DURHAM, N.C.—Former Duke men's lacrosse standout Myles Jones earned his first nod to the Major League Lacrosse All-Star Game as announced by the league Thursday. The game will take place on Saturday, July 8 at Papa Murphy's Park in Sacramento and will be broadcast on CBS Sports Network.
Jones, the Chesapeake Bayhawks top scorer, currently is tied for seventh in the league in scoring with 27 points from 17 goals, including two two-pointers, and eight assists. His 3.86 points per game are fourth in the league – former Blue Devil Jordan Wolf leads the way wat 5.4 (27 points in 5 games) – and his 17 goals are tied for ninth. He is one of three players with at least two two-point scores. Jones' 17 goals are tied for the most among midfielders in the league and his 27 points are third.
The Bayhawks currently are 3-4 overall and 2.5 games behind first-place Ohio Machine. They face off against the Machine this coming Saturday in Ohio. Jones and the Bayhawks have just seven regular season games left and are one place out of the fourth and final playoff spot.
Jones was a three-time All-American and two-time winner of the L.T. j.g. Donald MacLaughlin Award as the nation's top midfielder. He is the school's top scoring midfielder and with 231 career points and departed Durham ranked seventh overall in career points. He is the first midfielder in NCAA history to record 100 goals and 100 assists in his career.
All-Star Game Weekend will include a two-day youth lacrosse tournament in conjunction with ADVNC Lacrosse at Cherry Island Sports Complex. Former MLL All-Star and San Francisco Dragons captain Chris Rotelli designed and directs ADVNC Lacrosse, a leading lacrosse training and events company in Northern California. Day one of the tournament will include a skills competition for youth participants and the MLL Skills Competition.
The day of the All-Star Game will kick off with MLL Fan Fest, which will include opportunities to meet MLL players, brand experiences, product demos, live music and interactive exhibits.
This marks the 16th edition of the MLL All-Star Game and the first ever All-Star Game in Northern California. Papa Murphy's Park is home to Sacramento Republic FC, a club in the United Soccer League.