McDaniels: Final MLL Awards

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July 28, 2015

What a finale to the regular season of Major League Lacrosse! The idea to have all of the final games on Saturday evening was a great move as all the drama unfolded at the same time watching Ohio, Rochester, and Boston fight for the final home playoff game.  First, happy trails to Denver goalie Jesse Schwartzman, Chesapeake head coach Dave Cottle, and possibly the legend Casey Powell. Schwartzman announced his…

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Bitter Sweet End to MLL Regular Season

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July 28, 2015

The end of any regular season often brings multiple emotions of excitement, anticipation, disappointment and questioning.  The top four teams see the fruits of their success as they move on to the playoffs and the other teams look back to see where they went off the track in their quest for the Steinfeld Cup.  As fans we are excited for the playoffs, but find ourselves wondering where the season went….

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End of the Line: Final MLL Power Rankings

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July 28, 2015

Well, here we are at the end of the MLL regular season. There have been plenty of surprises along the way, and some of the teams that everyone thought would be in the running at this point are hitting the links, while the opposite is true for a few other teams. The semifinals take place this weekend with Boston making the trip to Long Island to take on the Lizards,…

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MLL Three Stars: Season Comes to Close

Chesapeake Bayhawks v Ohio Machine
July 27, 2015

An exciting Major League Lacrosse regular season is over and here are your three stars of the final weekend of action. 3) Kieran McArdle (Florida) – 4 goals, 3 assists Kieran McArdle helped his Florida Launch end the season with a bang, tallying seven points against Rochester Saturday. Six of the points came in the middle two quarters as the Launch outscored the Rattlers 11-5 on their way to an…

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MLL 2015 Rookie of the Year Candidates

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July 27, 2015

After the MLL Draft in January, it was expected that Lyle Thompson would have run away with this award. The No. 1 overall pick handily won the Tewaaraton, given to college lacrosse’s best player, and was widely viewed as a top five college player of all-time when he graduated from Albany in May. But in one of the wildest MLL seasons in years, stiff competition grew from his classmates in…

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The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday: Jesse Schwartzman Retires

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July 27, 2015

Rumors swirled about Jesse Schwartzman in the past couple of weeks. Would he return to Denver for another tour of duty in 2016? Walking into Mile High Stadium on Saturday afternoon there was no clear answer. As the game started, the New York Lizards did what the New York Lizards do: they scored early and often on the Denver Outlaws. Stalwart of Denver’s back line, Jesse Schwartzman was in net….

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Outlaws End Season With 15-14 Win

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July 27, 2015

The New York Lizards dominated the first half, but in the end, the Denver Outlaws dominated in the quarter that mattered most, the fourth quarter, and scored the final goal in overtime to end their season with a 15-14 win and finish with a record of 7-7. Goals were common for the Lizards in the first half. The team got contributions from a lot of different players. Leading the way…

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Machine Secure Second Seed With Boston Win

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July 26, 2015

After defeating Boston (8-6) for the second time in three weeks, Ohio (9-5) will ride a three game winning streak into the playoffs as the Machine beat the Cannons 17-16 on Saturday night in front of 2,731 fans at Selby Stadium in Delaware, Ohio. Five goals from five different Ohio players put the Machine up 5-3 after 15 minutes of play. Ohio’s Marcus Holman, along with Boston’s Joe Nardella and…

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Launch Close Season With Rattling Victory

Charlotte Hounds v Florida Launch
July 26, 2015

The Rochester Rattlers (8 – 6) closed out the regular season in the 2015 MLL campaign with a loss in an exciting road game against the Florida Launch (5 – 9). The Launch surged past the Rochester defense in the second and fourth quarters, as the Rattlers were not equipped to stop Lyle Thompson, whose six point afternoon (including a hat trick) ended with a pass to brother Miles Thompson…

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Dave Cottle Resigns From Bayhawks Coaching Duties

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July 26, 2015

According to Quint Kessenich from Inside Lacrosse, the Chesapeake Bayhawks game last night against the Charlotte Hounds was the last for coa h Dave Cottle. Kessenich says that Cottle will remain in the Bayhawks front office, but will step back from the sidelines. In his years with the Bayhawks as their coach, Cottle led the team to back to back championship titles. Cottle coached at Loyola College for 19 years…

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