Bayhawks Trade Cinosky, Sieverts to Denver For Westervelt
from press releases
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Chesapeake Bayhawks announced Tuesday, according to general manager Brian Reese, that the team has traded defenseman Joe Cinosky and midfielder Jeremy Sieverts to the Denver Outlaws for attackman Drew Westervelt. The trade becomes active just one day before the 12-man protected rosters will be released by Major League Lacrosse.
"Drew is a proven goal scorer and an All-Star," Reese said. "He will help add another great shooter to our offense. He is one of the most consistent scorers in the MLL and will be a huge asset in transition and to our extra man offense. We are excited to add him to our team."
Westervelt, a Baltimore, Md. native, was selected by Denver with the fourth overall pick in the 2007 MLL Collegiate Draft. Throughout his career in the MLL, Westervelt tallied 114 goals, six 2-point goals, and 59 assists totaling 180 points for the Denver Outlaws over five seasons. A two-time All-Star, Drew has seen play in the MLL playoffs three times with the franchise.
"I am excited to continue my MLL career in my hometown with the Bayhawks," Westervelt proclaimed. "I have had a great career in Denver and I will be leaving a great team, but I grew up as a Bayhawks fan and playing in Maryland will be an excellent opportunity. I look forward to playing a contributing role for the franchise and succeeding as a team."
Chesapeake will lose some support on defense with the trade of Cinosky and also depth in their midfield line with the loss of Sieverts. Reese, who resigned at Outlaws GM this offseaon and took the Bayhawks' GM job, is confident though that both will add great value to the Outlaws and that this is a mutually beneficial trade.
"Joe is a world class defenseman and will fit in well with the group of players in Denver," Reese stated. "Jeremy is a young, talented midfielder that will get an opportunity to contribute on a more regular basis. We want to thank them for their contributions to the franchise and we wish them luck in the future."
New Outlaws general manager Tony Seaman said the additions of Cinosky and Sieverts provide Denver with depth.
"The Denver Outlaws are very excited with the addition of defenseman Joe Cinosky and midfielder Jeremy Sieverts," Seaman said. "Joe Cinosky is an outstanding defenseman and brings added depth to our roster. Following an outstanding college career Joe has been a strong performer in the MLL and we look forward to having him become part of our defensive package. We believe that Jeremy Sieverts is ready to make an impact in the MLL. A gifted midfielder at the University of Maryland he has the ability to become one of our offensive leaders."