Rattlers Win First Home Game, Take Down Bayhawks

May 31, 2016

It’s weird to say that we’re already in Week 6, but here we are, and what better way for the Rattlers to celebrate Memorial Day Weekend then taking down the 3 – 2 Chesapeake Bayhawks in a great matchup this past Saturday, in, even weirder, their home opener! While the College Lacrosse world prepared for a historic title game on Memorial Day, the Upstate New York pros took to the field…


MLL 2016 Season Preview: Rochester Rattlers

April 19, 2016

City: Rochester, New York Head Coach: Tim Soudan (Fifth Year) Stadium: Wegmans Stadium Returning Top Scorer: Jordan Wolf 2015 Record: 8 – 6 For the past two seasons, the Rochester Rattlers have made it to the Final Game just to come up short. Fighting tooth and nail last season and being the favorite in the season prior, the team from the Flower City, who last hoisted the Cup in 2008…


MLL’s Decision to Use Neutral Site Games Adds Market Possibilities

March 14, 2016

As the college lacrosse season is in full swing, the pro lacrosse world continues to buzz with excitement. Several days ago, Major League Lacrosse, the premier outdoor professional lacrosse league, announced the two locations for the 2016 MLL Steinfeld Cup Tournament. The semi-final games in this year’s postseason will be hosted on two neutral sites: Rafferty Stadium at Fairfield University, and the National Sports Center Stadium in Blaine, Minnesota. The…


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…


Evaluating the Rochester Rattlers Protected Roster

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…


Knighthawks Get a Steal With Hossack As Second Overall

October 8, 2015

In the 2015 NLL Draft, Graeme Hossack was selected No. 2 Overall by the Rochester Knighthawks. Being second only to Lyle Thompson on the selection lists, the long-stick midfielder from Division II Lindenwood University and Port Perry, Ontario native’s selection was mind-blowing considering the huge names that were a part of this draft. To some, however, this is not surprising given his abilities on the field. Let’s take a look…


MLL Protected Roster Analysis: Rochester Rattlers

September 15, 2015

Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, has announced the teams have submitted their 23-Man Protected Roster for 2016. All players left unprotected will be entered in the player pool for the 2016 season. The next critical roster management date is Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 at 5:00PM ET when 10 to 12 Player Expansion Protected Rosters are due. Each of the eight teams will submit their 10…


Kevin Rice Ready To Become Impact Player in Rochester

September 14, 2015

  Throughout the 2015 season, Rochester’s offense relied heavily on the returning players from their strong 2014 showing. Despite the sweeping change from an offensive standpoint, second year players, such as Jordan Wolf, and Rattlers’ mainstays, such as Jordan MacIntosh, were their best decision makers and go-to guys. More often than not, it was players such as these two who were able to spark the offense in tough games, garnering…


Joel Matthews Back For Second Opportunity With Knighthawks

September 8, 2015

In recent NLL news, the Rochester Knighthawks have announced that they have re-signed forward Joel Matthews for another year. First signed in 2014 and back again with the white and teal, the St. Catharines, Ontario native looks to add to his fantastic but limited 2015 season in his third season of NLL play and just his second with the Knighthawks. During that 2015 campaign, Matthews had a career high 13…


Young Rattlers Players The Foundation of Future

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…