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In The News

August 14, 2013
The regular season has come to a close but this only means Championship Weekend presented by Smartlink is less than two weeks away and this bye week is the best time to read up on all your MLL news in preparation for the playoffs. To be there in person and attend Championship Weekend, visit

Below are the past week’s MLL stories and headlines:

Across the League

Stagnitta Brings College Philosophy to Outlaws (, 8/13/13)

“On the other line was Tony Seaman, the general manager of Major League Lacrosse's Denver Outlaws, inquiring as to whether Stagnitta would be interested in becoming the franchise's next head coach prior to the 2012 campaign…” (read more)

Rutgers in Major League Lacrosse – Playoffs(, 8/13/2013)

“Rutgers men’s lacrosse will be represented by three former players in the 2013 Major League Lacrosse (MLL) playoffs. Will Mangan, Chris O’Dougherty and Justin Pennington will represent RU with the undefeated Denver Outlaws…” (read more)

Lizard’s Rob Pannell, Smithtown native, named MLL Rookie of the Year (, 8/13/2013)

“Make it a hat trick for Lizards attackman Rob Pannell in 2013.

Pannell, the former Smithtown West and Cornell lacrosse star, was voted MLL Rookie of the Year after scoring 42 points (25 goals, 17 assists) and being named an all-star in his first season of professional lacrosse…” (read more)

  MLL Power Rankings: Week 14(, 8/7/2013)

“The Major League Lacrosse regular season ends this weekend, and up for grabs are playoff seeding and momentum. In Denver's case, an undefeated regular season is on the line against Hamilton…” (read more)

What’s Next for MLL Non-Playoff Teams?(, 8/7/2013)

“The 2013 Major League Lacrosse Championship Weekend field is set. Denver, Hamilton, Chesapeake and Charlotte will descend on PPL Park outside of Philadelphia at the end of the month to compete for a Steinfeld Cup. For Boston, Rochester, New York and Ohio, this means that their seasons end Saturday…” (read more)

LaxDirt’s Major League Lacrosse pick for Game of the week in week 14(, 8/9/2013)

“This week’s Laxdirt game of the week has major playoff implication as the loser will have to face Denver in the first round of the playoffs. The Charlotte Hounds head north to Chesapeake to face the Bayhawks. While both teams have locked up a playoff spot neither wants to go into the post season with a loss especially to another playoff team. Having the 3 rd seed up for grabs just makes it all the more interesting as to who will win. Neither of these teams is going to lay down and take it easy because they ‘don’t need to win...’”  (read more)

My MLL Journey: Jake Tripucka(, 8/9/2013)

“My name is Jake Tripucka and I would like to share my journey of becoming a Major League Lacrosse player with you. I grew up in Boonton Township., NJ and played lacrosse for Mountain Lakes, NJ, a small town with a tradition of successful teams, winning, and hard-working and talented players…” (read more)

The Philadelphia Four(, 8/10/2013)

“It happened a week before it absolutely needed to, but everything fell into place in week 13. Four teams have booked their trips to Philly for Championship Weekend, and now that we know who they are, week 14 of the regular season is pretty much pointless, right? Come on, are you new here? This is Major League Lacrosse, of course it isn’t…” (read more)

MLL Rookie Watch: Week 14(, 8/13/2013)

“The Rattlers ended their season on a high note in their victory over the Boston Cannons in the final week of action. Dave Lawson and John Ranagan both showed up strong in the blowout victory and gave Rattlers fans a glimpse of what could be one of the best midfield units for the next couple of years. Lawson continued his hot play of late and finished with five points in the victory. Lawson finished the season strong finishing with 23 points on the season, including two five point efforts in the last three games of the season…” (read more)

The 2013 Major League Lacrosse All-LaxDirt Team(, 8/13/2013)

“The 1st Annual All-Laxdirt team. We at laxdirt look at the MLL from a little different angle. While we all have the luxury of covering the sport that we love we are also some of the biggest MLL fans there is. I myself have been around since the very beginning. So we decided to come up with our own ALL MLL team. A team made up of guys that probably don’t get the recognition that most guys do and a few that do. So here goes…” (read more)

Denver Outlaws 18 at Hamilton Nationals 12

Denver Outlaws finish season undefeated(, 8/11/2013)

“The Denver Outlaws made history by finishing their season undefeated after an 18-12 win over Hamilton on Saturday…” (read more)

Outlaws Complete Undefeated Regular Season(, 8/11/2013)

“Undefeated, 14 and 0, perfection. The Denver Outlaws finish the regular season without a loss, the first time that’s ever been accomplished in Major League Lacrosse, after defeating the Hamilton Nationals Saturday afternoon, by a score of 18-12…” (read more)

