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Week 14 Cascade Rookie of the Week: Connor Kelly

August 1, 2018
Major League Lacrosse has named Atlanta Blaze rookie attackman Connor Kelly the Cascade Rookie of the Week for Week 14.

Connor Kelly, the No. 2 overall selection in the 2018 MLL Collegiate Draft from Maryland, has adjusted nicely in his move from the college ranks to MLL, and from midfielder to attackman. Kelly whipped a two-pointer past Chesapeake goalie Niko Amato to tie the score in the first quarter in Atlanta’s 12-11 victory over the Bayhawks on July 26 and then put the Blaze up 7-4 with :39 left in the first quarter.

Against Florida, Kelly assisted on Sergio Salcido’s man-up goal in the first quarter, scored a goal with 1:35 left in the half to give Atlanta a 10-8 halftime lead, and then set up Scott Ratliff and Kevin Rice for late third-quarter tallies in his team’s crucial 16-13 win on Saturday night. Kelly has 14 goals, including two two-point goals, and three assists for a total of 19 points in eight games.