MLL: Rattlers on the move to Frisco

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November 17, 2017

At 11 a.m. EST on Thursday, November 16, outgoing Major League Lacrosse commissioner David Gross took the podium at a press conference and announced the relocation of the Rochester Rattlers franchise to Dallas, Texas. The announcement took place at The Star in Frisco, the practice facility of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys and host of the 2017 MLL championship. The 12,000 seat practice facility will be the only indoor venue in…

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Press Release: Launch announce 23-man roster

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

DELAWARE, OH - MAY 18:  Steele Stanwick #6 of the Ohio Machine controls the ball against the New York Lizards on May 18, 2013 at Selby Stadium in Delaware, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
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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Rise of the Machine

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September 4, 2017

On August 19, Major League Lacrosse capped off another closely contested season with a rematch of their 2016 championship. The Ohio Machine and Denver Outlaws proved themselves to be the top two teams throughout the regular season and the final in Dallas at The Star in Frisco, Texas lived up to the regular season hype both squads generated. In 2016, Denver rallied behind their veterans and rookies to reel off…

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Machine crowned 2017 MLL champions

August 19, 2017; Frisco, TX, USA; Ohio Machine vs. Denver Outlaws at Ford Center. Photography Credit: Jerome Miron
August 20, 2017

It wasn’t as close as last year’s final, but that doesn’t mean it was any less dramatic. A year after losing to the Denver Outlaws in the last seconds of the 2016 Steinfeld Cup, the Ohio Machine roared to life in the fourth quarter on Saturday night for a 17-12 win over the Outlaws to capture their first Major League Lacrosse championship. Marcus Holman’s natural hat-trick in the fourth-quarter was…

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MLL: Outlaws will defend title

August 12, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; Rochester Rattlers @ Denver Outlaws at Barton Lacrosse Stadium. Photography Credit: Isaiah Downing
August 14, 2017

Two late two-point goals didn’t even get the Rochester Rattlers close to overcoming the fourth quarter nine-goal run by the Denver Outlaws in Saturday’s Major League Lacrosse semi-final game. The Outlaws, 15-8 winners, will defend their 2016 Steinfeld Cup win next Saturday in Frisco, Texas at the league championship game against the Ohio Machine. “We’re thankful were going to have the opportunity [to defend the title],” head coach B.J. O’Hara…

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Press Release: Launch season ends with loss to Machine

May 27, 2017; Columbus, OH, USA; Florida Launch @ Ohio Machine at Obetz Fortress Field. Photography Credit: Joe Maiorana
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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MLL: Playoffs set, Rochester claims a seat at the table

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

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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

July 29, 2017; Columbus, OH, USA; Florida Launch @ Ohio Machine at Obetz Fortress Field. Photography Credit: Joe Maiorana
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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