On Monday, the defending National Champions, the Denver Outlaws, announced face-off specialist Max Adler would be returning to Denver for two more years. A standout face-off specialist from Bentley, Adler was drafted by the Denver Outlaws in the seventh round (61st overall) of the 2017 MLL Collegiate draft. The 24-year-old Florida native ranked third in MLL this past season with a .577 face-off win percentage.
On Wednesday, the Chesapeake Bayhawks announced Isaiah Davis-Allen has committed to being a Bayhawk for at least three more years. Davis-Allen redefined the short stick defensive midfielder position while playing for the University of Maryland. On Davis-Allen’s signing, Coach Cottle stated, “We drafted Isaiah because of his ability. We have signed him because of his dependability, accountability, and his responsibility.”
Additionally, on Wednesday, the Boston Cannons announced attackman Mark Cockerton would return for two more years, committing to be a Cannon through the 2020 season. In 2018, Cockerton was selected as the Coca-Cola Player of the Game in his first match as a Cannon, and ended the season being second on the team in points (32) and goals scored (29). Coach Sean Quirk stated, “We are thrilled for [Cockerton] to be an integral part of the Cannons organization on and off the field for at least the next two seasons!”
This week also opened player movement. The only player to opt-in to player movement thus far is Pierce Bassett, goalie, #33 of the Charlotte Hounds. Players who have participated in at least five straight seasons in MLL and have an expiring contract may declare their intent to seek opportunities with other MLL teams. If that player agrees on a contract with a new team, his former team may receive compensation in the form of a collegiate draft pick.
Players Contracted for the 2019 Season:
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About Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, is headquartered in Boston. MLL has led the sport of lacrosse into the mainstream of competitive team sports since 2001. In the spring of 2018, MLL entered into new leadership for the first time in 17 years when it selected Alexander Brown as the Commissioner. The league is made up of nine teams: The Atlanta Blaze, Boston Cannons, Charlotte Hounds, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Dallas Rattlers, Denver Outlaws, Florida Launch, New York Lizards, and Ohio Machine.
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