ATLANTA - Following a superb VMI lacrosse career recently completed, former Keydet Kyle Walsh '19 has been named to the active roster for the Atlanta Blaze of Major League Lacrosse.
In 2019, Walsh was named a first team All-Southern Conference defender for the second straight season as he finished his illustrious VMI career ranked No. 2 all-time in the record book in career groundballs with 253. He also finished second in the nation in caused turnovers per game with 3.23 per match.
A team captain, Walsh started all 13 games and ranked first on the team in both groundballs (62) and caused turnovers (42). He scored three goals on the year and tallied three assists for six points, the most of his VMI career for a season.
The Easton, Pennsylvania, native led VMI's defensive unit that ranked second in the league in caused turnovers per game averaging 10.31 per match (134 over 13 games). Walsh also ranked fifth in the conference in groundballs per game by averaging 5.0 per match (65 groundballs over 13 games).
Walsh is the third former Keydet in program history to appear on a Major League Lacrosse roster as former VMI laxers Stephen Robarge (Denver Outlaws) and Keith Long (Rochester Rattlers) also competed in the MLL.