BOSTON – For the second-consecutive season, former Bison lacrosse standout Jackson Place earned a spot on the Major League Lacrosse All-Star Game roster.
Place, a 2014 Bucknell graduate and current Ohio Machine defenseman, will play in the MLL All-Star Game on Saturday, July 8 at Papa Murphy's Park in Sacramento, Calif. The contest will be broadcast on CBS Sports Network.
Place is one of four former Patriot League players who made the 2017 All-Star Game roster, joining Loyola's Scott Ratliff (D) and Joe Fletcher (D) and Colgate's Peter Baum (MF).
A four-year starting defenseman for the Bison, Place finished his collegiate career with 101 caused turnovers and 127 ground balls. As a senior, he was named to the All-Patriot League First Team and Honorable Mention All-American squad after ranking second in the country in caused turnovers per game (2.71).
In 2014, Place became the seventh Bison to be taken in the MLL draft when the Machine picked him in the fourth round. Since his selection, he has played in 38 career games for Ohio, totaling 82 ground balls and 26 caused turnovers. This season, he has posted 19 ground balls and six caused turnovers in 10 contests.
At the 2016 MLL All-Star Game, Place suited up for Team Rolling Thunder, which fell by a narrow 21-20 margin to Team Riptide. More information about the 2017 rendition can be viewed here.