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Key Players Renew Contracts

2/25/11 5:00 PM

Key Players Renew Contracts


POLANCO, TURNER, WESTERVELT AND OTHER KEY PLAYERS

RENEW CONTRACTS FOR 2011 MLL SEASON

 

Boston, MA (February 25, 2011) –Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, announced the signing of several key players this week, including Nicky Polanco of the Long Island Lizards, Kip Turner of the Boston Cannons, and Drew Westervelt of the Denver Outlaws.

Nicky Polanco re-signed with MLL, agreeing to a one-year contract to play for the Long Island Lizards. This will be his tenth season with the league and his seventh season with the Lizards. Polanco played in 11 regular season games last year and two post-season games, losing to the Chesapeake Bayhawks in the 2010 MLL Championship game.  He recorded 52 total groundballs.

Kip Turner also re-signed with the league. He will enter his fifth year as goaltender for the Boston Cannons. Turner played in all twelve games last year, playing in over 600 minutes and amassing a record of 7-2. He was named the 2010 Warrior MLL Goalie of the Year with 176 saves.

Drew Westervelt of the Denver Outlaws will enter his fifth season after re-signing with MLL. He played in 11 regular season games and one post-season game. In 2010 the attackman had 19 goals, 11 assists and 33 points.

Max Quinzani, re-signed and will play for the Boston Cannons for a second year. He was the 1st Round Draft Pick for the Cannons in the 2010 Collegiate Draft. The Duke University grad played in seven games for the Cannons last year and tied for fifth on the team with 14 goals, five assists, and 19 total points.

Peet Poillon has also re-signed and will enter his third season with the league and his second season with the Chesapeake Bayhawks. Poillon burst onto the scene at the end of the 2009 season after being picked up in the MLL Player Pool. He played in all twelve games last season and helped lead the Bayhawks to win the 2010 MLL Championship. The midfielder was also named to the 2010 All-MLL Team and was named 2010 Warrior Most Improved Player of the Year.

Alex Smith re-signed and will enter his fifth season with the league and his second season with the Chesapeake Bayhawks. Smith played in eleven games last season and two post-season games, helping the Bayhawks win the 2010 MLL Championship. He was also named to the All-MLL team for four years in a row.  

Drew Adams has also re-signed, agreeing to a one year contract to play for the Long Island Lizards. This will be his third season as goaltender for the Lizards. He played in all twelve regular season games last year and lost to the Bayhawks in the 2010 MLL Championship. He had 173 total saves in 2010.

Greg Bice has also re-singed and will enter his sixth season with the league. This will be his first season with the Rochester Rattlers. Bice’s professional career includes playing for the Los Angeles Riptide from 2006 – 2008 and the Chicago Machine from 2009 - 2010. He played in ten games last year in Chicago.

Anthony Kelly re-signed and will enter his sixth season with the league this year. His professional career includes playing for the Los Angeles Riptide from 2006 – 2008 and the Chicago Machine from 2009 – 2010. He played in eleven games last season.



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