 39 assists and 206 points in 57 games.
He led the Bobcats to the NCAA Quarterfinals and a 16-2 overall record. Bates posted a 10-0 mark the NESCAC play and were the first NESCAC team to go unbeaten in league play since 2005 (Middlebury - 9-0).