McDaniels: Getting on the Blaze Bandwagon

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May 24, 2016

I am very close to completely jumping on the Atlanta Blaze bandwagon. It is hard to figure out how an expansion team will do in their first year, but so far, the Blaze look to be fighting for a playoff spot. Now that some of the pieces are coming together, you can see that this is not your ordinary first-year franchise. Also, when you realize Myles Jones, the #1 overall…


Lizards Lose First Contest, Fall to Hounds 21-18

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 23, 2016

The talks of an undefeated season in Major League Lacrosse has been put to rest this weekend. After receiving their first loss last weekend from the Ohio Machine, the New York Lizards defeated the only remaining undefeated in the MLL, the Charlotte Hounds, 21-18. Both teams used different strategies throughout the game. For the Lizards, their offensive game plan was centered around one player: Rob Pannell. Pannell scored an amazing…


McDaniels: Wild MLL Weekend Highlighted by Boston Wins

May 18, 2016

What a wild weekend in Major League Lacrosse! Boston grabs two wins in the span of three days. Atlanta gets their first ever win putting up 23 goals. Ohio dominated the defending champs on both sides of the ball. The young Hounds won again to remain the only undefeated team in the league. On the other side, for the second time in just three games, Rochester blew a 4th quarter…


MLL Power Rankings: Cannons Rise

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May 18, 2016

After a light Week 3 schedule, Week 4 saw the normal allotment of games and as a result, a lot of movement in the power rankings. The Cannons rose up the rankings after recording a two win week while the Lizards dropped the furthest after an embarrassing loss to the Machine. Who retains the top spot in Week 5? Check it out: Week 4 MLL Top 9 1- Charlotte (3-0) The…


Audio: Cannons’ Brodie Merrill Scores Crazy 85 Yard Goal

HEMPSTEAD, NY - AUGUST 1: Brodie Merrill #17 of the Boston Cannons against the New York Lizards at James M. Shuart Stadium on August 1, 2015 in Hempstead, New York. (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images)
May 16, 2016

Brodie Merrill led the Boston Cannons to a victory on Saturday night from Harvard Stadium after scoring one of the craziest goals in Major League Lacrosse this season. Merrill’s 85 yard shot sent the game into overtime, where Davey Emala scored on a feed from Will Manny to win. On the call on MLL Radio was ILWT’s own Marisa Ingemi along with James Mattone. The audio clip above follows the…


Cannons Use Last Second Merrill Two Pointer to Top Rattlers

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May 15, 2016

Embed from Getty Images ALLSTON, Mass –  Brodie Merrill found himself back on the field at Harvard Stadium for the first time in over a year Saturday afternoon. With the Cannons returning to the hallowed grounds after a one-year hiatus from the Coliseum last season, and Merrill missing the Cannons home opener due to National Lacrosse League (NLL) duties, the pieces fell into place for a potential historic night. With…


McDaniels: Early Retirements a Reality of MLL

CHARLOTTE, NC - JULY 11:  Mike Sawyer #4 of the Charlotte Hounds reacts after scoring a goal against the Florida Launch during their game at American Legion Memorial Stadium on July 11, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
May 12, 2016

Retirements are part of sports. In Major League Lacrosse, they hold two different meanings. The traditional hang it up after a lengthy career is what we know in most professional sports. The other retirement only seen in newer leagues such as the MLL is when a young, emerging star calls it a career while still at the top of their game. We saw that last week when Mike Sawyer of…


Major League Lacrosse Three Stars: Weeks Two and Three

May 11, 2016

In week three of the Major League Lacrosse 2016 season, here are your three stars. Number Three Mike Sawyer, Charlotte Hounds, Attack With what was a shocking announcement to his voluntary immediate retirement just two games into the season, Sawyer went off for three goals and an assist in his very last MLL game. From his days at Loyola to his Charlotte career, Mike was one of the most impactful…


MLL Power Rankings: Hounds Top Dog in Week Three

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May 10, 2016

The MLL season is still in its early stages but already we are starting to see teams separate themselves from the rest of the pack. Only two games occurred this week as the Machine got revenge over the Outlaws with an overtime win and the Lizards handled the lowly Launch. With that in mind, not much has changed in the power rankings as the league gets ready for Week 4….


Rodgers Sparks Machine in Overtime Rematch Against Outlaws

May 10, 2016

The Ohio Machine defeated the Denver Outlaws 14-13 this past weekend on the strength of 3 critical saves by Scott Rodgers during overtime.  Denver defeated visiting Ohio two weeks ago in the last minutes of that game so the Machine returned the favor in the rematch.  This time it was Marcus Holman scoring the game winning goal on an assist from Steele Stanwick.  This season’s games between Denver and Ohio…