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In The News

July 17, 2013
This has been an exciting week for MLL, as the League hosted the 2013 All-Star Game presented by Moe’s Southwest Grill, in Charlotte, NC.  All-Star weekend certainly delivered, with plenty of exciting events, including the team drafts as chosen by the Ultimate Fan Fantasy winners, the Moe’s luncheon, youth clinic and tournament, and finally, of course, the game itself. Below is a round-up of the news coverage and chatter across the internet.

Upper Dublin’s Schmidt named an All-Star(, 7/8/2013)

“After receiving a new job in Charlotte, NC two years ago, and after being traded to the Charlotte Hounds, former Upper Dublin star lacrosse player Brett Schmidt was ready to get his Major League Lacrosse career going…” (read more)

Gurenlian, Adams Named MLL All-Stars(, 7/10/2013)

“A pair of Nittany Lion men's lacrosse standouts - Greg Gurenlian and Drew Adams- will compete in Saturday's Major League Lacrosse Game at Charlotte's Memorial Stadium. Game time is set for 7 p.m. with a live broadcast on ESPN2…” (read more)

Schmidt finally playing among the Stars(, 7/11/2013)

“Brett Schmidt grew up watching Major League Lacrosse on television. Now, he’s a player in its showcase event. Schmidt, the Upper Dublin High graduate and two-time University of Maryland All-American defender, is now a member of the Charlotte Hounds, who will be hosting the MLL All-Star Game Saturday (7 p.m.) at Charlotte’s Memorial Stadium…” (read more)

Former Cornell star Rob Pannell is ‘riding the wave’ in Major League Lacrosse(, 7/11/2013)

“As former Cornell lacrosse star Rob Pannell puts it, he is just riding the wave. Since winning the Tewaaraton trophy, leading Cornell to the Final Four, and setting the Division I scoring record this past season, Pannell has been traveling around the country to various lacrosse camps and enjoying his rookie season in Major League Lacrosse…” (read more)

Charlotte Hounds teammates Brett Schmidt, Ryan Young set to play in MLL All-Star Game(, 7/11/2013)

“Charlotte Hounds teammates Brett Schmidt and Ryan Young will make their debuts in Major League Lacrosse’s All-Star Game on Saturday at Charlotte’s Memorial Stadium. But until two fan-captains pick sides playground-style from a pool of players previously determined by coaches and managers, the pair doesn’t know if they will be friends or foes in the game…” (read more)

1-on-1: Major League Lacrosse Commissioner David Gross(, 7/12/14)

The Major League Lacrosse All-Star Game is coming to Memorial Stadium, the home of the Charlotte Hounds, on Saturday night. MLL Commissioner David Gross talks about the game and the festivities in this Sports Night 1-on-1 interview with Mike Solarte. Time Warner Cable Subscribers Only (watch)

Honorary captains build their rosters for Major League Lacrosse All-Star Game(, 7/12/2013)

The players selected to take part in Saturday night’s Major League Lacrosse All-Star Game look at the game as a chance to have a little fun with their buddies.The honorary captains are taking things a little more seriously, as shown by their roster picks Friday at American Legion Memorial Stadium…” (read more)

Charlotte Hounds Host MLL All-Star game(, 7/12/2013)

“Major League Lacrosse appears to have found a winning formula in Charlotte. The eight-team league will play its All-Star game at Memorial Stadium on Saturday — just a year after the Charlotte Hounds expansion franchise started play…” (read more)

MLL’S David Gross Discusses the State of he League Heading into ASG Weekend(, 7/12/2013)

“Major League Lacrosse is in Charlotte this weekend for its annual All-Star Game, presented by Moe’s Southwest Grill, and MLL Commissioner David Gross spent an hour with the SBD/SBJ editorial staff Thursday afternoon discussing the state of the eight-team league. Gross tackled several...” (read more, subscribers only)

The Stars of MLL Shine in the Queen City(, 7/14/2013)

