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In The News

By Kelsey Doherty |  7/10/13 12:10 PM

In The News


The last week has been filled with excitement, including the trade deadline and plenty of All-Star Game hype! As we do each week, we’ve rounded up some of the top stories from across the lacrosse world and put it all in one place so everyone can keep themselves caught-up on the latest happenings!

 

Around the League

 

MLL Lizards Trade Former Shoreman Berger to Cannons(BaltimoreSun.com, 7/3/2013)

“In a blockbuster deal before Tuesday’s Major League Lacrosse trade deadline, the Boston Cannons sent rookie attackman Steve Mock and a 2014 first-round Collegiate Draft pick to the New York Lizards for midfielder Stephen Berger (Washington College, Mount St. Joseph) and second- and sixth-round 2015 Collegiate Draft selections...” (read more)

 

Brodie Merrill, Kyle Sweeney and Barney Ehrmann Named to 2013 Major League Lacrosse All-Star-Game(Guyoyas.com, 7/3/2013)

“Three former Georgetown University men's lacrosse All-Americans, Brodie Merrill, Kyle Sweeney and Barney Ehrmannwere selected to the 2013 Major League Lacrosse (MLL) All-Star Game, when rosters were announced last week. Merrill was selected for the eighth time, while Sweeney earned his sixth selection and Ehrmann received his first nod…”(read more)

 

Two ALJ Alumni Are Playing Professional Sports(NJtoday.com, 7/3/2013)

“Two members of the Arthur L. Johnson High School class of 2009 are continuing their athletic careers at the professional level. Rob Smorol, who went to Rutgers University after graduating from ALJ, recently signed a free agent contract to pitch for a Boston Red Sox minor league affiliate…” (read more)

Baltimore-area players sweep weekly MLL awards(BaltimoreSun.com, 7/8/2013)

“Major League Lacrosse announced its weekly award winners Monday, and all have Baltimore-area connections. Chesapeake Bayhawks midfielder Kevin Cooper (Archbishop Spalding, Maryland) collected Cascade Rookie of the Week honors after scoring on each of his three shots and adding an assists in his MLL debut, a 13-12 win at the Ohio Machine on Saturday night…” (read more)

New Coach believes Machine starting to grasp his system(Dispatch.com, 7/6/2013)

“Ohio Machine rookie coach Bear Davis spent his first week on the job telecommuting. Davis introduced himself and his philosophy to players through email and text message in the four days between the firing of Ted Garber on June 24 and Davis’s Major League Lacrosse debut against the Boston Cannons on June 29…” (read more)

Berger to Boston on Busy MLL Trade Deadline Day(LaxMagazine.com, 7/2/2013)

“The New York Wizard, Lizards coach Joe Spallina, was at it again — this time in a time of need. With minutes left before Tuesday's 4 p.m. ET Major League Lacrosse trading deadline, several big moves involving the New York Lizards were agreed upon with the franchise looking to turn its 3-6 season around and make the MLL playoffs…” (read more)

 

All-Star Game uniforms from Warrior(InsideLacrosse.com, 7/9/2013)

For the past week, ILGear.com has been teasing a series of sneak peeks at the custom Warrior uniforms designed for the 2013 Major League Lacrosse All-Star Game, which is presented by Moe's Southwest Grill and is being held this coming Saturday, July 13, at 7 p.m. at American League Memorial Stadium in Charlotte, N.C…” (read more)

 

Denver 16, New York 7

 

Denver Outlaws improve to 10-0 with rout of N.Y. Lizards, set MLL attendance record(DenverPost.com, 7/5/2013)

“The Denver Outlaws not only defeated the New York Lizards 16-7 on Thursday night, they set a pair of Major League Lacrosse records. The club broke the MLL attendance record it set last July 4 as 31,019 fans packed Sports Authority Field at Mile High…” (read more)

 

Outlaws Set Two League Records in Win over New York(LaxMagazine.com, 7/5/2013)

“A record crowd of over 31,000 fans packed into Sports Authority Field at Mile High for the annual 4th of July Denver Outlaws contest, and were treated to the home team setting a league record for best start on a season, improving to 10-0 with a 16-7 win over the visiting Long Island Lizards…”(read more)

 

Outlaws Set Records in 16-7 Win Against Lizards(InsideLacrosse.com, 7/5/2013)

“The 31,000 fans in attendance for the New York at Denver 4th of July game were in for a treat. There were two sets of fireworks on display at the packed Sports Authority Field at Mile High this Independence Day—the traditional 4th of July fire-crackers and the Outlaw’s highlight-reel of an offense, an offense that saw goals from eight different scorers. The Outlaws, who move to a league best 10-0, defeated the visiting 3-7 New York Lizards, by a score of 16-7…”(read more)

 

The Denver Outlaws set a record at 10-0 in front of a MLL record crowd, downing the New York Lizards(LaxDirt.com, 7/9/2013)

