MLL Draft Recap: New York Lizards

January 13, 2014

The MLL Draft came and went this past Friday and for the New York Lizards, there wasn’t much to build on. After a busy offseason that included adding a lot of offense and midfield help in the acquisitions of attackman Ned Crotty, midfielders Steve DeNapoli and Matt Striebel as well as long stick midfielder Kyle Hartzell. As the Lizards headed into the draft there wasn’t much that needed to be…

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MLL Draft Preview: NY Lizards

January 7, 2014

The New York Lizards have had a busy offseason in 2014 and are primed and ready to take a big step forward. With additions like Matt Striebel and Ned Crotty to go along with Tommy Palasek and Rob Pannell on offense, the Lizards offense will be a force to be reckoned with. They also have some defensive talent in All-Pro defenseman Brian Karalunas and goalie Drew Adams. So how can…

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Rattlers, Lizards Exchange Picks; Turri to Rochester

January 7, 2014

The trades leading up to the 2014 Major League Lacrosse collegiate draft have begun. The New York Lizards sent their number two overall pick, and their 32nd along with midfielder Justin Turri, to the Rochester Rattlers in exchange for the third and fourth overall picks. The Rattlers had the third and fourth picks back to back, so they move up one pick plus adding the third rounder, so it appears…

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Lizards Sign Goaltender Devon Wills

A little after a week after the Major League Lacrosse Supplemental Draft, the New York Lizards have signed goaltender Devon Wills from the free agent player pool. Wills will become the first female goalie in the history of MLL. “This is a huge honor,” said Wills via press release. “It was an honor to be considered and I have a lot of respect for all the guys in the supplemental…

December 16, 2013
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Lizards Trade Gibson, Acquire Kyle Hartzell

The New York Lizards continued making moves today acquiring some big name players and sending some away. First they traded for Kevin Copper and Matt Delonte of the Chesapeake Bayhawks for the second pick (Cam Holding) and 28th pick in today’s draft. Then the Lizards traded both Cooper and Delone to the Ohio Machine for defenseman Kyle Hartzell. New York also traded former MLL rookie of the year Matt Gibson…

December 11, 2013
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Analyzing the Lizards Offseason Moves

The New York Lizards finished the year as the second worst team in the league. Despite having some big names on the roster such as MLL Rookie of the Year Rob Pannell, Goalie Drew Adams, midfielder Max Seibald and defenseman Brian Karalunas, the Lizards knew they need to improve. And improve they did, by a lot. The Lizards made two moves that puts this team in the playoff mix and…

December 5, 2013
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Lizards Rebuilding Roster After Hyped Season Fizzles

November 19, 2013

A lot went right in head coach Joe Spallina’s first year leading the (then) Long Island Lizards. A lot went wrong in his second year with the New York Lizards. Still, the roster (on paper) is littered with MLL All-Stars and difference makers. Another busy off-season of impactful moves saw management address questions at the midfield, bring in another threat on attack, and add some veteran leadership. Here is a…

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Lizards Trade Matthews for DeNapoli

November 15, 2013

Closing out a busy week of trading for New York, the Lizards have acquired Long Island native Steve DeNapoli and a 4th round supplemental draft pick from the Rochester Rattlers in exchange for Mark Matthews. The 2011 Hofstra University graduate was drafted in the 5th round (30th overall) by the Chesapeake Bayhawks in 2011. DeNapoli played in five games with the Bayhawks in his rookie season before being traded to…

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Will Crotty Bring Lizards to Promise Land?

November 12, 2013

For the second consecutive year, the Lizards are the talk of the offseasons’ biggest moves. First, they sent veteran midfielder Stephen Peyser to the Ohio Machine in exchange for john Austin and the 13th overall pick in the 2014 MLL Collegiate Draft. Austin can be a good complimentary piece on New York’s midfield but he is not expected to blow anyone away. The former University of Delaware and Shoreham, NY…

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