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In The News

July 31, 2013
Regular season play is beginning to wrap up and teams have started to clinch their playoff spots. Still, with two weeks left there is a lot left undecided, including two of the four teams that will be headed to Championship Weekend presented by Smartlink. In week 12 Denver clinched the number one seed, and Hamilton earned a ticket to the post-season, and week 13 promises to be just as exciting as the Boston Cannons, Charlotte Hounds, Rochester Rattlers, and Chesapeake Bayhawks all seek a playoff spot. To keep up on all the news from last week and look to next week, check out some of the news stories from around the lacrosse community.

Across the League

Ex-Army lacrosse trio invited to U.S. National Team camp(, 7/28/2013)

“Former Army lacrosse players Jeremy Boltus, Garrett Thul, and Brendan Buckley were among the 98 players selected Saturday for the Aug. 30 to Sept. 1 tryout camp in Baltimore for the United States National Team. A selection committee will choose the 40-player squad. Team USA will defend its title at the 2014 World Championships in Denver…” (read more)

Lizards’ David Earl getting used to new spot(, 7/29/2013)

“David Earl's start as the Lizards' top midfielder on Saturday didn't help end the team's four-game losing skid, yet the third-year pro from the University of Notre Dame scored three goals and had an assist…” (read more)

Ex-Terp Zink Named MLL Defensive Player of the Week(,  7/29/2013)

“Major League Lacrosse announced that Denver defenseman  Lee Zink (Maryland) won Warrior Defensive Player of the Week honors after the Outlaws' 14-12 win over the visiting Chesapeake Bayhawks on Saturday afternoon…” (read more)

MLL Philly Player of the Week: Charlotte’s Schmidt (Upper Dublin) helps Hounds move into contention(, 7/30/2013)

“Schmidt, an Upper Dublin graduate and former All-American at Maryland, helped Charlotte defeat the Ohio Machine, 13-10. The win vaulted the Hounds into fourth place in the MLL standings with a 6-6 mark…” (read more)

Washburn: Breaking Down the MLL Playoff Chase(, 7/24/2013)

“With three weeks remaining in the regular season the playoff picture has become fairly clear. Remember, only the top four teams make it to Championship Weekend in Major League Lacrosse…” (read more)

Rapid Reaction: Analyzing the U.S. Tryout Pool of 98(, 7/27/2013)

“The 98-player tryout pool for the 2014 U.S. men's national team was announced Saturday afternoon at halftime of the Denver Outlaws-Chesapeake Bayhawks game on ESPN2…” (read more)

Whistle Gains Lacrosse Partner with MLL Deal(, 7/29/2013)

“Startup youth sports programmer The Whistle has extended its run of league partnerships with a new deal with Major League Lacrosse. Youth sports programmer The Whistle was eager to add lacrosse….” (read more)

Thul, Zink, Lawson grab week 12 honors in MLL(, 7/30/2013)

“Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, announced the weekly award winners for Week 12 of the 2013 season, which concluded on July 28. The winners are chosen every week by the League, and are based on outstanding in-game achievements. Hamilton's rookie Garrett Thul earned this week's Warrior Offensive Player of the Week, while Denver's Lee Zink won Warrior Defensive Player of the Week. Cascade Rookie of the Week went to Rochester's Dave Lawson…” (read more)

Behind the Scenes: Casey Powell’s MLL Return(, 7/30/2013)

“The legendary Casey Powell came out of retirement to play for Major League Lacrosse's Chesapeake Bayhawks this month. Lucky for us, he gave us a behind-the-scenes look at his return…” (read more)

Outlaws Close to Perfection(, 7/30/2013)

“It had to happen. The Outlaws have clinched the No. 1 spot in the 2013 MLL playoffs after besting the Chesapeake Bayhawks this past Saturday, 14-12. With that result the Outlaws formally don the alpha dog collar going into Championship Weekend…” (read more)

19 Chasing 270: Kevin Leveille(, 7/30/2013)

“Kevin Leveille currently has 261 goals in his Major League Lacrosse career. The all-time leading MLL goal scorer is Tim Goettelmann, who currently has 270 goals. That’s a difference of 9 for all you English majors out there…” (read more)

MLL Rookie Report: Week 12(, 7/30/2013)

“Oh how the time flies. It seems like just yesterday that all the rookies were suiting up for their first MLL game. With some players having played as many as eight games, the rookies should have a pretty good idea of their roles on the team. Some like Rob Pannell, Logan Schuss, Eric Law and John Ranagan have been constant threats for their teams. Others like Jesse Burnhardt and Brian Megill have brought some youth and athleticism to veteran heavy teams. With only two weeks left in the season, let’s see how the rookies fared as the playoff race tightens…” (read more)

3up and 3down for week 12 of 2013(, 7/30/2013)

“This week was a week where we saw players that are not the usual suspects that you expect stepping up. Let’s see who made the up and down…” (read more)

Charlotte Hounds 13, Ohio Machine 12

Charlotte Hounds Jump to 4th(, 7/27/2013)

“Visit this photo gallery for images of week 12’s game between the Ohio Machine and Charlotte Hounds…” (read more)


Peet Poillon’s 4 points lead Charlotte Hounds(, 7/27/2013)

“The Charlotte Hounds knocked off the Ohio Machine 13-10 at Selby Stadium Saturday in Major League Lacrosse.With the win and a loss earlier Saturday by the Boston Cannons, the Hounds (6-6) moved back into the fourth place, the final spot in the MLL playoff standings…” (read more)


Hounds Leap Into Fourth Place, Beat Machine(, 7/27/2013)

