MLL: Rookies debut as race for playoffs remains tight

June 3, 2017; Atlanta, GA, USA; Charlotte Hounds @ Atlanta Blaze at Fifth Third Bank Stadium. Photography Credit: Brett Davis
June 8, 2017

As Major League Lacrosse closes in on the middle of the season, the race for playoff spots tightens with the usual suspects remaining at the top while a surprise contender finds itself in a tie for the number four spot. The season is far from over and even the bottom teams are still within striking distance with little room for error. The number that every team wants to avoid is…

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MLL draft results: Molloy goes first

Dylan Molloy goes first overall at the 2017 MLL draft. (Photo credit: Major League Lacrosse)
June 4, 2017

The 2017 Major League Lacrosse collegiate draft may end up producing one of the deepest classes the MLL has ever seen. Every team came out with at least one guy that can make a huge difference in their organization. Some teams even got two or three guys potential impact guys. Here are Bailey Kennedy’s thoughts and grades for each team’s draft picks.   Atlanta Blaze Draft Grade: C- #9 Jake Withers, Ohio…

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MLL: Upsets, comebacks and overtime – oh my!

May 19, 2017; Chesapeake, MD, USA; Atlanta Blaze @ Chesapeake Bayhawks at Johns Hopkins University's Homewood Field. Photography Credit: Jermain Rangasammy/Major League Lacrosse
May 25, 2017

Another weekend of Major League Lacrosse provided incredible action with upsets and overtime victories. The largest margin of victory was just three goals. The only thing that remained unchanged was the Denver Outlaws staying atop the standings. Denver remains an undefeated team after their bye week. Chesapeake moved into second place after a two-goal victory over Atlanta. Charlotte, which has improved every week, defeated heavily favoured Ohio at home and…

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MLL: Action filled weekend produces standings log-jam

John Locascio of the Rochester Rattlers.
May 19, 2017

During a time when the NCAA tournament dominates the lacrosse landscape, Major League Lacrosse again continued to play some high-level and entertaining lacrosse. The Charlotte Hounds secured their first win of the season and showed flashes of the team they will become. At this point, the league is showing some separation with Denver alone in first place while Ohio, Chesapeake and New York are now 2-1 and tied for second…

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MLL: New stars emerge for league in week 3

2014 MLL Championship Game - Denver Outlaws v Rochester Rattlers
May 12, 2017

I went into the third week of Major League Lacrosse with some serious doubts. There was no way that the league could keep up the level of play and close games from their first two weeks, right? Wrong! Overtime and comebacks again dominated the weekend as well as superstar performances. Rochester took Ohio to the wire and won in overtime to hand the Machine their first defeat of the season….

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MLL: Week two hijinks

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)
May 5, 2017

The second week of Major League Lacrosse proved just as exciting and unpredictable as week one because many teams are still missing core players due to indoor or coaching commitments. This overlap makes the first four weeks of the league’s season important as no team wants to start 0-4 and battle uphill. Wiley veterans or players relatively new to the league use this opportunity to display their skills while many…

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MLL opening weekend steals the show

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April 27, 2017

Major League Lacrosse kicked off the 2017 season amid the drama of NHL and NBA playoffs and the hype of early season MLB play and simply stole the show. Incredibly, all four opening weekend games ended in one-goal victories and two of the four went to overtime. Earlier in the year, commissioner David Gross announced that this would be his last season as the head of the league. Despite the…

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Battle of Two Champions

Denver Pioneers vs Canisius Golden Griffins (Photo credit: Ian Neadle)
March 3, 2017

The Denver Pioneers host defending NCAA champion UNC on Saturday. The Pios enter with an undefeated record and No. 1 standing across all three major polls, while UNC is 3-1 with their one loss coming against their strongest opponent so far in Johns Hopkins. In their performance last week against Canisius, freshman Ethan Walker came up large in his debut, the first rookie to beat the record from 2000 set…

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Hopkins Handles Heels 13-5

hopkins
February 28, 2017

Chapel Hill, North Carolina – The Johns Hopkins Blue Jays were stout defensively, limiting the defending national champion University of North Carolina Tar Heels to just five goals, and left Chapel Hill with a 13-5 win. Offensively, the Jays scored nine goals in the second half and defensively held the Heels to one goal in the first half. Senior attackman Wilkins Dismuke scored the opening two goals of the game….

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Pioneers Hold Off Blue Devils 14-9

The Denver Pioneers soared over the Duke Blue Devils 14-9 on Saturday, February 18 at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium. (Photo credit: Ian Neadle)
February 20, 2017

In what shaped up to be a game-long thriller, it was not until the last few minutes of regulation that the Denver Pioneers pulled ahead for a 14-9 win over the Duke Blue Devils. Duke battled out the entire game with the Pioneers, keeping the score tied or within two points. Exchanging fast breaks, hard hits and offensive possessions kept the match-up fierce and exciting the whole way through. Connor…

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