Denver Caps MLL’s Final Day With Perfection(, 8/11/2013)

“The Denver Outlaws completed a perfect regular season - the first in Major League Lacrosse history - by toppling the second-ranked Hamilton Nationals 18-12 on Saturday, finishing advancing to the MLL Championship Weekend with a 14-0 record…”

Rochester Rattlers 23 at Boston Cannons 14

Boston Cannons Close by Looking Ahead(, 8/10/2013)

“With the Cannons’ goal of reaching MLL Championship Weekend doused last week, tonight’s season finale against Rochester will give a glimpse into what the team has in store for the future…” (read more)

Boston Cannons go out with a whimper(, 8/11/2013)

“With nothing left to play for other than professional pride, the effort produced by the Cannons in last night’s MLL season finale produced a lot of questions that the organization will need to answer during the offseason to right the ship…” (read more)

Rochester Rattlers beat Boston in MLL Finale(, 8/11/2013)

While having already been eliminated from playoff contention the best the Rochester Rattlers could finish in the Major League Lacrosse standings was in fifth place.  And the Rattlers seemingly saved their best for last as they used a season-high 23 points to pummel the Boston Cannons 23-14 in their season finale at Harvard Stadium in Allston, Mass., on Saturday…” (read more)

The Boston Cannons host the Rochester Rattlers to close out the MLL season(, 8/8/2013)

“The Rochester Rattlers travel to Harvard Stadium this weekend. With both Boston and Rochester losing and being eliminated last week, this game has little to no meaning save for pride. It's the final home game for Boston and potentially the last time we will see this Rochester Rattlers team as we know it, so expect players to be up for this one…” (read more)

Striebel Leads Rattlers Past Cannons(, 8/11/2013)

“In the final game of the regular season, the Rochester Rattlers won the battle for fifth place by defeating the Boston Cannons, 23-14, in front of 7,130 fans at Harvard Stadium. Player of the Game Matt Striebel finished the night with seven points, tying the MLL single-game record with three two-pointers, as the Rattlers took control early and never relinquishing their lead. Paul Rabil led the Cannons with five points (two goals, three assists), finishing with 54 on the season and reaching 300 in his career…” (read more)

Charlotte Hounds 14 at Chesapeake Bayhawks 16

Bayhawks pull away from Hounds, 16-14, to earn second seen in MLL playoffs(, 8/10/2013)

“Prior to the regular-season finale against the Charlotte Hounds, Chesapeake Bayhawks coach Dave Cottle said he was more concerned with his team's momentum than his opponent's. Saturday night, Cottle got a glimpse of the team's character…” (read more)

Charlotte Hounds lose, but MLL playoffs still loom(, 8/11/2013)

“The Charlotte Hounds came up short against the Chesapeake Bayhawks 16-14 on Saturday night in front of 10,831 fans at Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Despite the loss, the Hounds (7-7) will be the No. 4 seed and face the undefeated Denver Outlaws (14-0) in the first Championship Weekend semifinal at 1 p.m. Aug. 24 at PPL Park in Chester, Pa. It will be televised live on ESPN2…” (read more)

Bayhawks Down Hounds, Earn No. 2 Spot(, 8/11/13)

“After four close quarters of intense lacrosse, the defending MLL Champion Chesapeake Bayhawks defeated the visiting Charlotte Hounds by a score of 16-14, in Annapolis, MD on Saturday night. With the win, Chesapeake clinches the number two seed for MLL’s Championship Weekend, Presented by Smartlink, in Philadelphia August 24th and 25th…” (read more)

Ohio Machine 11 at New York Lizards 14

Lizards 14, Machine 11: Machine allows late goals, loses finale(, 8/13/2013)

“The Ohio Machine allowed four straight goals in the fourth quarter and lost 14-11 to the host New York Lizards last night in Hempstead, N.Y., wrapping up its second season in Major League Lacrosse with a 2-12 record…” (read more)

The Ohio Machine go for their first two game win streak against a tough New York Lizards opponent(, 8/8/2013)

“This Saturday two teams will be looking to get a win to take the sour taste that this season has left in their mouths. Ohio did have a huge win this past weekend it was only their second of the season but it was a win that helped knock Boston out of the playoff race. New York is still looking for their long overdue fourth win of the season. Both teams have shown that they have some young talent on attack that should make for an exciting game and help them get more wins in 2014…” (read more)

Lizards End Season With 14-11 win vs. Machine(, 8/11/2013)

“In the final game of the 2013 season, the Lizards took on the 2-11 Ohio Machine at home, at Shuart Stadium. As part of the Heroes Day celebrations, the Lizards took the field wearing special camouflage jerseys, which are being auctioned off to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project…” (read more)