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September 21, 2018
BOSTON, MA – September 21, 2018 -  On Monday, Major League Lacrosse (MLL) announced that its owners voted unanimously to approve three significant changes to the league - all designed to invest in its players and further enhance the quality of competition on the field. The owners voted to approve an increase in the salary cap, an expansion of the game schedule, and the addition of one player to the game day active roster (GDAR). Coming off the heels of that news, seven of the nine MLL teams have announced roster signings for the 2019 season and beyond.

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.

Adler TrophyOn 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:
     Player Team
Graeme Hossack Atlanta
Jason Noble Atlanta
Jeremy Noble Atlanta
Matthew Gibson Atlanta
Alex Zomerfeld Boston
Cody O'Donnell* Boston
James Fahey* Boston
John Uppgren* Boston
Mark Cockerton* Boston
Nick Marrocco* Boston
Will Sands* Boston
Matt Bertrams* Boston
Adam Osika* Charlotte
Jake Withers* Charlotte
Scott Hooper* Charlotte
Colin Heacock* Chesapeake
Isaiah Davis-Allen* Chesapeake
Lyle Thompson Chesapeake
Matt Abbott* Chesapeake
Nick Manis* Chesapeake
Niko Amato* Chesapeake
Brian Kormondy* Dallas
Christian Carson-Banister Dallas
Christopher Keating Dallas
Cody Radziewicz Dallas
Hunter Moreland Dallas
Jacob Pulver Dallas
Jordan Dowiak Dallas
Randy Staats Dallas
Ryan McNamara* Dallas
Zack Greer Dallas
Dillon Ward Denver
Eli Gobrecht* Denver
Finn Sullivan* Denver
Matt Gilray* Denver
Max Adler* Denver
Mikie Schlosser* Denver
Zach Currier* Denver
Austin Kaut Florida
Ben Williams* Florida
David Plumer* Florida
Greg Weyl* Florida
Martin Bowes* Florida
Peter Ricci* Florida
Shane Doss* Florida
Tim Barber* Florida
Rob Pannell New York
Ben Randall* Ohio
Bryce Wasserman* Ohio
Ryan Keenan* Ohio
Sean Lawton* Ohio
*Signed in the past week

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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