Machine Open Season With 16 Goals, Top Launch

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April 26, 2016

In an entertaining and well-played game, the Ohio Machine opened the 2016 season defeating the Florida Launch 16-14.  This victory marked the Machine’s first win in the Sunshine State.  Six different players scored as the Machine answered every run that Florida launched at them.  Having made the playoffs two years in a row, Ohio has high expectations as they managed to keep their core players on the roster despite the…

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MLL 2016 Season Preview: Ohio Machine

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April 20, 2016

Welcome to the Machine. Ever since John Algie donned his mad scientist lab coat and drafted Tom Schreiber out of Princeton, and picked Kyle Harrison and Peter Baum from the LXM Pro Tour, the Ohio Machine went from a perennial 2-12 team to an overnight contender for the Steinfeld Cup.  With the addition of the three all-star midfielders, Ohio addressed its anemic midfield production and produced one of the most…

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FOGO Fowler Keeps Dominating and He’s Only Getting Started

CHARLOTTE, NC - JUNE 05:  Brendan Fowler #3 of the Charlotte Hounds wins a face-off against Greg Puskuldjian #94 of the Ohio Machine during their game at American Legion Memorial Stadium on June 5, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Ohio won 14-12.  (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
February 9, 2016

This interview fits follows up the John Ortolani interview and Team USA Spring Premiere vs Denver.  One of the story lines many fans were anticipating was the clash of Greg Gurenlian versus his Face Off Academy protégé Trevor Baptiste.  I admit I fell into that category, but there was another match up that had me intrigued.   Brendan Fowler was also on Team USA as a face off specialist.  …

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Team USA Storms Past Denver 22-6

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January 12, 2016

The U.S. Men’s National team kicked off their campaign for the 2018 World Championship this past Sunday at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.  Coach John Danowski debuted as the head coach for the US as they rolled to 22-6 victory over the defending Division I champions Denver.  The coach had plenty of experience and depth on the roster even without all world midfielder Paul Rabil recovering from an injury.  The…

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One on One With Florida Launch FOGO John Ortolani

ANNAPOLIS, MD - JULY 17:  John Ortolani #30 of the Rochester Rattlers walks with the ball during a Major League Lacrosse game against the Chesapeake Bayhawks on July 17, 2014 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland.  The Rattlers won 10-7.  (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
January 4, 2016

During the course of interviewing MLL players, I discovered they have a variety of professions in the offseason. Most of these professions are related to lacrosse in the form of coaching and conducting camps and clinics. Other notable jobs are in the financial sector, strength and conditioning, corporate security, and prison guard. Our guest today, John Ortolani, has perhaps the most unique non-MLL job. John is an MMA fighter. Congratulations…

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One on One With Kevin Crowley

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November 3, 2015

In a return to more traditional interviews I venture up north to interview Kevin Crowley, a major force in lacrosse. Kevin’s achievements include 2010 USILA Player of the Year, 2010 First Team All-American, 2011 USILA Midfielder of the Year, 2011 First Team All-American, all-time points leader at Stony Brook University, first player drafted first overall in both the NLL and MLL draft, and member of 2014 World Champion Team Canada…

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One on One With Rochester Rattlers Goalie John Galloway

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October 29, 2015

Continuing the In Lacrosse We Trust One on One series we keep our goalie and native New York theme we sit down with Rochester Rattlers’ goalie John Galloway.  He was one of the most decorated goalies coming out of college.  John won two national championships as the starting keeper at Syracuse in 2008 and 2009 as well as a two time All American and two time Academic All American.  He…

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One on One With Ohio Machine Goalie Scott Rodgers

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October 26, 2015

As I continue this journalistic experience I hope to relate the dedication and love for the sport of lacrosse that these players possess. When I think about professional player this man comes to mind: Scott Rodgers. If I had a pick in the expansion draft this man would be my first pick. Hardworking, confident yet humble, great teammate, and intense competitor. Welcome Scott and thanks taking the time to speak…

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One on One With Florida Launch Defenseman Tucker Durkin

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October 3, 2015

I want to thank Tucker Durkin for taking time to answer some questions.  Tucker is a human eraser that takes offensive players out of the game and is a prototype defenseman that GMs and coaches dream of drafting. Many analysts and commentators say that your style was suited for the pro game right out of college.  What do you feel are the major differences for defensemen making the transition from…

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One on One With Florida Launch Defender PT Ricci

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October 1, 2015

I have finally had the opportunity to interview one of my favorite players!  Thank you for taking the time to speak with us, PT.   PT Ricci: Andrew, thanks for the opportunity to speak with you. It’s a pleasure to be interviewed by one of my favorite lacrosse writers/websites. Many fans associate you with the Boston Cannons, but you were initially drafted by the Chesapeake Bayhawks. You won two MLL championships…

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