“The continued growth of Major League Lacrosse in the Charlotte area received another boost on Saturday night, as 6,184 fans filled the stands at American Legion Memorial Stadium to see the second-year market host its first-ever Major League Lacrosse All-Star Game. Team Supernova defeated Team Eclipse 24-15, with Charlotteans getting the chance to cheer on some of their hometown stars, while sampling the best the MLL has to offer….” (read more)

Charlotte Hounds’ Peet Poillon lifts All-Stars(, 7/16/2013)

“The last four years, Major League Lacrosse’s All-Star Game has come down to a single goal.  Hamilton midfielder Kevin Crowley and his Supernova teammates made sure that streak wouldn’t extend to a fifth year…” (read more)

Rochester’s Matt Striebel ‘grateful’ to play in ninth MLL All-Star Game(, 7/12/2013)

“When Matt Striebel stepped onto Denver's Invesco Field at Mile High in July 2005 for the Major League LacrosseAll-Star Game, he was a bit taken aback.

Sure, he had won two NCAAchampionships at Princeton and played four seasons in MLL, but he was still in awe of his teammates in the "Old School vs. Young Guns" matchup...” (read more)

MLL All-Stars Represent Excellence(, 7/14/2013)

“The 2013 MLL All-Star Game represented excellence. Pro players who push the envelope of what's possible on the field. Once a year they come together, bond, and showcase their exceptional skills…” (read more)

Crowley earns MLL All-Star MVP in Front of 6k in Charlotte(7/14/2013)

“Team Supernova started fast and continued to score often in holding off Team Eclipse, 24-15, to win the 2013 Major League Lacrosse All-Star Game that took place in front of a crowd of 6,184 in attendance at American Legion Memorial Stadium in Charlotte, N.C., on Saturday…” (read more)

MLL All-Star Game Rosters Picked(, 7/13/2013)

“The MLL Ultimate Fan Fantasy winners, Cameron MacKenzie and Frank Ranfone, selected the players for teams Eclipse and Supernova in a playground-style process. MacKenzie is the honorary captain of the Eclipse, coached by Bayhawks head coach Dave Cottle, and Ranfone is the honorary captain of the Supernova, coached by Hounds top man Mike Cerino. Team Eclipse won the coin toss, earning them the first selection in the draft and the home field advantage…” (read more)

Mike Sawyer Shoots 114 MPH(, 7/14/2013)

“Move over Mike Birney, Paul Rabil, Kyle Harrison, and Joe Vitale… there’s a new fastest shot sheriff in town, and his name is Mike Sawyer!” (read more)

Second-Half Run Leads Supernova to MLL All-Star Win(, 7/14/2013)

“Kevin Crowley had a feeling that the long halftime break in Saturday night's Major League Lacrosse All-Star Game wouldn't work in his team's favor…” (read more)

Supernova Burn Eclipse in MLL All-Star Game(, 7/14/13)

“It’s really hard to leave the MLL All Star game with a frown on your face.  Even though the sky fell out for a while, the rain could not stop the tailgating and game excitement from happening. With players and fans pumped alike, it was not long before the players were pulling out all of their best tricks during the game.  Behind the back goals, 2 pointers, a goalie scoring goal and fun excessive celebrations were a plenty…” (read more)

Sights and Sounds: MLL All-Star Game(, 7/16/2013)

“The Major League Lacrosse All-Star Game entertained more than 6,000 fans at Charlotte's American Legion Memorial Stadium. Team SuperNova beat Team Eclipse, 24-15, in the game, but the event featured a whole day of fun for activites for fans…”  (read more)

A review of the 2013 Major League Lacrosse All-Star experience(, 7/16/2013)

“When the lights went out Saturday night in Charlotte and all the fans went home, it became a time of reflection for me. Being a Charlotte native, evaluation the weekend as a whole is a daunting task to say the least. For one, I’m proud of the city for being able to accommodate players, media, MLL personnel, and especially the fans…” (read more)