World Lacrosse Foundation overcomes Harvey

October 6, 2017

For most, a 5 a.m. alarm signifies the beginning of another typical workday greeted with dread. When it’s your wake-up call for the Casey Powell World Lacrosse Foundation’s third annual Beach Festival, however, you beat the alarm and have your coffee to go! I received an email from Heather Chase O’Neil asking for volunteers for the August 25-27th event and jumped at the chance to be a part of an…

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Press Release: Launch announce 23-man roster

October 3, 2017

The Florida Launch roster has been reduced to 23 players ahead of the Supplemental Draft that will take place on Friday, Dec. 8. The latest roster, listed below, features some new Launch players but also marks the return of several team veterans. All but three players – Kevin Reisman, Brian von Bargen, and Michael Tagliaferri – appeared in a game for the Launch in 2017. Reisman was acquired last Friday…

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Press Release: Launch season ends with loss to Machine

August 13, 2017

The Florida Launch closed out their historic season with an 18-13 loss to the Ohio Machine in the Major League Lacrosse semi-finals. In their first ever playoff appearance, the Launch showed a renewed team energy that has been in the making throughout the regular season. After losing to the Machine earlier this season, the Launch developed considerably since their last meeting, staying close to Ohio throughout the game. Kieran McArdle…

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Press Release: Launch set to play Machine in semi-final round

August 10, 2017

The Florida Launch will play their first playoff game in franchise history against the Ohio Machine in the first round of the Major League Lacrosse playoffs this Saturday, August 12. Face-off is set for 7:30 p.m. EST at Fortress Obetz in Obetz, Ohio. For local Launch fans, there will be an official playoff game watch party at the Brass Tap (1198 N Dixie Hwy, Boca Raton, FL 33432). The event…

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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: Florida Launch clinch playoff berth

July 30, 2017

For the first time in franchise history, the Florida Launch have secured a playoff berth in a thrilling 18-17 road victory against the Boston Cannons. After losing to the Cannons in their season opener, the Launch evened the series in a redemption match at Harvard Stadium. With a six-goal scoring run to kick off the game, the Launch took off, going on three separate goal-scoring runs in the first half…

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MLL: Weekend action heats up playoff push

July 30, 2017

  Florida 18 – Charlotte 12 Florida rebounded from a loss to Chesapeake earlier in the week with a strong six-goal win over a greatly improved Charlotte team and continues to hold on to third place as the season comes to a close. The Launch came out firing on all cylinders, including a 2-point goal by Connor Buczek and led 7-2 at the end of the first. The second quarter…

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MLL: Thursday triple-header a hit

July 30, 2017

Thursday, July 20 saw three games played in Major League Lacrosse as the season creeps closer to the playoffs. The top two teams remain Denver and Ohio with a persistent Florida squad quietly trailing the top two. Even with their league best records to date, neither Denver nor Ohio locked down playoff berths. The rest of the league sits at a massive tie the middle with Boston in last place….

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Press Release: Launch win home finale, strengthen playoff push

July 25, 2017

BOCA RATON, Fla.— The Launch silenced the Charlotte Hounds in a decisive 18-12 victory as they closed out their home schedule for the 2017 season in front of 2079 fans at FAU Stadium. After dropping their first meeting to the Hounds, the Launch stepped out onto the field with redemption in mind. A six-goal scoring run in the second half headed by rookie Dylan Molloy (6G, 1A) gave the Launch…

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MLL: Deja vu again?

July 21, 2017

Major League Lacrosse action continued fast and furious after an incredible All-Star Game, repercussions of the New York and Boston trade and Team USA tryouts. The All-Star game had many selectees unable to attend as they prepared for Team USA tryouts, but that did not stop an incredible game that ended on a Myles Jones game winner. Players took the old adage of token defense in all-star games threw it…

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