After completing a successful career at Rutgers University, Scottsville native Devon Britts was selected in the fifth round of the Major League Lacrosse draft (45th overall) by the Los Angeles Riptide. Before joining the team at Rutgers, Britts played for Monticello High School in Albemarle County. He is also is a veteran of several seasons in the Charlottesville Summer Lacrosse League.

Britts made his MLL debut for the Riptide at Chicago on June 24th, moving from midfield at Rutgers to attack in the MLL. He’s already contributing to the team, scoring his first goal in Denver on July 1st. The Riptide is one of the MLL’s new Western Division teams. Britts is joined in Los Angeles by former University of Virginia players Tillman Johnson (G) and Michael Watson (A).

While at Rutgers, Britts played in 51 games, notching 21 goals and 7 assists. In 2006, he was the teamÔ??s fourth-leading scorer, registering 11 goals and 5 assists (16 points). Of the Scarlet Kinghts’ five wins in 2006, Britts scored game-winning goals in three. According to Rutgers, Britts was regarded as their best all-around athletes.

A standout at Monticello High School, Britts was Region AA Player of the Year, first team All-District, and Monticello’s Male Athlete of the Year. As a senior, he was the Jefferson District Player of the Year. In addition to lacrosse, Britts also played football and basketball.

The Charlottesville Chapter of USLacrosse and cville-lax.com congratulate Devon Britts on his selection to the MLL and wish him great success in the league.