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2016 Weekly Awards

Week 1: 
Warrior Offensive Player of the Week 
Joey Sankey set a new Charlotte Hounds single-game points record in the season-opener and was named the Warrior Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts. Sankey tallied nine points on six goals and three assists and was also named the Coca-Cola Player of the Game in the 15-12 victory over the Boston Cannons.

Warrior Defensive Player of the Week 
Adam Fullerton got the start in goal for the Ohio Machine and led them to a 16-14 victory over the Florida Launch. Fullerton made eight saves between the pipes and was named the Coca-Cola Player of the Game and Warrior Defensive Player of the Week.

Week 2: 
Warrior Offensive Player of the Week 
Drew Snider scored the game-winning goal, a two-pointer, for the Denver Outlaws in a season-opener win against the visiting Ohio Machine. Snider set a new personal record with eight points (5G, 2A), tied a career high for his five goals and was named the Warrior Offensive Player of the Week. He was also named the Coca-Cola Player of the Game in the 17-16 victory.

Warrior Defensive Player of the Week 
Kyle Sweeney helped anchor the Chesapeake Bayhawks defense in their home-opener 12-8 victory over the Florida Launch and was named the Warrior Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts. The Bayhawks held the Launch to the fewest goals in Week 2 and Sweeney guarded offensive threat Casey Powell for the majority of the game. Sweeney scooped up two ground balls and help Powell to only three assists after he tallied seven points (4G, 3A) in Week 1.  

Week 3: 
Warrior Offensive Player of the Week
Marcus Holman led the Machine in their rematch against the Outlaws with a six-point performance (5G, 1A). This included the game-winning bounce shot past Ryan LaPlante Holman netted after Steele Stanwick found him on the crease just a few minutes into overtime. 

Warrior Defensive Player of the Week 
Steven Holmes anchored the Lizards defense in a win against Florida with his strong play against Kieran McArdle and held him to two assists and 0-7 shooting. He also picked up three groundballs during the contest. 

Week 4: 
Warrior Offensive Player of the Week 
Will Manny  led the offensive efforts for the Boston Cannons in a week that featured two games, including a Thursday night contest at Chesapeake and a Saturday night game at home against the Rattlers. Manny netted 4 goals on Thursday, including a two-pointer. He backed that up with an amazing 10-point performance on Saturday featuring 6 goals (1 two-pointer) and 3 assists, including the game-winning assist to Davey Emala. 

Warrior Defensive Player of the Week 
Brian Karalunas helped anchor the Machine's defense in a decisive victory over the Lizards. He picked up four groundballs and one goal in the win.  

Week 5: 
Warrior Offensive Player of the Week 
Rob Pannell scored eight goals and added an assist to end the day with nine points. After leading the Lizards to a win and showing younger brother James how it's done, he is Week 5 Warrior Offensive Player of the Week. 

Warrior Defensive Player of the Week 
Jackson Place has become a defender whose name you should know. He held Will Manny goalless and to a single assist in the Machine's win against Boston while also picking up a groundball and causing a turnover. 

Cascade Rookie of the Week
Matt Hossack made his Outlaws debut after coming off an impressive senior season with RIT. He tallied his first goal and picked up five groundballs in his debut against a tough Bayhawks team. 

Week 6: 
Warrior Offensive Player of the Week 
Eric Law, clearly excited to be back in action coming off of Injured Reserve, led the Outlaws over the Cannons with five goals and two assists. Law and John Grant Jr. played a tremendous two-man game with Grant Jr. scoring or assisting on nearly half of Law's points. 

Warrior Defensive Player of the Week 
Joel White  is a defensive force to be reckoned with and proved that against the Bayhawks in the Rochester victory. White tallied an assist on the day while picking up six groundballs. 

Cascade Rookie of the Week
The Chesapeake Bayhawks drafted  John Maloney with the 22nd overall selection. Coming off a strong career at Albany, Maloney made his presence known with three points (1G, 2A) and eight groundballs in just his second game with the Bayhawks. 


Week 7: 
Warrior Offensive Player of the Week 
Rob Pannell was on fire this past weekend tallying four goals and three assists against the Denver Outlaws, fueled by a dominating four-point 3rd quarter. His impressive play also earned him Coca-Cola Player of the Game. 

Warrior Defensive Player of the Week 
Michael Evans  proved his defensive skills against Charlotte as he guarded Joey Sankey relentlessly to hold him to two assists and four turnovers. He also picked up a groundball on the night. 

Cascade Rookie of the Week
Brandon Mullins  showed why he was a first round draft pick for the Boston Cannons on Saturday. He certainly made his presence known on the field with one caused turnover and five groundballs while defending Atlanta attackman and former Syracuse teammate, Kevin Rice. 

Week 8: 
Warrior Offensive Player of the Week 
Jesse King led the Rochester Rattlers' offense with six goals and one assist in a huge 18-8 victory over the Bayhawks. His impressive play also earned him Coca-Cola Player of the Game.

Warrior Defensive Player of the Week 
Scott Rodgers was an anchor in goal and a defensive key to the Machine's victory over Charlotte. His huge 19 saves earned his team the win and awarded him Coca-Cola Player of the Game honors. 

Cascade Rookie of the Week
Deemer Class, the rookie from Duke University, made his mark on the League this past weekend and proved why he belongs in Atlanta. Class came out on fire and tallied five points on four goals, including one two-pointer in the overtime effort against New York. 

