MLL All Star Ballot: Each Team Aplenty

Boston Cannons- Marisa Ingemi

Paul Rabil- Despite the Cannons struggles this season, Rabil has still played like Rabil. He has 34 points to lead the team and is second in the league behind Kevin Crowley. He has continued to score when they need him, and even took a different role with no points against Charlotte.

Matt Poskay- Poskay had a rough start to the season but has become the scorer they need of late, with 20 points and five goals in their last game against New York.

Mike Stone- Stone had his breakout season last year, but he has been an impact again in 2013. He has 18 points on the year and is third on the club behind Rabil and Poskay.

Charlotte Hounds- Marisa Ingemi

Matt Danowski- When the Hounds joined the league last season they traded for Danowski in hopes he would become the face of the franchise. He has, and is the leading scorer in Charlotte.

Ryan Young- Young has been the breakout star of the league this season, second on the team in scoring, a six goal game and an OT winner last week.

Peet Poillon- Poillon is one of the best scoring midfielders in the league, no questions asked. His presence has been huge on a young Hounds team.

Denver Outlaws- Josiah Kaan

Defenseman Lee Zink
Lee Zink has been the backbone of the Outlaws offense not only this season, but has been for a few seasons now. His consistent ability to shut down opponents scoring threats has given Denver the edge on defense all year. As Stagnitta said early in the year about Zink when he shut down Rochester’s Ned Crotty, “We actually remind the guys every week, ‘Don’t worry about Lee. Lee will handle his matchup. Just worry about sliding to the other guys when necessary.”
FaceOff specialist Anthony Kelly
Anthony Kelly has been spectacular at the face-off X all season, and has the most face-off wins this season at 133. A large part of the Outlaws success can be contributed to the success they’ve seen in face-offs, which is a direct attribute to Kelly. To top Kelly’s performance, he has also netted four goals this season, which is second among face-off specialists.
Attackman Chris Bocklet
Chris Bocklet has been a consistent offensive presence for the Outlaws, scoring 26 goals so far that include six goals in three games this season. The Denver offense creates scoring opportunities very rapidly, and Bocklet has been in the scoring mix all season making the most of his opportunities. Bocklet’s 26 goals lead the Outlaws and are tied for first in Major League Lacrosse, while he is third in points with 32.

New York Lizards- Brendan Staudt

Tommy Palasek, Attack, 14G, 4A – Leading scorer for NY. Has become one of the top finishers since entering the MLL. Works well with anybody on the field.


Rob Pannell, Attack, 7G, 9A – Entered the MLL as if he had been playing all along. There’s no single word that can describe what RP3 has brought to the Lizards in his four games as a rookie so far. He’s given Coach Spallina and the organization everything they thought they were getting, and then some.


Mark Matthews, Attack/Midifield, 11G, 3A -Shooting percentage is up from last season’s .396 to .478 and he’s on his way to doing just as well this year. He inverts and switches with Gibson throughout their games and gives his team a a dodger from up top and the wing, scoring circus goals that gives goalies shivers up their spines.


Stephen Peyser, Midifield, 10G, 1 2pt, 1A – Has scored at least one point in every game played this season. Has a nasty split dodge that drives defensemen crazy. Leads the Lizards midfield in scoring.


Max Seibald, Midfield, 4G, 1 2pt, 1A – After a broken for kept him out, Max has made great progress to get back to his stellar ways. In the three games he has played, he’s acquired six points, including a two point goal and five points in their loss to Boston. Needless to say, broken for or not, he’s not letting anything slow him down.  


Greg Gurenlian, FOGO, 2G, 3A, 131-211, 54GB – His nickname says it all, “The Beast”. Winning 62 percent of his face-offs so far this season, Greg gives the fans what they want, a show, whether it’s going down on a fast break or battling for the ball during a face-off. His intensity can be felt throughout the entire game and never dips below 100 percent.

Rochester Rattlers- Alex Urquhart

Ned Crotty- with 19 points he leads the Rattlers in points and also leads the team in assists. He is one of the top attackmen in the MLL right now.
Jordan MacIntosh- With 14 goals he is tied with guys like John Danowski and Peet Poillion. He has become an extremely good two way midfielder and is electrifying when on his game.
Joel White- In my opinion he is one of the top defenders in the league as dangerous when he brings the ball up the field. He also has 24 gbs which is second on Rochester behind FOS John Ortolani, who has 31.

Hamilton Nationals- Steve Nicholls

Kevin Crowley  – Attack

National’s Kevin Crowley is having an outstanding season to date scoring 23 goals, one – 2 point goal and eight assists for 32 points in seven games.  Crowley is second in league scoring behind Boston Cannon’s Paul Rabil which makes him the number one all-star on the Nationals.  The New Westminster, BC native is only five points away from his career high 37 points last season and there is still seven games remaining.

Brodie Merrill –  Defensive Longpole

The nine year veteran of the MLL has been a solid asset on defense for the Nationals once again this season.  Merrill has played in six of the seven Hamilton contests this year and has an impact in each game.  The Orangeville, ON native has picked up 41 ground balls thus far this season and on the offensive side has scored a goal and four assists.  Merrill has been the backbone of the Hamilton’s defense and deserves to be an all-star this season.

Joe Walters – Midfield

This savy veteran who played in the 2012 all-star game has put up nine goals and ten assists in five games this season for the Nationals and is tied for second in team scoring despite playing two less games then Kevin Cunningham.  Walters is scoring 3.8 points a game and will look to continue his dominance on midfield for the remainder of the season.

Chesapeake Bayhawks- Marisa Ingemi

Ben Rubeor- Rubeor has had a tear of a 2013 MLL season. He is third on the team in scoring with 23 points, but he has had some breakout games to lead them to victories.

Kip Turner- Turner has the second best goals against average in the league at 9.78 and at one time this year had a GAA under five. He has carried the Hawks despite their recent slump.

Kyle Dixon- Dixon is tied with Drew Westervelt for the team lead with 24 points.

Ohio Machine- Marisa Ingemi

Kyle Hartzell- Hartzell has played in all eight games for this struggling club, and is arguably the glue that keeps this expansion team together. He has five points on the season.

Steele Stanwick- Stanwick is tied for the team lead with 17 points. The young second year player has provided a spark of excitement in an otherwise dismal season.

Joe Cummings- Cummings is tied with Stanwick with 17 points, leading the team. He has broke out this season and been a bright spot for the Machine.