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Press Release: Launch acquire Barber from Outlaws

The Florida Launch have acquired midfielder Tim Barber from the Denver Outlaws in exchange for a third round pick in the 2018 Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft. Barber, a product of Syracuse University, played each of his two MLL seasons with the Denver Outlaws. In eight games for the Outlaws this season, Barber recorded eight goals and two assists. The middie brings championship experience to the Launch as he was a member…

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ANNAPOLIS, MD - MAY 17:  Casey Powell #22 of the Florida Launch handles the ball against the Chesapeake Bayhawks at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on May 17, 2014 in Annapolis, Maryland.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Launch to retire Powell’s No. 22

The Florida Launch will honour former player and lacrosse legend Casey Powell during a halftime ceremony with the retirement of his No. 22 and the unveiling of a commemorative field banner on Saturday, July 15, 2017. Faceoff for the game against the Chesapeake Bayhawks is set for 7 p.m. Powell will become the first player in franchise history to have his number retired. The Carthage, New York native played his…

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CLA: Canada makes adjustments to roster

Team Canada has made some adjustments to its roster for next month’s 2017 FIL Rathbones Women’s Lacrosse World Cup, adding midfielder Quintin Bullen and naming attackers Tessa Chad and Holly Lloyd as alternates. Bullen, a native of Severn, Ont., was recently named the 2017 Orillia Athlete of the Year. The University of Denver commit, who studies at The Hill Academy in Vaughn, won a provincial championships last summer with the…

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CLA: Canada sending nine officials to Women’s World Cup

The Canadian Lacrosse Association would like to congratulate the eight umpires and one off-field officials from Canada that have been selected to take part in next month’s 2017 FIL Rathbones Women’s Lacrosse World Cup in Guildford, England. These women will join an international officiating team with representatives from nine other countries, comprised of 40 on-field umpires, 17 off-field officials, and a leadership team of six. “This is the largest group…

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June 24, 2017; Charlotte, NC, USA; Florida Launch @ Charlotte Hounds at American Legion Memorial Stadium. Photography Credit: Paul Boskovich

Press Release: Launch winning streak ends, fall 18-14 to Hounds

The Florida Launch’s three-game winning streak ended Saturday night after an 18-14 road loss to the Charlotte Hounds. Despite an early Launch lead, Florida’s offense struggled to overcome a commanding Charlotte attack in the second half. Striking early with five unanswered goals in the first quarter, the Launch slipped into a deficit before halftime. Though Dylan Molloy (3G, 1A), Chazz Woodson (3G) and Kieran McArdle (4G) tallied hat tricks in…

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June 24, 2017; Columbus, OH, USA; Chesapeake Bayhawks @ Ohio Machine at Obetz Fortress Field. (Photo: Major League Lacrosse)

Press Release: Thompson makes season debut, but Bayhawks beaten

Superstar attackman Lyle Thompson made a solid season debut with two goals and an assist, but the Chesapeake Bayhawks dropped a tough 15-13 loss to the Ohio Machine at Fortress Field on Saturday night. “I thought we played better than we did last week. We’re getting better, but unfortunately we’re just not making the plays we need to make in order to win,” Chesapeake Head Coach Brian Reese said. “We…

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Paul Rabil joins the 500-point club. June 17, 2017; New York, NY, USA; Rochester Rattlers @ New York Lizards at James M. Shuart Stadium @ Hofstra University. Photography Credit: Dan Nilsen

MLL shake-ups: Denver loses and Florida launches

This Major League Lacrosse season continues to raise the bar every week with incredible individual and team performances, and what makes this season incredible is that only three games separate first from last place in the standings. Denver finally has to share the number one spot after losing to a Boston team they beat the previous week. The Outlaws share the spot with Ohio, a team that enjoyed a bye…

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Editorial: Georgia’s win was exactly what the NLL needed

The Georgia Swarm’s recent victory in the Champion’s Cup was fortuitous for the National Lacrosse League for two reasons: one, it showed that young franchises can prosper, and two, it showcased the Thompson brothers, the best players in the game. As the NLL actively searches for expansion partners, showcasing two of their youngest franchises was the best scenario they could have hoped for. Granted, both the Rush and Swarm have…

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The Brooklin Redmen react to a goal scored by the Peterborough Lakers. (Photo credit: Anna Taylor)

MSL: Lakers take over first

Week three of Major Series Lacrosse action saw only one team remain undefeated as the Peterborough Lakers took down the Six Nations Chiefs 7-6 in the battle of the best. The Lakers now sit atop the MSL standing with their perfect record and the contentment (for now) of knowing they bested their fiercest rivals. The Chiefs dropped to second place while Brooklin failed to gain any ground going 1-1. Oakville…

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Press Release: Launch keep winning streak alive

BOCA RATON, Fla.– After fighting the Atlanta Blaze through three periods, the Florida Launch ultimately extinguished the visitors 19-16 by the hands of veteran Kieran McArdle (7G, 1A). “We connected on all cylinders offensively. We just want to keep making those strides into the playoffs,” McArdle said. Struggling to hold off the Blaze from an early lead, the Launch entered the locker room at halftime with a two-point deficit. Entering…

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