Week 9: 
Warrior Offensive Player of the Week 
Dave Lawson tallied four points including the game winning overtime goal to lead his team to victory over the Cannons. This was the second consecutive time he scored the game winner which also earned him Coca-Cola Player of the Game. 

Warrior Defensive Player of the Week 
Mike Manley had four groundballs for the Rattlers in the victory over the Outlaws. He continues to show his defensive dominance across the field each week and will look to extend the Rochester winning streak into Week 10.

Cascade Rookie of the Week
Brandon Mullins picked up two groundballs for the Cannons against the Lizards. He continues to make an impact on the field and his hustle on transition was rewarded with a crisp pass from Will Manny that led to his first professional goal!

Week 10: 
Warrior Offensive Player of the Week
Jordan Wolf continues to shine this season and his performance this weekend was nothing less. He scored four goals and added three assists in Rochester’s victory over Ohio. Wolf has tallied four points or more in each game this season.

Warrior Defensive Player of the Week
Josh Hawkins stood out across all areas of the field and showed he can be a threat both offensively and defensively. Along with scoring three goals, Hawkins also provided major defensive power causing two turnovers and picking up five groundballs.

Cascade Rookie of the Week
Ryan Brown had an outstanding performance Saturday night scoring eight points on six goals, including a two-pointer, and one assist. This rookie continues to make his mark on the League and has racked up 14 points so far in just four games. 

Week 11: 
Warrior Offensive Player of the Week
Joe Walters  came up strong when his team needed him as they took on both the Machine and Lizards this past week. Walters combined for 13 points in the two wins with six goals and seven assists. 

Warrior Defensive Player of the Week
Brodie Merrill has continued his trend of coming in clutch for Boston against the Rattlers. Following the first game of 2016 where he scored a 92-yard Hail Mary goal to force overtime, he played extremely strong defense, picked up eight groundballs and caused two turnovers. 

Cascade Rookie of the Week
Jack Kelly is clearly becoming more comfortable between the pipes for Denver and picked up Coca-Cola Player of the Game honors for the second consecutive week. Kelly faced 19 shots on goal and made 13 saves, including six in the 4th quarter. 

Week 12: 
Warrior Offensive Player of the Week
Kieran McArdle exploded Thursday night and tallied seven goals and three assists for the Launch. His impressive performance led his team to their second victory of the season over the New York Lizards. McArdle continued to be an offensive threat with a six-point performance (2G, 4A) on Saturday against the Bayhawks. 

Warrior Defensive Player of the Week
Rookie Matt Dunn played tough defense for the Rattlers on Saturday when they came back from an early deficit against the Hounds to win 18-14. Dunn picked up three groundballs in the win. 

Cascade Rookie of the Week
Ryan Brown scored six goals for the Charlotte Hounds in the losing effort against Rochester. This is the second time this rookie out of John's Hopkins has earned this award and he continues to stand out each week. 

Week 13: 
Warrior Offensive Player of the Week
Paul Rabil  chipped in seven points including the game winning goal for the New York Lizards in a huge win over Rochester this weekend. The All-Star was on fire and put on quite the performance for thousands of fans who tuned in to watch him play.

Warrior Defensive Player of the Week
Jack Kelly continues to dominate in the cage and made 17 huge saves in the much needed victory over Charlotte, including 7 saves in the final quarter to secure the win. Kelly has found his rhythm and continues to be a strong force in the defensive end for the Outlaws.

Cascade Rookie of the Week
Jay Carlson, the rookie out of Maryland, had an impressive game against his former team, the Atlanta Blaze, and tallied a career high four goals and one assist. Carlson’s standout performance shows that he can compete with the veterans in the League.

Week 14: 
Warrior Offensive Player of the Week
Paul Rabil  tallied a combined 14 points over the weekend. The midfielder kicked off the scoring for New York against Boston and contributed five goals for the Lizards in the huge win over the Bayhawks on Thursday night.

Warrior Defensive Player of the Week
Tyler Fiorito made 23 huge saves securing his team the overtime win over New York. With 14 saves in the second half alone, Fiorito made the clutch saves necessary to lock down the win, including THIS stellar one-handed save.    

Cascade Rookie of the Week
Jack Kelly has proven once again that he can compete with some of the veteran goaltenders in the League. This rookie stopped 17 shots that came his way and held Charlotte to just one goal in the fourth quarter to secure the win for the Outlaws. Kelly also secured a huge win over Rochester with 15 saves.

Week 15: 
Warrior Offensive Player of the Week
It's time to update the record books.  John Grant Jr.  scored 10 goals in the win for Ohio on Saturday for a new MLL record for most goals in a game, previously held at nine. John Grant Jr. also overtook Casey Powell to become to MLL all-time points leader at 534. 

Warrior Defensive Player of the Week
Will Haus  and his defensive efforts for Charlotte were crucial in their comeback victory to secure a playoff berth. Haus picked up five groundballs and scored a goal in the first quarter. 

Cascade Rookie of the Week
Myles Jones  ended his rookie season with a stellar seven-point performance. In Chesapeake's loss to Charlotte, Jones scores three goals, including a two-pointer, and dished out three assists. This comes after he tallied six points last week against New York