MLL mock draft 2017: Embarrassment of first-round riches for Launch

Connor Cannizzaro of the Denver Pioneers could be a first-round pick in the 2017 MLL draft. (Photo credit: Ian Neadle)
May 27, 2017

The Major League Lacrosse draft takes place this Sunday, May 28 in Foxboro, Mass. in conjunction with the NCAA championship tournament. Ahead of the draft, our Bailey Kennedy takes a look at some of the top prospects and where their fates might fall this weekend. Round 1 1 Florida Launch Connor Cannizzaro, A, Denver 41G 24A 65pts* I don’t think anyone is sure who the Launch will take #1. It’s…

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MLL: Upsets, comebacks and overtime – oh my!

May 19, 2017; Chesapeake, MD, USA; Atlanta Blaze @ Chesapeake Bayhawks at Johns Hopkins University's Homewood Field. Photography Credit: Jermain Rangasammy/Major League Lacrosse
May 25, 2017

Another weekend of Major League Lacrosse provided incredible action with upsets and overtime victories. The largest margin of victory was just three goals. The only thing that remained unchanged was the Denver Outlaws staying atop the standings. Denver remains an undefeated team after their bye week. Chesapeake moved into second place after a two-goal victory over Atlanta. Charlotte, which has improved every week, defeated heavily favoured Ohio at home and…

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NCAA: Tigers roar, defeat Syracuse 10-7

Towson Win
May 24, 2017

Seider & Drenner combine for eight points; Matt Hoy makes 12 saves as Towson heads to the Final Four for the first time since 2001. Sunday afternoon the Towson Tigers (12-4) defeated the Syracuse Orangemen (13-3) 10-7 in the quarterfinals of the 2017 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championships at the Bob Carpenter Complex at the University of Delaware. By the time the first quarter was over, the Tigers had built a six goal…

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Denver faces Notre Dame in quarterfinal

Denver Pioneers vs Air Force Falcons in NCAA D1 action. (Photo credit: Ian Neadle)
May 20, 2017

What a wild first round of lacrosse: Denver coasted past Air Force while Notre Dame fought past Marquette. The latest in lacrosse rivalries continues this Saturday on Long Island in New York when they clash at Hofstra University. Denver’s impact players made a stand against Air Force when they beat them on transition and back door dumps. Notre Dame rode on the shoulders of Brendan Gleason and Mikey Wynne while…

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Year in review: Johns Hopkins Blue Jays

Nick Fields of the Johns Hopkins Blue Jays. (Photo credit: Kate McEvilly Photography)
May 18, 2017

Johns Hopkins’ season ended last weekend in the NCAA Tournament, losing to Duke, but the year of experience that the Jays have acquired has the ability to catapult the team in 2018 ahead of the pack.   The Jays stormed out of the gate winning their first four games of 2017. The thriller against Loyola and workman-like effort against North Carolina were signs that Hopkins was hoping for a push…

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Steady Swarm defense stops Rock in east final

Mike Poulin of the Georgia Swarm makes a save against the Toronto Rock in the east division semi-final on May 13, 2017 at the Air Canada Centre. (Photo credit: Anna Taylor)
May 16, 2017

After scoring nearly 40 goals over their past two games, the Toronto Rock’s offense disappeared in an 11-8 loss to the Georgia Swarm in game one of the east division final Saturday night at the Air Canada Centre. The Swarm will try to close out the series this coming Saturday, May 20, in game two. If the Rock can tie the series, the teams will play a ten-minute mini-game to…

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Western Division Finals Game 1 Preview; Colorado vs. Saskatchewan

Cupido Bold Rush Mammoth
May 13, 2017

Mammoth return to division finals for first time since 2006.   Tonight the Colorado Mammoth will host the Saskatchewan Rush in game one of the western division finals. This is a two game series, with the possibility of a 10 minute mini-game. Game two is in Saskatchewan next Saturday. Should each team win a game, the mini-game will take place five minutes after the conclusion of the second game. The Mammoth advanced…

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Mapping Denver’s Dance to Round 2

Jeremy Bosher of the Denver Pioneers vs Canisius Golden Griffins (Photo credit: Ian Neadle)
May 12, 2017

One of the sweetest times of the year is upon us: May Madness. If this season’s rankings were any indicator, this year’s postseason dance is truly anything goes. The BIG10 made a splash with all six programs in the Top 20 at one point, and despite Denver University’s resume of a season schedule and wins, they were pushed around by the ripple effects of rankings this year. Now, the Pioneers…

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Robert Hope named new Lakers captain

Robert Hope of the Peterborough Lakers. (Photo credit: Anna Taylor)
May 11, 2017

When a door closes, a window opens. When one era ends, another begins. A new era dawns in Peterborough this summer as the Lakers of Major Series Lacrosse held a press conference Wednesday afternoon to congratulate retiring captain Scott Self and introduce new captain Robert Hope. Present at the press conference were Self and Hope, as well as general manager Paul Day and coaches Tracey Kelusky and Bobby Keast. Self, 37,…

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Offensive explosion leads Rock past Black Wolves in east semi-final

The Toronto Rock and New England Black Wolves clash in their east division semi-final at the Air Canada Centre on Saturday, May 6, 2017. (Photo credit: Anna Taylor)
May 8, 2017

  It’s Miller time in Toronto. A week after backup goaltender Brandon Miller relieved Nick Rose in Buffalo to lead the Rock to a home-floor playoff berth, he backstopped the team to an 18-10 win in the east division semi-final over the New England Black Wolves at the Air Canada Centre on Saturday. The Rock scored a season-high 19 goals in Buffalo and came one shy of matching that versus…

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