The Marketing of Professional Lacrosse and Its Players

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August 31, 2015

If you build it, they will come. The famous quote from the baseball movie “Field of Dreams” has been proven over the history of professional sports. Just a little over a century after many of today’s pro leagues were formed, professional sports have reached a peak in popularity. The four major sports, along with college football and basketball, have become multi-million—in some cases billion—dollar operations. In an age of constant…


McDaniels: Nine Things That Should Happen in MLL Offseason

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August 26, 2015

It is never too early to begin to look ahead to what we want to see when the 2016 Major League Lacrosse season begins. Now that there are nine teams in the MLL, here are my nine things I would like to see happen this offseason: 9) Casey Powell suits up for one more season. Call me selfish, but even though Casey is pushing 40, he is only one year…


MLL Should Bask In Its Best Season

August 25, 2015

Last week, the Major League Lacrosse Twitter account tweeted, “How many games were won by a single goal?” The answer was 18 games, accounting for 31 percent of games during the 2015 Major League Lacrosse season. That tidbit effectively sums up the MLL season. Ever since the league’s inception in 2001, games have typically been very close, but competitiveness went to another level this summer. The best example is June…


2015 MLL Season Recap: Rochester Rattlers

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August 23, 2015

Wins: 8 Losses: 6 Games Back: 2 HOME: 5 – 2 AWAY: 3 – 4 POST- SEASON = Wins: 1 Losses: 1 Games Back: 1 AWAY: 1 – 1 Rochester’s 2015 is a tale of two teams. On one side, a dominant yet at times beatable Rochester’s impressive defensive ability, overall offensive chemistry, and superb leadership carried them to the regular season title in 2014, and falling just short of…


Drew Adams Historic Playoff Run Backbone of Lizards Title

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August 23, 2015

The Lizards’ championship wasn’t because of one player. League MVP Greg Gurenlian made that clear in his postgame interview and said it was because New York had the best locker room. And arguably the most important cog in the Lizards’ machine outside of Gurenlian was goalie Drew Adams. Adams has been in the MLL since 2009 and he’s been one of the best goalies in the league most seasons. He…


MLL Rookie Report: Championship Edition

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August 15, 2015

  Rookies certainly made their mark in the 2015 Major League Lacrosse season, ending with New York’s 15-12 championship game victory over Rochester. The only rookie to suit up in the Lizards’ title win was Ryan Walsh of Colgate, who scooped a groundball after a regular season which saw him score ten goals in seven games. Several rookies contributed on the opposite sideline for the Rattlers, led by Syracuse alums…


Schwedelson: Lizards Won the Rabil Trade

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August 13, 2015

You want to take a guess at who I think won the Paul Rabil trade? Let me think about this for a few minutes … I’ll go with the 2015 MLL champion New York Lizards. For the record, that was a joke. It’s an easy choice, at least as of now since the Lizards won the championship this year. LIZARDS RECEIVED: Paul Rabil (From Cannons) Mike Stone (From Cannons) CANNONS…


One on One With Florida Launch’s Megan Danner

Rochester Rattlers v Florida Launch
August 13, 2015

Thank you making time in your schedule for this interview. How did you get involved in MLL lacrosse? Auburn University is not exactly a hotbed. What drew you to the sport? I was put on this path mainly due to luck and connections. I was one of the very lucky few graduating college that had a job in place at the time thanks to the economy. This job with Brock Communications pointed me towards…


2015 MLL Season Recap: New York Lizards

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August 11, 2015

After the Lizards beat the Rattlers on Saturday in the MLL Championship, Greg Gurenlian shared what made this Lizards team different. “When you go into a fourth quarter like that and you feel like if I don’t do my job, I’m going to let my brothers down, it changes everything,” Gurenlian said in a postgame interview. From the moment the Paul Rabil trade became official, New York was the league’s…


2015 MLL Championship: An Analysis

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August 9, 2015

It seems like few things in the sports world rarely follow the script that appears to be written.  Few champions are ever undefeated.  “Teams of Destiny” always seem to be watching someone else celebrate at the end of a game.  Underdogs pull off the unexpected upsets.  For the 2015 MLL season, this will be one of the few times that the season long favorites finished with a championship.  The New…