Only a matter of days after completing the 2014 Collegiate Draft the Ohio Machine have already started stock-piling picks for next season.
On Tuesday, the Machine sent midfielder Stephen Peyser to Chesapeake for its first-round pick in the 2015 Supplemental Draft and second-round pick in the Collegiate draft.
“Between the most recent Supplemental and Collegiate Drafts, we were able to build considerable depth at the midfield position,” said President and General Manager John Algie. “This allowed us the flexibility to move Peyser and bank some significant value that will help us moving forward.”
With the Machine drafting forward Tom Schreiber, Rob Guida, and Scott Loy in the collegiate draft this past weekend to join newcomers Kevin Cooper (via trade) and Bill McGlone, in the supplemental draft, will lead a revamped Ohio midfield during the 2014 season.
Peyser — who gained fame as part of the “lacrosse mafia” with Goldman Sachs — spent the 2013 season with the New York Lizards and was picked up by the Machine as part of the November trade that sent captain Kyle Hartzell to the Lizards. Peyser was originally the fifth-player selected in the first-round of the 2008 draft by the New Jersey Pride which already included two of his older brothers.