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…


MLL Expansion Draft: Lizards Protected Roster

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October 9, 2015

Today marked the deadline for the final 10-12 players that each Major League Lacrosse team named to their roster. It was a bittersweet day as teams were forced to make choices, and the New York Lizards were no exception. These are the players the Lizards decided to protect: Goalie Drew Adams Defensemen Steve DeNapoli Joe Fletcher Kyle Hartzell Steven Holmes Midfield Ned Crotty Greg Gurenlian JoJo Marasco Paul Rabil Attack…


MLL 10-or-12 Man Protected Rosters Announced

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October 8, 2015

The following lists were released by the teams of Major League Lacrosse today as who was and was not protected. Boston Cannons Brent Adams Midfield Protected Kevin Buchanan Attack Protected Davey Emala Attack Protected John Glesener Attack Protected Josh Hawkins Midfield Protected Will Manny Attack Protected Scott McWilliams Defense Protected Joe Nardella Midfield Protected Scott Ratliff Defense Protected Max Seibald Midfield Protected Wells Stanwick Attack Protected Chad Wiedmaier Defense Protected…


Charlotte Hounds Acquire Kevin Crowley

Florida Launch v New York Lizards
October 8, 2015

The Charlotte Hounds of Major League Lacrosse completed a blockbuster trade to acquire midfielder Kevin Crowley from the Chesapeake Bayhawks at the league’s 12-player protected roster deadline. In exchange for Crowley, the Hounds send the Bayhawks two draft picks – the 11th overall selection in the 2016 Collegiate Draft and 15th overall selection in the 2016 Supplemental Draft. A native of New Westminster, B.C., Crowley has appeared in 53 MLL…


Brian Reese Named New Chesapeake Bayhawks Head Coach

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October 6, 2015

The Chesapeake Bayhawks announced Tuesday that Assistant Coach Brian Reese has been promoted as the team’s Head Coach for the 2016 season. A lacrosse veteran, Reese’s history with the Bayhawks began when he played four of his five Major League Lacrosse (MLL) seasons on the team, later serving as General Manager in their 2011 season. Since, Reese has served as Assistant Coach under former Head Coach Dave Cottle, who announced…


One on One With Florida Launch Defenseman Tucker Durkin

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October 3, 2015

I want to thank Tucker Durkin for taking time to answer some questions.  Tucker is a human eraser that takes offensive players out of the game and is a prototype defenseman that GMs and coaches dream of drafting. Many analysts and commentators say that your style was suited for the pro game right out of college.  What do you feel are the major differences for defensemen making the transition from…


One on One With Florida Launch Defender PT Ricci

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October 1, 2015

I have finally had the opportunity to interview one of my favorite players!  Thank you for taking the time to speak with us, PT.   PT Ricci: Andrew, thanks for the opportunity to speak with you. It’s a pleasure to be interviewed by one of my favorite lacrosse writers/websites. Many fans associate you with the Boston Cannons, but you were initially drafted by the Chesapeake Bayhawks. You won two MLL championships…


Protected Roster Analysis: Florida Launch

Rochester Rattlers v Florida Launch
September 27, 2015

Last season the Florida Launch recorded their second straight 5-9 season. The Launch continue to remake their roster after making the move from Hamilton last year. The attack unit leads the Launch but there are still plenty of holes on this roster moving forward. As the offseason begins, the Launch made the first of many moves to change the roster by cutting down the roster to 23 players. Here is…


Boston Cannons Protected Players Analysis

September 20, 2015

After missing the playoffs in each of the last two season, the Boston Cannons rebounded by making the playoffs and almost pulling off an upset over the New York Lizards. Despite trading away star midfielder Paul Rabil, the team seemed to be more balanced on offense. Defensively, the Cannons also got a big boost thanks to the emergence of Scott Ratliff both as a defender as well as a big…


2015 MLL Protected Roster Analysis: New York Lizards

lizards vs outlaws
September 19, 2015

Major league Lacrosse (MLL), the premier outdoor lacrosse league, had their teams announce their 23-Man Protected Roster. Any players that weren’t protected will enter the player pool for the 2016 season. The next important roster date will be Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 when teams will have to submit their 10 to 12 Player Expansion Protected Roster from their 23-Man Protected Roster. -10 players if the team protects two goalies -12…