Former Brooklin lacrosse star named pre-season All-American with Maryland


Published February 4, 2022 at 11:15 am

Oakville's Jonathan Donville, seen here in 2020 with Cornell University, joins five Maryland teammates as a United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Preseason Media All-American. CORNELL PHOTO

Former Brooklin Lacrosse Club star Jonathan Donnville has added pre-season All-American to his long list of laurels.

The Oakville native was named to the third team, one of five Maryland Terrapins selected to the team. Donnville, who didn’t play collegiate lacrosse last year, was a Second Team All-American with Cornell in 2020 when he was team captain.

Donnville played for Brooklin in last summer’s MSL Classic and helped lead the team to the tournament championship. He appeared in five out of the eight tournament games for Brooklin, racking up 25 points, including 12 goals, to finish tied for second in team scoring.

The six-foot, 195-pound Graduate Student also went first overall in the National Lacrosse League draft to the expansion Panther City club out of Fort Worth, Texas.

Panther City GM Bob Hamley said the club was aware they would have to wait until Donnville’s outdoor season at Maryland was over before they could sign him to a pro contract but made him their top choice anyway.

“Donville checks all the boxes,” Hamley said. “He is intelligent, a hard worker and an elite talent, and we look forward to having him in Panther City for a long time to come.”

Brooklin, who topped the MSL Classic tournament with a 7-1 record, had six other players selected in the NLL draft, including three more in the first round. Breakout star Kyle Waters went sixth to Calgary, Ryan Barnable was chosen eighth by Saskatchewan and Justin Inacio – who will join Waters in Calgary – was selected tenth overall.

Corson Kealey heard his name called in the second round by Rochester; Devin Pipher went to Georgia in the third round; and Bryce Tolmie was a fourth-round pick of the New York Riptide.

Barnable and Pipher (Whitby Warriors) and Tolmie (Clarington Green Gaels) are all Durham Region-raised players.

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