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In The News

August 21, 2013
We are now entering the final week of MLL play, with Championship Weekend presented by Smartlink this weekend, August 24 and 25 at PPL Park in the Philadelphia area. MLL has also announced a series of yearly awards, with a few announcements remaining. There’s a lot of chatter and excitement surrounding Championship Weekend and yearly awards, so make sure to catch up on all of it before the semi-finals begin.

Former Terp Snider chosen as MLL Most Improved Player(, 8/15/2013)

“Denver Outlaws midfielder Drew Snider (Maryland) was named Major League Lacrosse's Most Improved Player, the league announced Thursday…” (read more)

Former Pikesville, Hopkins star Schwartzman named MLL Goalie of Year(, 8/16/2013)

“After a record-setting 2013 season, Denver Outlaws goalie Jesse Schwartzman (Pikesville, Johns Hopkins) has been named Major League Lacrosse Goalie of the Year for the second time in his career, the league announced Friday….” (read more)

Seattle-Bred Snider to be First Coach of O’Dea(, 8/16/2013)

“Drew Snider's lacrosse career has already come full circle in a way. The 25-year-old Snider, the Denver Outlaws midfielder and Lacrosse Magazine's August cover subjectwho on Thursday was named Major League Lacrosse's Most Improved Player, will be the first boys' lacrosse coach at O'Dea (Wash.) High, the school announced, also on Thursday…” (read more)

MLL Rookie Report Regular-Season Wrap-Up(, 8/16/13)

“As the league argued on its website this week, this 2013 rookie class sits among the two or three best ever, making a strong case for topping that list. Mind you this is viewed as “best group of rookies playing as rookies,” not “best group of rookies who continued on to become stars,” though there are some favorable projections in the bunch…” (read now)

The LaxDirt end of the season grades for the 2013 Rochester Rattlers(, 8/19/2013)

“It was a bit of a disappointing season for Rochester. It just couldn’t get a big win when it needed it. Now that it’s all said-and-done here’s how each unit played during the year…” (read more)

Washburn: Who to Watch at Championship Weekend( 8/20/2013)

Success at Championship Weekend often comes down to which team can manage the physical demands of the two-day tournament, and the key to doing that is having a deep roster. Yes, the star power of the weekend is obvious, with the league's top four teams in attendance…” (read more)

Ten MLL Rips from 2006(, 8/20/13)

“Each MLL Championship Game, and Championship Weekend presented by Smartlink, is different. Some result in physical brawls where teams trade goals and hits. That’s intense!  Other finalshave showcased some of the best lacrosse plays we’ve ever seen, and still others feature shooting the likes of which we rarely see. Major League Lacrosse’s 2006 title game was one of the latter…” (read more)

The LaxDirt end of season grades for the 2013 Charlotte Hounds(, 8/20/2013)

“The Charlotte Hounds began the 2013 season hoping to be in contention for a playoff berth. Throughout the year, the team showed improvement in a variety of areas, and used a combination of veteran leadership and rookies stepping up to accomplish that goal. In fact, the team was able to secure the first playoff position in franchise history in the second-to-last week of the season when they defeated the Hamilton Nationals. With the playoffs on the horizon, it’s time to reflect and give the team their end of season report card…” (read more)