2018 MLL Preview – New York, Chesapeake

April 24, 2018

The next two teams in our 2018 preview are both founding members of Major League Lacrosse and rivals that found themselves not making the playoffs last season: of course, the New York Lizards and the Chesapeake Bayhawks, two teams that no one seems to want to leave once they make the roster. These proud franchises eerily mirror each other in more than just their history and win/loss record from last…

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MLL: Bayhawks announce coaching staff

March 15, 2018

ANNAPOLIS, MD –  The Chesapeake Bayhawks are blessed to have one of the most successful head coaches in NCAA lacrosse history on staff leading the team. Dave Cottle built a Hall of Fame résumé during his 28 years at Loyola and Maryland, amassing a tremendous career record of 279-115. Now the Bayhawks are bringing aboard one of the few Division I head coaches that actually won more games than Cottle. The…

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MLL: Bayhawks announce doubleheader with WPLL

February 21, 2018

  ANNAPOLIS, MD – Women’s sports history will be made this summer in Annapolis when the Baltimore Pride take on the Philadelphia Fire in a special doubleheader that showcases both men’s and women’s professional lacrosse. The Chesapeake Bayhawks are proud to announce they will host the inaugural game of the new Women’s Professional Lacrosse League (WPLL) with the hometown Baltimore Brave battling the Philadelphia Fire. That contest will be the first…

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MLL: Teams fill out rosters at supplemental draft

January 19, 2018

This past Wednesday, Major League Lacrosse held its annual supplemental draft with former Florida Launch goaltender Benny Pugh going first overall to the Boston Cannons. Teams can only protect 19 players prior to the start of the season, so the supplemental draft helps teams re-stock their rosters to the allowed 35 players. At this point, it’s safe to say that the MLL talent pool more resembles a waterpark in size…

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MLL: Bayhawks announce Cottle’s return as head coach

December 14, 2017

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Longtime member of the Chesapeake Bayhawks organization, Dave Cottle, has signed on as Head Coach for the 2018 Major League Lacrosse (MLL) season, succeeding previous head coach, Brian Reese, the team announced Wednesday. Cottle will also retain his responsibilities as general manager going forward. Cottle is not a new face for the Chesapeake Bayhawks and is certainly not a new face in the game of lacrosse. Cottle…

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Press Release: New stadium for MLL’s Bayhawks

December 1, 2017

ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Chesapeake Sports and Entertainment Group (CSEG) revealed plans on Thursday for a multi-sport field and performance complex, featuring a stadium and amphitheater, to be the home for Major League Lacrosse’s Chesapeake Bayhawks. The new complex will be constructed in a phased approach, situated in Crownsville, MD, where the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds and former Crownsville Hospital currently reside. Phase one of the project will begin on…

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Press Release: Bayhawks trade for Steele Stanwick as 23-man roster announced

October 3, 2017

ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Chesapeake Bayhawks of Major League Lacrosse announced their protected 23-man roster for the 2018 season on Monday, alongside a trade announcement which introduced Steele Stanwick, formerly of the Ohio Machine, to the Bayhawks squad in exchange for a 2019 2nd round collegiate draft pick. As the Bayhawks and Chesapeake Sports & Entertainment Group continue the initiative to build an MLL-dedicated stadium in Maryland, maintaining a focus…

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MLL: Playoffs set, Rochester claims a seat at the table

August 13, 2017

Sadly, Major League Lacrosse’s regular season ended last weekend as Rochester claimed the last playoff spot. The Denver and Ohio games determined that Florida would travel to face the Machine and Rochester would face the Outlaws in Denver. Despite three of the four spots filled the previous week, the action in the games proved dramatic and there was even an emotional farewell as Greg Gurenlian played his last MLL game. The…

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MLL: Week 14 sees three playoff spots claimed

August 5, 2017

That time we look forward to with anticipation and dread arrived this past weekend as the playoff picture cleared somewhat as Denver, Ohio and Florida all punched their tickets to the post-season. New York, Rochester and Charlotte each have a chance at the last spot. As the playoffs take shape, the regular season is ending. There has been some incredible lacrosse played this season. The league produced some great sports…

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Press Release: Byrne sets record in Bayhawks win

August 5, 2017

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Josh Byrne broke the Major League Lacrosse rookie scoring record to lead the Chesapeake Bayhawks to a thrilling 23-19 come-from-behind victory over the Denver Outlaws on Thursday night at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Byrne was on fire from beginning to end in scoring seven goals, increasing his season total to 39. That breaks the previous mark of 34 goals, set by Florida Launch attackman Kieran McArdle in…

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