Young Rattlers Players The Foundation of Future

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September 6, 2015

The 2015 Major League Lacrosse season was a bittersweet campaign for the Rochester Rattlers. While they once again were short of obtaining their second championship, Rochester’s run this time around was aided by the outstanding play of their new, young players. From Jordan Wolf to Randy Staats, the rookies and second year stars on the Rattlers’ squad have aided the team in key moments during their tough season. Here’s a…


Cannons Announce Departure of John Tucker

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September 4, 2015

Today the Boston Cannons announced that head coach John Tucker would not return for next season. “Coach Tucker’s contract ended at the conclusion of the season and while we had contract extension discussions, it came down to him looking to explore different opportunities,” said general manager Kevin Barney. “I want to thank Coach Tucker for all he did for the Cannons over the past three seasons and wish him the…


Goldberg: 2015 MLL Breakout Stars

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September 3, 2015

Before the MLL season started, the league lost several of its best players due to retirement. Gone were Ryan Boyle, Stephen Berger, and Lee Zink. Therefore it left a void in the MLL for new stars to rise and make themselves known across the league, not only to the players they played against but also the fans who saw them play. Several young players established themselves as bonafide studs in…


MLL Announces Important Roster Dates

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September 2, 2015

The MLL Player Pool is currently open for any player who wishes to be eligible for the 2016 MLL season. Player Pool registration must be completed in order to participate in 2016 season play. National Collegiate Athletic Association: Players with remaining NCAA eligibility, forfeit any remaining NCAA eligibility upon submitting a MLL Player Pool registration form. To be eligible in 2016, a player must be either a College Graduate or…


The Marketing of Professional Lacrosse and Its Players

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August 31, 2015

If you build it, they will come. The famous quote from the baseball movie “Field of Dreams” has been proven over the history of professional sports. Just a little over a century after many of today’s pro leagues were formed, professional sports have reached a peak in popularity. The four major sports, along with college football and basketball, have become multi-million—in some cases billion—dollar operations. In an age of constant…


McDaniels: Nine Things That Should Happen in MLL Offseason

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August 26, 2015

It is never too early to begin to look ahead to what we want to see when the 2016 Major League Lacrosse season begins. Now that there are nine teams in the MLL, here are my nine things I would like to see happen this offseason: 9) Casey Powell suits up for one more season. Call me selfish, but even though Casey is pushing 40, he is only one year…


MLL Should Bask In Its Best Season

August 25, 2015

Last week, the Major League Lacrosse Twitter account tweeted, “How many games were won by a single goal?” The answer was 18 games, accounting for 31 percent of games during the 2015 Major League Lacrosse season. That tidbit effectively sums up the MLL season. Ever since the league’s inception in 2001, games have typically been very close, but competitiveness went to another level this summer. The best example is June…


2015 MLL Season Recap: Rochester Rattlers

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August 23, 2015

Wins: 8 Losses: 6 Games Back: 2 HOME: 5 – 2 AWAY: 3 – 4 POST- SEASON = Wins: 1 Losses: 1 Games Back: 1 AWAY: 1 – 1 Rochester’s 2015 is a tale of two teams. On one side, a dominant yet at times beatable Rochester’s impressive defensive ability, overall offensive chemistry, and superb leadership carried them to the regular season title in 2014, and falling just short of…


Drew Adams Historic Playoff Run Backbone of Lizards Title

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August 23, 2015

The Lizards’ championship wasn’t because of one player. League MVP Greg Gurenlian made that clear in his postgame interview and said it was because New York had the best locker room. And arguably the most important cog in the Lizards’ machine outside of Gurenlian was goalie Drew Adams. Adams has been in the MLL since 2009 and he’s been one of the best goalies in the league most seasons. He…


MLL Rookie Report: Championship Edition

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August 15, 2015

  Rookies certainly made their mark in the 2015 Major League Lacrosse season, ending with New York’s 15-12 championship game victory over Rochester. The only rookie to suit up in the Lizards’ title win was Ryan Walsh of Colgate, who scooped a groundball after a regular season which saw him score ten goals in seven games. Several rookies contributed on the opposite sideline for the Rattlers, led by Syracuse alums…