Pridham drafted by Calgary Roughnecks of National Lacrosse League

CALGARY, Alberta – Former Concordia University Wisconsin men's lacrosse player Curtis Pridham was drafted by the Calgary Roughnecks of the National Lacrosse League on Monday night. He was drafted 50th overall in the sixth round.

Pridham was a member of the Falcon inaugural season in 2011 that finished 8-6 overall. The defenseman from Calgary, Alberta was named All-Midwest Lacrosse Conference Honorable Mention after appearing in 16 games, making 14 starts, picking up 43 ground balls and causing 28 turnovers.

"This is a great opportunity for Curtis and his family," CUW head coach Jeff Roberts said. "He was a great player for us during our inaugural season and was an instrumental part in getting our program started. Hopefully, he is not the first player drafted from our program, as our program continues to have success."

The Roughnecks begin their season on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 against the Toronto Rock. Last season Calgary clinched the West Division of the NLL with a 12-4 overall record and a 9-2 record in its respective division.