“The Denver Outlaws celebrated the Fourth of July with a huge win over the visiting New York Lizards 16-7 in front of a packed house at Mile High Stadium. Denver also set a new Major League Lacrosse record for attendance and most wins to start a season with the victory. After falling behind early with brilliant NY goals from Rob Pannell, Peyser and Mock, Denver was able to tie the game at the end of the first quarter and they never looked back from there. Denver dominated in most of the statistical categories…”(read more)

 

Chesapeake 13, Ohio 12

 

Bayhawks 13, Machine 12: defending Champs hold off comeback(Dispatch.com, 7/7/2013)

“One outstretched stick, placed just so by a Chesapeake Bayhawks defender, might have kept the Ohio Machine from its second victory last night in Selby Stadium. Trailing the Bayhawks by two with less than a minute remaining, the Machine placed the ball in the head of the stick of two-point specialist Kyle Hartzell…” (read more)

Rookie Cooper has 4 points in debut to lead Bayhawks over Machine, 13-12(BaltimoreSun.com, 7/7/2013)

“Rookie attackman Kevin Coopermade an impressive professional debut, totaling four points on three goals and an assist to help the Chesapeake Bayhawks pull out a 13-12 victory over the Ohio Machine at Selby Stadium…” (read more)

Bayhawks Slip Past Machine, 13-12(InsideLacrosse.com, 7/7/2013)

“A very young Ohio Machine team gave the heavily favored Chesapeake Bayhawks an intense back-and-forth match ultimately resulting in a 13-12 Bayhawks victory. Chesapeake earned their sixth win of the season with much of the credit going to Player of the Game Kevin Cooper, who made his MLL debut tonight with a hat trick and one assist…” (read more)

Chesapeake Slips by Ohio, 13-12(LaxMagazine.com, 7/7/2013)

“A very young Ohio Machine team gave the heavily favored Chesapeake Bayhawks an intense back-and-forth match ultimately resulting in a 13-12 Bayhawks victory. Chesapeake earned their sixth win of the season with much of the credit going to Player of the Game Kevin Cooper, who made his MLL debut tonight with a hat trick and one assist…” (read more)

Boston 17, Charlotte 16

Hounds drop tight game to Cannons in Overtime(CharlotteObserver.com, 7/6/2013)

“The Charlotte Hounds on Saturday lost a heartbreaker to the Boston Cannons in overtime, falling 17-16 at Harvard Stadium. Cannons midfielder Paul Rabil had eight points (5g, 3a), including the assist on Stephen Berger’s game winner…” (read more)

New Addition Stephen Berger scores in OT to get Boston Cannons past Charlotte Hounds(Boston.com, 7/6/2013)

“It had been a hectic week for 31-year-old midfielder Stephen Berger, who was traded from New York to the Boston Cannons just minutes before Tuesday’s trade deadline. The 10-year veteran, playing with his fourth MLL club, was a welcome addition for the young team…”(read more)

The Charlotte Hounds and Boston Cannons square off in the battle for MLL Fourth place(LaxDirt.com, 7/5/2013)

“In what could be the biggest game of the season so far for both teams, the Charlotte Hounds travel to Boston to take on the Cannons in week 10. The Hounds (4-5) are tied in the 4thand final playoff position with Boston (4-5) and Boston holds the tiebreaker after the Cannons’ 15-13 win over Charlotte less than a month ago. This matchup will be tremendous for the winning team as it will not only put them a game ahead in the standings, but probably give them the advantage of having an edge in the tiebreaker battle. Considering how this season has progressed with so many teams vying for a playoff spot, having both of those things will be invaluable for a franchise…”(read more)

Cannons Edge Hounds in OT(InsideLacrosse.com, 7/7/2013)

“The 4-5 Boston Cannons returned to Harvard stadium Saturday night to take on the 4-5 Charlotte Hounds in game with playoff tie-breaker implications. The Cannons came away victorious with a 17-16 overtime win…” (read more)

 

Hamilton 10, Rochester 6

Rochester Rattlers struggle to score in loss to Hamilton(DemocratandChronicle.com, 7/7/2013)

“Kevin Leveille and Steven Boyle each recorded two points, but the Rochester Rattlers had their worst offensive output of the season with a 10-6 loss to the Hamilton Nationals at Sahlen’s Stadium on Sunday. John Galloway made 16 saves for the Rattlers (4-6), who have lost three of their last four games…” (read more)

Nationals Down Rattlers, 10-6(InsideLacrosse.com, 7/7/2013)

“The Hamilton Nationals defeated the Rochester Rattlers 10-6 on Sunday afternoon, securing second place in the standings. The Nationals received strong play from Player of the Game Kevin Crowley, as well as goaltender Brett Queener. The Rattlers drop to 4-6 with the loss…” (read more)

The Hamilton Nationals top the Rochester Rattlers and remain in second place in Major League Lacrosse(LaxDirt.com, 7/9/2013)

“Hamilton (7-3) used a big third quarter to dispose Rochester (4-6), 10-6, on Sunday. Kevin Crowley led the way with five points (two goals, three assists) for the Nationals, while Brett Queener saved 16 of the 22 shots he faced in net…”(read more)



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