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Key Players Renew Contracts for 2012

By MLL Public Relations |  3/1/12 6:30 PM

Key Players Renew Contracts for 2012


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Aly Morrissey
Major League Lacrosse
617-787-6634
Alysis.Morrissey@Majorleaguelacrosse.com

Key Players Renew Contracts for 2012 MLL Season

BOSTON, Mass. (Thursday, March 01, 2012) – Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, announced Thursday that key players have renewed their contracts for the 2012 MLL season prior to the approaching deadline. The season will begin on Saturday, April 28, 2012.

Denver Outlaws goaltender Adam Fullerton has renewed his contract. The Army alumnus was a third round selection (28th overall) in the 2008 MLL Collegiate Draft by the Rochester Rattlers. This is his fourth season with the Outlaws, his fifth season with the league. Fullerton is an MLL All-Star (2010). Last season, Fullerton appeared in one game for the Outlaws prior to deploying to Afghanistan to serve in the United States Army. The Outlaws defeated the Boston Cannons at Harvard Stadium with a final score of 13-12. Fullerton has played in 10 career games with 60 saves and a .531 save percentage.

Long Island Lizards midfielder Brian Langtry has renewed his contract with the league. The Hofstra alumnus also joined the league in its inaugural year and has played for the Bridgeport Barrage, Baltimore Bayhawks and Denver Outlaws. This will be his first season with the Lizards, his eleventh season with the league. Langtry is a three-time MLL All-Star and was named to the Great Atlantic All-MLL Team in 2008. Last season, he played in 8 games for the Outlaws and tallied 12 points (6 goals, 6 assists). Langtry has played in 99 career games and has registered 259 points (144 goals, 16 two-point goals, 99 assists). He has seen the MLL playoffs seven times (once with the Bayhawks and six with the Outlaws).

Denver Outlaws defenseman Eric Martin has also signed his contract for the 2012 MLL season. The Salisbury alumnus was a fourth round selection (20th overall) by the Rochester Rattlers in the 2004 MLL Collegiate Draft. He is entering his fourth season with the Outlaws, his ninth season with the league. Martin is a three-time MLL All-Star and was named to the Great Atlantic All-MLL Team in 2008. Last season, Martin played in six games for the Outlaws before acquiring a season-ending injury during the July 3rd game against the Boston Cannons. The defenseman picked up 24 ground balls and scored a goal. Martin has played in 77 career games, registered 29 points (18 goals, 3 two-point goals, 8 assists), and picked up 314 ground balls. He has seen the MLL playoffs five times.

Denver Outlaws midfielder Peet Poillon has also renewed his contract for the 2012 season. The UMBC alumnus was a third round selection (20th overall) by the Boston Cannons in the 2009 MLL Collegiate Draft. He is entering his second season with the Outlaws, his fourth season with the league. Poillon is a two-time MLL All-Star and was named to the Great Atlantic All-MLL Team in 2010. He was also named the MLL Most Improved Player of the Year in 2010. Last season, Poillon played in all 12 games for the Outlaws and registered 25 points (20 goals, 1 two-point goal, 4 assists). He finished third on the team in scoring and points. Poillon has played in 26 career games and tallied 73 points (51 goals, 19 assists).

Denver Outlaws goaltender Jesse Schwartzman has renewed his contract and will play for the Outlaws for his sixth straight season. The Johns Hopkins alumnus was a fourth round selection (39th overall) in the 2007 MLL Collegiate Draft by the Outlaws. Schwartzman is a four-time MLL All-Star and was named to the Great Atlantic All-MLL Team in 2009. He was also named the Warrior MLL Goalie of the Year in 2009. Last season, Schwartzman played in all 12 games for the Outlaws with a total of 662 minutes. He finished fourth in the league with 142 saves and second in the league with a .566 save percentage. He has played in 52 career games and has made 661 career saves with a .548 save percentage.

Chesapeake Bayhawks face-off specialist Alex Smith has renewed his contract and will play for the team in his third straight season.  The Delaware alumnus is entering his sixth season with the league and was the No. 3 overall selection in the 2007 MLL Collegiate Draft by the Rochester Rattlers. Smith is a three-time MLL All-Star and was named to the Great Atlantic All-MLL team four times. Smith was also named the Cascade MLL Rookie of the Year in 2007. Last season, Smith played in all 12 games for the Bayhawks and won 177-323 face-offs despite having torn ligaments and a tendon in his forearm. He also picked up 36 ground balls and scored two goals. Smith has played in 57 career games and has an overall face-off record of 1029-1749. This season, he will return to the league after undergoing Tommy John surgery.

Hamilton Nationals face-off specialist Geoff Snider has also renewed his contract for the 2012 MLL season. The Denver alumnus was a second round selection (17th overall) by the Denver Outlaws in the 2006 MLL Collegiate Draft. He is entering his fourth season with the Nationals, his seventh season with the league. Snider is a two-time MLL All-Star. Last season, Snider played in 8 games for the Nationals and won 107-196 face-offs. He also registered 7 points with 5 goals and 2 assists. Snider has played in 55 career games and has won 807-1584 face-offs. Snider has also registered 62 points (39 goals, 1 two-point goal, 22 assists). He has seen the playoffs five times and helped lead the Nationals to the MLL Championship in 2009.  

Boston Cannons defenseman Kyle Sweeney has also renewed his contract. The Georgetown alumnus was a third round selection (13th overall) by the Bridgeport Barrage in the 2003 MLL Collegiate Draft. Sweeney has played for the Barrage, Bayhawks and is entering his fourth season with the Cannons. Sweeney is a five-time MLL All-Star and was named to the Great Atlantic All-MLL Team four times. Last season, Sweeney played in 9 games for the Cannons and picked up 21 ground balls. He also registered 4 points (2 goals, 2 assists). Sweeney has played in 94 career games and registered 48 points (30 goals, 18 assists) and 331 ground balls. He has seen the MLL playoffs seven times.

About Major League Lacrosse

Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, was founded by Jake Steinfeld and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. Major League Lacrosse commenced play in June of 2001 and will enter its twelfth season in 2012.  MLL has continued to lead the sport of lacrosse into the mainstream of competitive team sports. The league is made up of eight teams: The Boston Cannons, Charlotte Hounds, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Denver Outlaws, Hamilton Nationals, Long Island Lizards, Ohio Machine and Rochester Rattlers.

The 2012 season will commence on April 28, 2012. More information about the league can be found at www.majorleaguelacrosse.com, Facebook or Twitter.



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