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In The News

August 7, 2013
This past week in MLL has been an important one, as both the Charlotte Hounds and Chesapeake Bayhawks clinched a playoff spot and we’re beginning to see what Championship Weekend will look like. If you’re interested in attending Championship Weekend presented by Smartlink, please visit to purchase your tickets today.

Below are some this week’s top stories from around the lacrosse world.

Across the League

Dave Cottle not worried about Bayhawks’ loss to Denver lingering(, 8/1/2013)

“The Chesapeake Bayhawks' loss to the Major League Lacrosse-leading Denver Outlaws on Saturday was not as troubling as the manner in which the team dropped that 14-12 decision…” (read more)

Roland Park’s Stanwick remains a lacrosse scoring Machine(, 8/2/2013)

“Roland Park's Steele Stanwick is staying busy with lacrosse. He plays for the  Ohio Machine in  Major League Lacrosse, serves as an assistant coach for Boys' Latin and runs camps and clinics as part of Stanwick Lacrosse -- a business he started last winter…”

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Rutgers in Major League Lacrosse(, 8/2/2013)

“Five former Rutgers lacrosse players appear in Major League Lacrosse, including four as players and one as an assistant coach. Will Mangan, Chris O’Dougherty and Justin Pennington play for the undefeated Denver Outlaws, while Chris Mattes represents RU as a member of the Charlotte Hounds. Former Scarlet Knight standout Keith Cromwell serves as an assistant coach for the New York Lizards…” (read more)

Pro Lacrosse: MLL Standings(, 8/2/2013)

Take a look at the standings entering week 13, prior to the Charlotte Hounds and Chesapeake Bayhawks clinching. (read more)

Washburn: Taking Stock in the Playoff Race(, 8/1/2013)

“The magic number in Major League Lacrosse is two. There are two weeks remaining in the regular season and only two spots left in the postseason field. Denver has locked up the number one overall seed, while Hamilton has clinched a berth and can secure the two seed with a win over Charlotte this weekend…” (read more)

Pregame Playoff Predictions(, 8/3/2013)

“So, here we are, Week 13:  there are two remaining playoff spots, and four teams with still-undetermined fates. Two teams moving on, joining the Outlaws and Nationals in the quest for lacrosse immortality. Two teams sitting on the couch, huddled over a gallon of ice cream, watching that Walid Hajj split dodge over and over again and wondering what went wrong…” (read more)

Devitte: First MLL ‘Devitte Awards’(, 8/6/2013)

“Kyle Devitte has bringing his brand of Major League Lacrosse commentary all season. As we approach the end of the 2013 regular season, we're proud to unveil his twist on the MLL individual awards. We present The Devitte Awards…” (read more)

Hounds, Bayhawks and two Stellar Matts(, 8/5/2013)

“Chesapeake played better on Saturday night in a 12-8 win against Rochester. Michael Simon (LSM) and Jeff Reynolds (d-mid) make the Bayhawks faster and more dangerous on defense. Rookie Jesse Bernhardt (Maryland) has turned up the heat during the last two weeks, and the defending champs easily held the Rattlers to single digits for the sixth time this summer…”  (read more)

Ohio Machine 16, Boston Cannons 12

Boston Cannons fall to Ohio Machine(, 8/3/2013)

“A week removed from a 17-12 loss to the Hamilton Nationals that dropped the Cannons into fifth place in the Major League Lacrosse standings with two games remaining, Boston’s struggles continued with a 16-12 loss to the Ohio Machine Saturday at Harvard Stadium…” (read more)

The Ohio Machine get their second win and dash the Boston Cannons playoff hopes(, 8/5/2013)

“Lead by outstanding performances on both sides of the field the Ohio Machine came into Harvard Stadium and spoiled the Boston Cannons playoff hopes. Boston once again had a slow start in the first quarter and Ohio took full advantage putting their foot on the gas and never looking back on their way to their second win of the season 16-12…”  (read more)

Machine Win First Road Game, Knock Off Cannons(, 8/4/2013)

“The Ohio Machine won its first road game 16-12 against the Boston Cannons and held off a late comeback to end Boston’s playoff chances. Coupled with Charlotte's win later Saturday, the Cannons were eliminated from postseason contention...” (read more)

Charlotte Hounds 12, Hamilton Nationals 11

Charlotte Hounds capture victory, place in MLL playoffs(, 8/3/2013)

“Thanks to Matt Danowski, the Charlotte Hounds picked up a big win over the Hamilton Nationals on Saturday. And thanks to the Ohio Machine, the Hounds earned the second-year Major League Lacrosse franchise’s first-ever postseason berth…” (read more)

Nationals bitten by Hounds(, 8/5/2013)

“The Hamilton Nationals' winning streak was halted at three, as they fell 14-11 to the Charlotte Hounds in Major League Lacrosse action on Saturday night…” (read more)

Hounds Playoff-Bounds on Danowski’s Seven-Point Night(, 8/4/2013)

“The Charlotte Hounds on Saturday night punched their ticket to Philadelphia for the Major League Lacrosse playoffs with a 14-11 victory over the Hamilton Nationals in front of 4,317 fans at American Legion Memorial Stadium in Charlotte…” (read more)

Chesapeake Bayhawks 12, Rochester Rattlers 8

Bayhawks bracing for a different Rattlers team this Saturday(, 8/2/2013)

“Since 2006, the Chesapeake Bayhawks have won eight of 12 meetings with the Rochester Rattlers, including a 17-14 victory on April 27. But that game was the season opener for both teams, and Rochester has changed drastically since then…” (read more)

Rochester Rattlers lose to Chesapeake, eliminated from MLL playoff contention(, 8/3/2013)

“The Rochester Rattlers had their playoff chances shattered Saturday with a 12-8 loss to the Chesapeake Bayhawks at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis Maryland…” (read more)

Bayhawks Down Rattlers to Clinch Playoff Berth(, 8/4/2013)

“Attackman Drew Westervelt scored three goals and dished off two assists as the Chesapeake Bayhawks defeated the Rochester Rattlers, 12-8, to clinch a berth in Major League Lacrosse Championship weekend…” (read more)

Bayhawks Into Playoffs With Win Over Rochester(, 8/4/2013)

“The Chesapeake Bayhawks solidified a spot at Championship Weekend, presented by Smartlink, with a 12-8 victory over the Rochester Rattlers on Saturday night. The loss, coupled with a win by the Charlotte Hounds, knocked the Rattlers out of playoff contention. Midfielder Matt Abbott was named Player of the Game after a three point, three-groundball performance…” (read more)

Denver Outlaws 13, New York Lizards 10

Outlaws set Major League Lacrosse wins record, improve to 13-0(, 8/5/2013)

“For just the second time all year -- and second week in a row -- the Outlaws faced a second-half deficit. But just as they did in Week 12 vs. Chesapeake, the Outlaws used a fourth-quarter surge to take the lead over the New York Lizards and never look back on their way to another victory…” (read more)

Outlaws 13, Lizards 10(, 8/4/2013)

View a slideshow of some of this week’s actions between the Denver Outlaws and New York Lizards. (see more)

The Denver Outlaws win yet another game this time topping the New York lizards in New York(, 8/5/2013)

“Denver Outlaws come out on top of a hard fought 13-10 victory to stay undefended vs. the New York Lizards at Hofstra's James M. Shuart stadium.  New York still did not get that fourth win of the season that they have been longing for.  For most of tonight's game it did look like New York was going to get that win as well as playing spoiler and putting the first L in the loss column of Denver…” (read more)