Machine Acquires Second Round Collegiate Draft Pick, Signs Jordan Houtby

The Ohio Machine announced they have acquired a second-round pick in the 2017 Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft from the Chesapeake Bayhawks in exchange for goalie Brian Phipps. In addition, Ohio has signed long-stick midfielder Jordan Houtby.

Phipps played in 13 games for Ohio during the 2015 season and was 9-4 with a 12.23 goals-against average and 56.4 save percentage. He was originally acquired by the Machine in the ninth round of the 2012 Major League Lacrosse Expansion Draft. Phipps has played in 50 career MLL games and has posted a 22-27 record with a 13.01 goals-against average and 52.6 save percentage.

Houtby has played for the Georgia Swarm of the National Lacrosse League for the last two seasons. He has appeared in 21 games and recorded eight points (one goal, seven assists).

Season tickets for the Machine’s 2016 campaign are now on sale and range from general admission at $84 to a field level box at $2,100 and include seven regular-season home games. Information on 2016 season tickets can be found at or by calling 614-754-1973.





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