Austin Staats picked number one in NLL draft

Austin Staats was selected first overall by San Diego Seals. (NLL Photo)

By Neil Becker Sports Writer For Austin Staats being drafted to the San Diego Seals is a dream come true. “I have been looking forward to this day my whole life, and I am so excited to be a Seal,” Staats said. Shortly after hearing his name announced at the 2018 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft, held in Philadelphia, Staats said he is excited to be re-united with general manager/coach Patrick Merrill who coached Staats with the Six Nations Arrows. “Being able to play for Coach Merrill again makes this better,” Staats said. “I look up to him and the rest of the coaching staff, and I can’t wait to get to San Diego and play my heart out for the fans and the city.” Staats also made Seals history…

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