BOSTON (August 4, 2014)- Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, announced Week 13’s Warrior Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week and the Cascade Rookie of the Week today.
This week, Marcus Holman was given the nod for his outstanding six-goal performance, playing a huge role in the Ohio Machine’s defeat of the Rochester Rattlers. Lizards’ rookie Joe Fletcher earned the defensive honors this week for his tight coverage on Charlotte veteran Ryan Young, holding him without points for the first time in 30 games. Rookie Mark Cockerton was huge contributor, with four goals, in Rochester’s loss to the Machine this past weekend.
Holman was named the Warrior Offensive Player of the Week for the second time this season following a top-notch performance in an important team victory. In his best game of the season, Holman totaled eight points (six goals, two assists) and even picked up three groundballs. Holman now sits tied for seventh among the MLL’s 2014 scoring leaders, and can be credited in helping put Ohio in position to grab a playoff spot.
Fletcher came out strong in the Lizards’ last-minute triumph over the Hounds, scoring the first goal of his MLL career and leadoff goal of the game. The rookie was part of a defense that held Charlotte back and prevented prolific scorers like Ryan Young to get on the board. For the first time in 30 games, Young was held without a point due to Fletcher’s strong defensive performance.
Cockerton continued the domination by the Rochester rookies, earning his second Cascade Rookie of the Week title, and the fifth for the team. In Rochester’s loss to Ohio, Cockerton had four goals and one groundball, bringing his point total to 22 for the season, and making him the second most productive rookie on the Rattlers’ roster.
Kicking off Week 14, Fletcher and the Lizards host Denver on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. (ET) on ESPN3.com, and will look to steal home field advantage from the Outlaws. Holman and the Machine will host the Florida Launch on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. (ET) on YouTube, as they look to claim the final playoff spot. Watch as Cockerton and his Rochester teammates travel to Boston, looking to earn home field advantage and stop Boston from gaining a playoff spot. Catch the game on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. (ET) on YouTube.
Warrior Offensive Players of the Week
Week 1 – Kevin Buchanan (Boston)
Week 2 – Garrett Thul (Florida)
Week 3 – Casey Powell (Florida)
Week 4 – Casey Powell (Florida)
Week 5 – Marcus Holman (Ohio)
Week 6 – Kevin Leveille (Rochester)
Week 7 – Ben Hunt (Chesapeake)
Week 8 – Paul Rabil (Boston)
Week 9 – Joe Walters (Chesapeake)
Week 10 – Rob Pannell (New York)
Week 11 – Mark Cockerton (Rochester)
Week 12 – Jordan Wolf (Rochester)
Week 13 − Marcus Holman (Ohio)
Warrior Defensive Players of the Week
Week 1 – Chad Wiedmaier (Ohio)
Week 2 – Mike Manley (Rochester)
Week 3 – Jesse Schwartzman (Denver)
Week 4 – Joe Fletcher (New York)
Week 5 – Mike Manley (Rochester)
Week 6 – Joe Cinosky (Florida)
Week 7 – Lee Zink (Denver)
Week 8 – Jesse Schwartzman (Denver)
Week 9 – Ryan Flanagan (Charlotte)
Week 10 – Brian Farrell (Ohio)
Week 11 – Charlie Cipriano (Denver)
Week 12 – Tyler Fiorito (Chesapeake)
Week 13 – Joe Fletcher (New York)
Previous Cascade Rookies of the Week
Week 3 – John LoCascio (Rochester)
Week 4 – Kieran McArdle (Florida)
Week 5 – Tom Schreiber (Ohio)
Week 6 – Justin Ward (Charlotte)
Week 7 – Jordan Wolf (Rochester)
Week 8 – Jordan Wolf (Rochester)
Week 9 – Mark Cockerton (Rochester)
Week 10 – Rob Emery (Boston)
Week 11 – Derek Maltz (Ohio)
Week 12 – Kieran McArdle (Florida)
Week 13 – Mark Cockerton (Rochester)