“The Charlotte Hounds continued to make a push for the playoffs on Saturday night as they recorded a 13-10 win over the Ohio Machine. Led by Player of the Game, Peet Poillon, the Hounds capitalized on long possessions and a strong midfield…” (read more)

Hounds Jump into Fourth Place with Win over Ohio(, 7/27/2013)

“The Charlotte Hounds continued to make a push for the playoffs on Saturday night as they recorded a 13-10 win over the Ohio Machine. Led by Peet Poillon, the Hounds capitalized on long possessions and a strong midfield…” (read more)

The Charlotte Hounds beat the Ohio Machine and vault over the Boston Cannons in the MLL standings(, 7/29/2013)

“The Charlotte Hounds are one step closer to securing the franchise’s 1 st playoff spot with their 13-10 win over the Ohio Machine on Saturday. The game saw a couple runs, most notably the 8-1 streak that the Hounds put together following the 2-0 lead that the Machine were able to establish to begin the game…” (read more)

Hamilton Nationals 17, Boston Cannons 12

Nationals clinch playoff berth with win over Boston(, 7/29/2013)

“The Hamilton Nationals have clinched a play off berth for the third time in team history. Saturday’s night win over the Boston Cannons was lead by rookie Garrett Thul, who had a career best with 6 points (5+1+0). Within the first quarter he connected with Kevin Cunningham for two goals, one of which was his second two pointer of his career…” (read more)

Nationals Clinch Playoff Spot, Down Cannons(, 7/27/2013)

“The Hamilton Nationals grabbed a spot in Championship Weekend, presented by Smartlink, with a 17-12 victory over the Boston Cannons Saturday night at Ron Joyce Stadium. The Nationals are now 9-3 on the season, while the Cannons fall to 5-7…” (read more)

Hamilton Nationals punch their ticket to Championship Weekend beating the Boston Cannons(, 7/30/2013)

For the third time in team history, the Hamilton Nationals are heading to the MLL Championship Weekend. Hamilton (9-3) clinched a playoff berth after defeating the Boston Cannons 17-12 at Ron Joyce Stadium. (read more)

Red Hot Hamilton Clinches MLL Playoff Berth(, 7/27/2013)

“For the third time in team history, the Hamilton Nationals are heading to the Major League Lacrosse Championship Weekend. Hamilton (9-3) locked up a playoff berth after defeating the Boston Cannons 17-12 Saturday at Ron Joyce Stadium...” (read more)

Hamilton Bursts by Boston: Hello Playoffs!(, 7/30/2013)

“The Hamilton Nationals improved to 9-3 on the season, and clinched a spot at Championship Weekend (in Philly on Aug 24-25th), with a 17-12 win over the visiting Boston Cannons this past weekend. Hamilton roared out to a huge first quarter lead, and Boston never caught up, dropping to 5-7 on the year, and in desperate need of a strong run to end the year, if the Cannons want to make the playoffs…” (read more)

Rochester Rattlers 13, New York Lizards 12

Rochester Rattlers hang on to top New York Lizards(, 7/27/2013)

“Despite relinquishing two sizable leads Saturday, the Rochester Rattlers were able to lead when it counted the most and slip past the New York Lizards 13-12 at James M. Shuart Stadium…” (read more)

Lizards fall at home to Rochester Rattlers(, 7/27/2013)

“The Lizards' slim chances of making the Major League Lacrosse playoffs were crushed Saturday night with a 13-12 loss to the Rochester Rattlers at Hofstra's Shuart Stadium…” (read more)


Rattlers Stay Alive, Eliminate NY from Playoff(, 7/27/2013)

“The Rochester Rattlers officially eliminated the New York Lizards from postseason play with a 13-12 win at Shuart Stadium. Rookie David Lawson earned himself Player of the Game after a game-high five goal performance…” (read more)

Rattlers Edge Lizards, Stay Alive in Playoff Race(, 7/27/2013)

“The Rochester Rattlers officially eliminated the New York Lizards from post-season play with a 13-12 win at Shuart Stadium. Rookie David Lawson earned himself Player of the Game after a game-high five goal performance…” (read more)

Denver Outlaws 14, Chesapeake Bayhawks 12

Bayhawks start out hot, but Outlaws surge to remain unbeaten, 14-12(, 7/28/2013)

“Attackman Drew Westervelt (UMBC, John Carroll) fired in four goals, but the Bayhawks lost an early lead and fell to the unbeaten  Denver Outlaws, 14-12, at Sports Authority Field on Saturday…” (read more)

Outlaws Clinch Top Seed, Keep Perfect Season in Play(, 7/27/2013)

“With a 14-12 win against the Chesapeake Bayhawks in front of 8,235 fans at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, the Denver Outlaws clinched the MLL's top playoff seed on Saturday. The Outlaws also secured a league record for best winning percentage in a single season by improving to 12-0 on the season…” (read more)

Denver Stays Perfect, Chesapeake Still Challenging(, 7/30/2013)

“The Bayhawks hit the road this week, hot off Casey Powell’s MLL return and a huge overtime win over Boston, to face the undefeated Denver Outlaws in Mile High Stadium. The game would open with a quick goal from Denver’s Jeremy Sieverts (former Bayhawk) only to be answered equally as quickly by Chesapeake’s Drew Westervelt (former Outlaw) who would start this week off in the same fashion as he ended the last, by finding the back of the net...” (read more)

Westervelt’s Four Goals Not Enough for Bayhawks(, 7/30/2013)

“Attackman Drew Westervelt fired in four goals on Saturday night, but it wasn’t enough as the Chesapeake Bayhawks could not hold an early lead and fell to the unbeaten Denver Outlaws, 14-12, at Sports Authority Field in the Mile High City…” (read more)