Major League Lacrosse Announces 2016 Schedule

Lizards Celebrate
November 23, 2015

Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier outdoor professional lacrosse league, announced the schedule for the upcoming 2016 season today. Opening Day is scheduled for Saturday, April 23, 2016. The League’s newest team, the Atlanta Blaze, takes the field at their new home, Fifth Third Bank Stadium at Kennesaw State University, against the Chesapeake Bayhawks. MLL fans will also see a rematch of the 2015 final, as the MLL defending champion…


Atlanta Blaze Take Shape After Expansion Draft

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November 20, 2015

The Atlanta Blaze took shape today as they grabbed the first pieces of their new team through the Expansion Draft. GM and Head Coach John Tucker came in with a great strategy to pilfer familiar players he has coached and ones that have been successful on playoff  teams. Here is a look at the new Atlanta Blaze: 1.    Adam Ghitelman, Goalie Boston- Not surprised Atlanta took a goalie, but am…


2015 MLL Expansion Draft Preview

November 18, 2015

On Wednesday, November 18, 2015, Major League Lacrosse will welcome its newest team, the Atlanta Blaze, by hosting the MLL Expansion Draft. The rules of the Draft are simple. Held on Wednesday via teleconference; there are 15 rounds with three minutes per pick for the first five rounds and two minutes for the remaining rounds. Each of the eight current MLL teams protected 12 players and left nine unprotected, so…


One on One With Kevin Crowley

November 3, 2015

In a return to more traditional interviews I venture up north to interview Kevin Crowley, a major force in lacrosse. Kevin’s achievements include 2010 USILA Player of the Year, 2010 First Team All-American, 2011 USILA Midfielder of the Year, 2011 First Team All-American, all-time points leader at Stony Brook University, first player drafted first overall in both the NLL and MLL draft, and member of 2014 World Champion Team Canada…


One on One With Rochester Rattlers Goalie John Galloway

Rochester Rattlers v New York Lizards
October 29, 2015

Continuing the In Lacrosse We Trust One on One series we keep our goalie and native New York theme we sit down with Rochester Rattlers’ goalie John Galloway.  He was one of the most decorated goalies coming out of college.  John won two national championships as the starting keeper at Syracuse in 2008 and 2009 as well as a two time All American and two time Academic All American.  He…


One on One With Ohio Machine Goalie Scott Rodgers

October 26, 2015

As I continue this journalistic experience I hope to relate the dedication and love for the sport of lacrosse that these players possess. When I think about professional player this man comes to mind: Scott Rodgers. If I had a pick in the expansion draft this man would be my first pick. Hardworking, confident yet humble, great teammate, and intense competitor. Welcome Scott and thanks taking the time to speak…


Reese Returnd to Bayhawks Just When They Need It

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October 23, 2015

Brian Reese was recently announced as the Chesapeake Bayhawks Head Coach after serving as their GM. He takes over for Dave Cottle who stays on as the team’s President. With Reese’s experience both in the office and on the field for Chesapeake, he has the team’s and franchise’s best interest in mind and brings a winning mindset with him everywhere he goes. Brendan Kelly, the Bayhawks Owner, was quoted in…


Kevin Crowley Gets Another MLL Shot With Charlotte

October 18, 2015

If there’s one player teams would like to get their hands on, it’s Kevin Crowley. He has been a stud offensively for every team he’s played on both in the NLL and MLL. This will be Kevin’s fourth MLL team in six years. Crowley’s point production has decreased significantly since his 2013 season with the Hamilton Nationals (55 pts) to his previous season with the Chespaeake Bayhawks (10 pts). This…


MLL Should Keep the Expansion Going

MLL Atlanta
October 15, 2015

Earlier this year, Major League Lacrosse announced the expansion to a ninth team as Atlanta, Georgia will become the host to a professional lacrosse team. With the addition of the Atlanta Blaze, the MLL has seen two new teams in each of the past two years, the other being the move of the Hamilton Nationals down to Florida as they became the Florida Launch. Where does the MLL go from…


Evaluating the Rochester Rattlers Protected Roster

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October 13, 2015

A few months removed from their MLL final game, and big news has already fluttered around Upstate New York. Four days ago, the Rochester Rattlers released their 12 man protected roster lists, and some surprising names are not covered. This comes along with but a huge trade with the team the Rattlers faced in the final game, the 2015 MLL Champion New York Lizards. MLL veteran Ned Crotty has returned…