CHARLOTTE, NC -- Washington College assistant men's lacrosse coach Corey Bulken has made the 25-man roster of the Charlotte Hounds of Major League Lacrosse (MLL) for the team's inaugural season. Bulken is one of two players on the Hounds' 2012 roster; four-time MLL All-Star Stephen Berger '04 was acquired by the Hounds via a trade with the Long Island Lizards during the offseason.
Bulken, who is in his first season as an assistant coach with the Shoremen, graduated from Le Moyne in 2011 and was a standout face-off specialist for the Dolphins. As a senior, he led Division II in face-off percentage, winning 69.2% of his draws, and was named the USILA Division II Specialty Player of the Year. A two-time All-American, he earned first team honors as a senior and second-team honors as a junior. He was also named to the All-Northeast 10 Conference first team following both of those seasons. He was named Le Moyne's Male Athlete of the Year and his team's Most Valuable Player for 2011, led his team in face-off percentage three consecutive years and in ground balls two consecutive years, and played in three consecutive NCAA Division II National Championship games.
The Hounds picked up Bulken's rights via the MLL's free-agent player pool in December. He was recently named to the final roster by the team's coaching staff. Berger was acquired from the Long Island Lizards, along with Matt Danowski and two collegegiate draft picks, in a trade for Max Auinzani and the first overall pick in the 2012 MLL Collegeiate Draft, in December.