GMU Senior Luke Willis and redshirt senior Jake Kalish were each selected by the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday, the third day of the 2015 Major League Baseball Draft.

“We are incredibly excited for both Luke and Jake,” commented head coach Bill Brown. “It is really exciting, knowing that they have put so much into their careers, to see them have the opportunity to live a childhood dream.”

Willis was selected in the 30th round, 909th overall in the 2015 draft by the Royals and was joined just two rounds and sixty picks later by his teammate Kalish (32nd, 969). They become the 42nd and 43rd Patriots to be drafted, Mason’s first draft picks since 2012 when Chris O’Grady was taken in the 10th round by the Los Angeles Angels and Brandon Kuter was selected in the 29th round by the Texas Rangers.

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