6/2/14 5:10 PM
DENVER– The Denver Outlaws (5-0) on Monday acquired midfielder Cameron Holding from the Chesapeake Bayhawks (1-4) in exchange for midfielder/faceoff specialist Stephen Robarge and defenseman James Connelly (college inactive), General Manager Tony Seaman announced.
“Cam Holding is very good all-around lacrosse player that we have been interested in for quite some time. We certainly welcome him to the Outlaws organization and look forward to having him on the field with us,” said Seaman.
Holding (6-1, 210 lbs.) was the second overall pick in the 2014 MLL Supplemental Draft. He spent the last three seasons with the Colorado Mammoth of the National Lacrosse League, and has appeared in 49 regular-season games. Holding has amassed 13 goals and 29 assists (42 points) and recorded 245 loose balls during his three years in the NLL.
The midfielder attended both Grand Valley State University and Florida Southern University, playing at each school for two years, and led GVSU to the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Division II National Championship in 2011. A native of Whitby, Ont., Canada, Holding moved to Michigan in 2005 where he attended DeWitt High School.
Robarge appeared in seven games in his three seasons with the Outlaws, and recorded 17 groundballs and won 47-of-98 (.480) faceoffs during that span.
“Stephen Robarge has played a key role for us over the past three years and we wish him the very best of luck with the Bayhawks,” Seaman added.
Connelly was the 43rd overall pick in the 2014 Collegiate Draft, and played college lacrosse at the University of Delaware.
“James Connelly was an outstanding college defenseman at the University of Delaware and certainly has the ability to play in the MLL,” said Seaman.
The Outlaws return to action on the road against the Charlotte Hounds this Saturday, June 7, at 5:30 p.m. MDT.