MLL opening weekend steals the show

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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Protected Roster Analysis: Florida Launch

September 27, 2015

Last season the Florida Launch recorded their second straight 5-9 season. The Launch continue to remake their roster after making the move from Hamilton last year. The attack unit leads the Launch but there are still plenty of holes on this roster moving forward. As the offseason begins, the Launch made the first of many moves to change the roster by cutting down the roster to 23 players. Here is…

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MLL Preview Week 13: Florida Launch at Denver Outlaws

July 19, 2015

Two ships passing in the night hardly make a sound. But two lacrosse teams facing off in the mid-day heat in Denver are bound to exude a noticeable din. Florida is a team on the rise. Languishing at the bottom of the league table for most of the season, the Launch have come alive in recent weeks as their crop of rookies acclimate to the league and begin to stretch…

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Cannons Blast Launch at Gillette

June 2, 2015

When the Florida Launch traveled up to Boston, they did so with the hope that getting their main attack line of Casey Powell, Kieren McArdle, and Lyle Thompson would finally get their offense on the right track this season.  Unfortunately for the Launch, nothing seemed to go right for them while the Cannons were able to capitalize on nearly every opportunity they had on their way to a 13-9 victory….

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Rattlers and Launch Make Huge Trade

May 4, 2015

The Rochester Rattlers and Florida Launch have just completed a deal that sends Miles Thompson to Florida, an eventually will collaborate with his brother for the first time since the two were named Tewaaraton co-winners at University of Albany in 2014. The Rattlers receive face-off specialist Mike Poppleton and the rights to 2015 Draft pick Kevin Rice, along with a sixth round 2016 MLL Supplemental Draft pick. The Launch will also…

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MLL Rookie Report: McArdle, Thompson and Wolf Shine in MLL Finales

August 12, 2014

The MLL season has come to a close and that means that every rookie has completed their first year in the professional ranks. While some players had got more experience than others, each one made an impact for his respective team. Kieran McArdle locked up the best season ever for a rookie in the MLL while Jordan Wolf had a tremendous impact for Rochester Rattlers in helping them earn a…

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MLL Rookie Report: McArdle Near Lock for Rookie of the Year

August 5, 2014

The MLL season is almost over and therefore, thus, most of the rookies have almost completed their first year at the professional level. While some players have played almost a full season, some are still making their pro debuts and adjusting to the speed of the pro game. Here is the week in review for every rookie in the MLL after Week 13. Florida Launch Kieran McArdle locked up his…

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MLL Power Rankings: Final Week

August 4, 2014

With the season in its final week of the year for half the teams, it has been a fun summer of MLL action.  Some of the familiar names are atop the standings, but like last year it looks like one newcomer will have a shot at the title come Championship Weekend. 1) Rochester Rattlers – Even though in a tie with the Outlaws, the Rattlers are still the hottest team…

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Launch Take Off Over Cannons, Win 23-17

July 27, 2014

Boca Raton—The Boston Cannons traveled to south Florida this weekend for their first-ever meeting with the Florida Launch. The Cannons won’t be very eager to come back after getting trounced 23-17 by a much better Florida Launch group tonight. Boston got off to a tremendous start, scoring off the opening faceoff, with a unassisted goal just 10 seconds into the game from Chris Eck. Play would get sloppy for a…

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Rabil, Buchanan Lead Cannons into Florida

July 25, 2014

Boca Raton, FL—Everything is on the line for the Florida Launch as they host the Boston Cannons for the home finale of their inaugural season. After four consecutive losses, Florida needs to bring it these last three weekends to remain in playoff contention. A loss this weekend would more than likely eliminate any chance of postseason play. Back to back games against the Cannons and a season finale in Ohio…

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