|— Lacrosse player —|
November 3, 1978 |
New York City, New York
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||200 pounds (91 kg)|
|NCAA team||Princeton University|
|Former MLL teams||Rochester Rattlers (2001–2005)
Chicago Machine (2006)*
New Jersey Pride (2006–2007)
*appeared in no games
|NLL Draft||22nd overall, 2001
New York Saints
|Competitor for United States|
|World Lacrosse Championship|
|Gold||2002 Perth||Field lacrosse|
Ryan DeForest Mollett (born November 3, 1978) is a finance executive and a retired lacrosse defenseman who played professional field lacrosse in Major League Lacrosse (MLL). He starred as a member of the Princeton Tigers men's lacrosse team from 1998 through 2001, where he was the best NCAA lacrosse defenseman in the nation, the Ivy League player of the year, a two-time United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) All-American (first team once), two-time All-Ivy League first team selection and a member of two national champion teams. During his time at Princeton, the team qualified for the NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship all four years, reached the championship game three times, won the championship game twice and won four Ivy League championships. He was a member of Team USA at the 2002 World Lacrosse Championship. He was the first collegiate player ever drafted in the MLL and became an MLL All-Star player.
In 1997, Mollett along with teammate John Glatzel led his Boys' Latin School of Maryland lacrosse team to an undefeated season and the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference championship.
He served as co-captain of the 2001 team that won the 2001 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship. Mollett won the 2001 Schmeisser Award as the best National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) lacrosse defenseman. He was the 2001 Men's Ivy League Player of the Year. He was a first team USILA All-American Team selection in 2001 and an honorable mention selection in 2000. He was a first team All-Ivy League selection in 2000 and 2001, when he was Ivy League Player of the year. During his four-year career, Princeton went undefeated in Ivy League Conference play with consecutive 6–0 records. He was a 2001 USILA Scholar All-American.
In 2001, the Rochester Rattlers selected Mollett as the first player drafted in the first Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft. That same year, the New York Saints of the box lacrosse National Lacrosse League made Mollett the 22nd overall selection in the second round of the 2001 NLL draft. He played for the Rattlers from 2001 to 2005. Then, he became a member of the Chicago Machine, but never appeared in a game for them. The Machine had drafted him in the 2006 MLL Expansion Draft, but he requested to be traded. In March 2006, the Machine traded Mollett to the New Jersey Pride. He played with the Pride from 2006 until 2007. In 2003, he was selected as an All-Star.
Mollett represented the United States at the 2002 World Lacrosse Championship where they won the championship. After obtaining his M.B.A. in 2007, he went to work as an associate for BlackRock.
Mollet obtained a M.B.A. from Yale School of Management in 2007. That year, his wedding to Glamour magazine fashion editor Samantha Noelle Bishopp was announced in The New York Times. Mollett is the son of Dorothy Mollett and Richard C. Mollett of Taneytown, Maryland.
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|Ivy League Men's Lacrosse Player of the Year
|Major League Lacrosse first overall collegiate draft choice