In The News

By Rachel Villari |  5/6/14 9:30 AM

In The News

Best Bets: May the Fourth be With You (5280 Blog, May 3)

“Next to Pi Day (3/4), May 4th is the biggest nerd celebration on the books: May the Fourth Be With You is a day for the Star Wars fan in all of us… It’s opening day for the lacrosse team. Star Wars characters will be in attendance, and special jerseys will be auctioned off to benefit the Wounded Warriors Project…”

Florida Launch Lacrosse Team Rockets Into Fans’ Hearts (Sun Sentinel, April 27)

“For Casey Powell and his Florida Launch teammates, the only thing better would have been a dramatic come-from-behind victory on Saturday night at Florida Atlantic University Stadium. Despite its best second-half efforts, the new Major League Lacrosse franchise dropped a 14-10 decision to the Denver Outlaws…”

The Boston Cannons’ “Keep It Real” Eating Plan (, May 1)

“When you hear the term ‘professional athlete,’ you probably don’t think of a weekend warrior who works a regular 9-to-5 job. But for nearly all Major League Lacrosse players – including Boston Cannons superstar Paul Rabil, who works in finance when he’s not shooting for the pipes – it’s a way of life…”

Brodie Merrill Arrives and Shines (Boston Herald, April 28)

“It was a whirlwind 24 hours for the Cannons’ newest and most highly prized offseason acquisition, Brodie Merrill. One of the great defenseman in lacrosse history, Merrill spent Saturday night wrapping up his indoor season, then hopped off a flight from Philadelphia yesterday morning and stepped into the Cannons starting lineup…”

Newcomer Mundorf Looking to Keep Bayhawks atop the MLL (Baltimore Sun, April 26)

“For years, Brendan Mundorf knew the Chesapeake Bayhawks were desperate to acquire him. And for years, Mundorf’s former team, the Denver Outlaws, rebuffed the Bayhawks’ persistent advances. This offseason, the Outlaws finally gave in…”

New Bayhawks Attackman Goes from Unheralded Recruit to one of Best in Game (Capital Gazette, May 2)

“Playing with a chip on his shoulder has helped Brendan Mundorf go from unheralded high school recruit to professional lacrosse superstar. The Ellicott city native was so lightly recruited out of Mount St. Joseph High that he received just two Division I scholarship offers before settling on nearby UMBC…”

Business Booming for Chesapeake Bayhawks (Capital Gazette, April 25)

“Business is good for the Chesapeake Bayhawks. That is what happens when you capture the Major League Lacrosse Championships three times in the span of four years. In an interview at team headquarters in Annapolis, Chesapeake owner Brendan Kelly said season ticket sales…”

Minutemen in Major League Lacrosse (UMass Athletics, May 5)

Four UMass men’s lacrosse alumni saw game action in Major League Lacrosse this weekend, including two who dueled in a Friday night ESPN3 contest. Check out how the former Minutemen standouts fared this weekend and take a look at highlights from the Boston-Rochester game…”

Rochester Rattlers 8, Boston Cannons 7

Rochester Rattlers edge Boston Cannons (Democrat & Chronicle, May 2)

“The Rochester Rattlers earned their first victory of the season on Friday with an 8-7 win over the Boston Cannons at Sahlen’s Stadium…”

Chesapeake Bayhawks 12, New York Lizards 11 (OT)

Bayhawks Aim to Rebound from Being Hit Hard in Opener (Baltimore Sun, May 2)

“Adversity hit the Chesapeake Bayhawks early during the team’s season opener Sunday against the Boston Cannons. And struck in the worst possible spot. Minutes into the game, Bayhawks goalie Kip Turner took a shot to the groin…”

Peyser Beats his Former Team in 12-11 Overtime Win for Bayhawks (Baltimore Sun, May 3)

“The game was in the hands of Stephen Peyser. With the Chesapeake Bayhawks on the verge of blowing a five-goal four quarter lead during its home opener against the New York Lizards at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, head coach Dave Cottle drew up a play for the former Johns Hopkins midfielder and hoped for the best…”

Peyser Scores Game-Winner in Overtime as Chesapeake Holds off New York, 12-11 (Capital Gazette, May 3)

“Chesapeake Bayhawks head coach Dave Cottle called out his players last week following a disappointing performance in the season opener at Boston. Clearly upset about the intensity and effort he saw in a six-goal loss, Cottle was none too subtle in stating that players needed to show more determination and toughness…”

Florida Launch 11, Charlotte Hounds 8

MLL: Charlotte Hounds Fall to 0-2 with Setback against Florida (Charlotte Observer, May 3)

“The Charlotte Hounds dropped their second straight game, falling 11-8 to the Florida Launch at FAU Stadium on Saturday. With the loss, the Hounds fall to 0-2 while the Launch earned their first win in MLL history to move 1-1…”

Florida Launch Ignites to First Pro Lacrosse Win (Sun Sentinel, May 4)

“The heavy rainfall that hit Boca Raton on Saturday certainly did nothing to dampen the collective spirit of the Florida Launch, which followed up its gutsy opening-night effort one week earlier with an historic 11-8 victory over the Charlotte Hounds in a Major League Lacrosse showdown at Florida Atlantic University Stadium…”

Denver Outlaws 14, Ohio Machine 12

Ohio Machine Falls 14-12 to Denver Outlaws (Columbus Underground, May 4)

“The Ohio Machine stormed back from an early four-goal deficit before losing to the Denver Outlaws, 14-12, on Star Wars Day at Mile High Stadium. Denver midfielder Jeremy Sieverts scored with less than three minutes remaining in the game to push the Outlaws ahead…”

Lacrosse: Machine’s Late Lead Slips Away (Columbus Dispatch, May 5)

“Jeremy Sieverts scored with 2:05 left to cap host Denver’s rally from an 11-7 fourth-quarter deficit, and the Outlaws went on to defeat the Ohio Machine 14-12 yesterday in a Major League Lacrosse game at Sports Authority Field at Mile high…”

Outlaws Lacrosse Commemorates Star Wars Day (9 News, NBC Affiliate, May 2)

“The Denver Outlaws have their first home game of the Major League Lacrosse season on Sunday, May 4 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Playing off the date of the home openers, the Outlaws want fans to come out for “May the Fourth be with You Day”… 

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