2015 MLL Championship: Lizards Win First Title in 12 Years

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August 9, 2015

Over the last two weeks, the New York Lizards have acquired a number of individual hardware. Greg “The Beast” Gurenlian took home the FOAthlete of the year, MLL/USL Sportsmanship Player of the Year, and MVP, Drew Adams was awarded the Goalie of the Year award, and Joe Fletcher achieved the Defensive Player of the Year award. In the end, however, there was one trophy not just Gurenlian, Adams, and Fletcher…

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2015 MLL Championship: Lizards vs Rattlers

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August 8, 2015

The Major League Lacrosse Championship Game is upon us. Rochester and New York square off on Saturday for the Seinfeld Cup. The game is chock-full of star power, as the league’s Offensive, Defensive, Goalie of the Year and MVP will all be playing. Here are some other storylines surrounding the game. How’d they get here? New York has undeniably been the best team in the MLL all season. The Lizards…

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2015 All-MLL Team Announced

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August 8, 2015

Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, has announced this year’s 2015 ALL-MLL Team Presented by New Balance. The roster is voted on by MLL Head Coaches and General Managers, and is comprised of some of the best talent in the League, all of whom stood out at their respective positions. The 2015 New Balance ALL-MLL Team Presented by New Balance was determined by a submission process where MLL Head…

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MLL Announces Atlanta Blaze As Expansion Team

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August 7, 2015

Major League Lacrosse Commissioner David Gross today announced the addition of the league’s ninth and newest team, the Atlanta Blaze. Based in Kennesaw, Georgia, the Atlanta Blaze will join MLL league play in the 2016 season. “We are thrilled to welcome the Atlanta Blaze into MLL. This is a market we’ve spent quite a bit of time in over the past few years and know the fans are hungry for…

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MLL: Championship Weekend Puts Rivals Into Battle

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August 7, 2015

Championship week is finally here and it leaves one asking how the season went by so quickly, but the result is the Rochester Rattlers face the New York Lizards for the Steinfeld Cup.  This week’s conference call featured John Galloway of Rochester as well as Head Coach Joe Spallina and Greg Gurenlian of the New York Lizards.  First and foremost I want to thank those gentlemen as well as Mark…

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MLL Rookie Report: Young Players Shine in Playoffs

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August 6, 2015

A pair of exciting Major League Lacrosse Semifinal games featured several rookies making an impact as they look to lead their teams to a championship. In the first game last Saturday, a pair of Syracuse rookies played key roles in Rochester’s 12-8 win at Ohio. Kevin Rice scored three goals and dished an assist while Randy Staats tallied two goals and an assist. On two occasions, the duo connected for…

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Greg Gurenlian Wins 2015 MLL MVP

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August 6, 2015

Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, announced today that New York Lizards Greg Gurenlian has been named the 2015 Coca-Cola Most Valuable Player, as voted by MLL Head Coaches and General Managers. Gurenlian, a twelve-season veteran midfielder and faceoff specialist for New York, earned eight first place “Most Valuable Player” votes for his dominant play and more specifically his incredible impact on the Lizards’ possession game. Gurenlian’s…

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MLL Championship 2015: Rochester Rattlers Keys to Victory

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August 6, 2015

It’s the Battle of New York for the 15th anniversary of Major League Lacrosse! For the second year in a row, the Rochester Rattlers have made it to the MLL Finals, where they will face the New York Lizards in an all-Empire State affair for the Steinfeld Cup this Saturday night in Kennesaw, Georgia. In last week’s first playoff game, the Rattlers traveled to Ohio to face off against the…

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So Close, Yet So Far Away: 2015 Ohio Machine Season Recap

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August 5, 2015

One year after making the playoffs for the first time in franchise history, the Ohio Machine were set to host their first home playoff game ever against the very same team they lost to the year prior. A 15-11 defeat at the hands of the Rochester Rattlers last summer left the Machine hungry and ready for more this season. Unfortunately for them, they were not able to take the next…

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MLL Preparing to Announce Expansion to Atlanta

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August 5, 2015

Major League Lacrosse sent an email to the media this morning about a press conference, and it was only a matter of time before we learned it was expansion. According to reports this morning and to ILWT sources, the league will announce an expansion team in Atlanta on Friday. This week’s championship game between the New York Lizards and Rochester Rattlers will take place in Atlanta, just like last years…

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