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Delta’s Logan Schuss taken No. 2 at WLA draft by New Westminster Salmonbellies
Delta’s Logan Schuss was selected second overall by the New Westminster Salmonbellies at the Western Lacrosse Association’s 2013 entry draft on Monday
The local sniper played the 2012 season with the Delta Islanders junior A squad, where he put up 65 points (34 goals and 31 assists) in just nine regular-season games, as well as 53 points in 10 playoff games to lead the league.
Schuss is heading into his senior season with the Ohio State Buckeyes. He’s also been drafted by Columbus, where Ohio State is based, of the Major Lacrosse League, a professional field loop.
“He was by far the best player and we got him in the No. 2 spot,” said New West president Dan Richardson. “Our players are just drooling in the fact he’s going to be on the left side.”
Richardson was impressed with Schuss having a big upper body who can put up points and compared him to former Salmonbellie great Geordie Dean, who scored 1,412 points, including 569 goals, in 503 senior games.
“If he can be half the player Geordie Dean was we’re pretty excited,” said Richardson. “He’s excited to be a Salmonbelly.
However, it may be a few years before Schuss joins the WLA ranks.
“Logan has told us he’d like to try the MLL for the next couple of years,” said Richardson. “We’re willing to wait for him and work for him. You just can’t pass up on a kid that is that talented. I don’t care what people say.”