MLL Weekly Award WinnersOffensive Player of the Week
Jordan MacIntosh, Rochester Rattlers
MacIntosh led the Rattlers to a 17-10 victory over the Hamilton Nationals by scoring five goals with an assist. En route to being named as the Bud Light MLL Player of the Game for the first time in his career, he scored three of his goals in the fourth quarter during a 5-0 run to end the game. After scoring just four goals in his first four games, MacIntosh ranks third on the Rattlers this year with 11 points with 9 goals and 2 assists.
Defensive Player of the Week
Kip Turner, Chesapeake Bayhawks
Turner played a major role in the Bayhawks’ 14-13 victory over the defending MLL champion Boston Cannons at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Honored as the Bud Light MLL Player of the Game, he made a season-high 17 saves, including nine in the fourth quarter, as the Bayhawks won their fifth straight game. In the final five minutes, he made five saves to protect a one-point lead. Turner ranks fourth in the MLL with an 11.10 goals against average along with a .500 save percentage.
Cascade Rookie of the Week
Matt Gibson, Long Island Lizards
Gibson was named as the Cascade MLL Rookie of the Week for the second time this season after scoring three goals with an assist in the Lizards’ 14-8 victory over Denver, which extended Long Island’s win streak to five straight games. He scored all three of his goals in the second half as the Lizards outscored Denver by a 9-3 count after the intermission. Gibson leads all MLL rookies with 20 points, scoring 10 goals with 10 assists.
Last Week’s Game Recaps@ CHESAPEAKE 14, BOSTON 13: Goalkeeper Kip Turner made a season-high 17 saves, including nine in the fourth quarter, to lead the Chesapeake Bayhawks to their fifth straight win, a 14-13 victory over the defending MLL champion Boston Cannons in front of 10,126 fans at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Turner, who was named as the Bud Light MLL Player of the Game, made five of his nine fourth quarter saves in the final five minutes as the Bayhawks held off a late rally by the Cannons to remain in first place in the MLL standings. While Turner led the Bayhawks defensively, midfielder Michael Kimmel scored three goals, including a two-point marker, with an assist while midfielder Kyle Dixon recorded a pair of two-point goals, upping his season total to 10. Midfielder Paul Rabil led Boston in a losing effort with a pair of two-point goals and three assists.
CHARLOTTE 17, @ OHIO 16: Midfielder Kevin Kaminski scored four goals, including a two-point marker in the fourth quarter, as the Charlotte Hounds snapped a four-game losing streak by edging the Ohio Machine by a 17-16 margin at Selby Stadium. With the win, the Hounds earned a sweep of the regular season series against the Machine after earning an 18-15 victory in Charlotte on May 12. Meanwhile, the Machine dropped its fourth straight game. While Kaminski tallied a season-high five points to earn Bud Light MLL Player of the Game honors, attackman Matt Danowski contributed three goals with three assists for the Hounds, who outshot Ohio by a 43-39 margin. Rookie attackman Steele Stanwick led Ohio by scoring a goal with four assists in a losing effort.
@ ROCHESTER 17, HAMILTON 10: Led by five goals and an assist from midfielder Jordan MacIntosh, the Rochester Rattlers snapped a two-game losing streak by earning a 17-10 victory over the Hamilton Nationlas at Sahlen’s Stadium. MacIntosh, who earned Bud Light MLL Player of the Game honors, had scored just four goals in his previous four games this season before his six-point effort against the Nationals. While MacIntosh led Rochester with his six-point effort, attackman Kevin Leveille added three goals with an assist for the Rattlers, who were outshot by a 35-34 margin. Meanwhile, midfielder Joe Walters led the Nationals by scoring three goals, including a two-point marker, with three assists in a losing effort. Attackman Kevin Crowley and midfielder Stephen Keogh each added two goals for the Nationals.
@ LONG ISLAND 14, DENVER 8: Making his Major League Lacrosse debut, midfielder Will Mangan scored two goals and added three assists to lead the Long Island Lizards to their fifth straight win, a 14-8 victory over the Denver Outlaws at James M. Shuart Stadium. After opening the season with back-to-back losses, the Lizards have rebounded to win their last five games and move into sole possession of second place in the MLL standings. While Mangan earned Bud Light MLL Player of the Game honors with his five-point effort, attackmen Max Seibald and Matt Gibson each added three goals with an assist while goalkeeper Drew Adams made 14 saves. Midfielder Jordan McBride led Denver with three goals in a losing effort.
MLL News and NotesHOME AND HOME: The Rochester Rattlers and the Long Island Lizards will play in a home-and-home series this weekend, marking the sixth time in MLL history that two teams play each other in a home-and-home series within the same week. Two of the previous five times ended in a split.
HIGH FIVE: The Chesapeake Bayhawks and the Long Island Lizards enter this week’s action riding a five-game win streak. The Bayhawks lead the MLL with a 7-1 record while Long Island is second with a 5-2 mark.
UNCONNECT FOUR: The Charlotte Hounds snapped a four-game losing streak on June 23 after posting an exciting 17-16 victory over the Ohio Machine at Selby Stadium. Both of the Hounds’ wins this year have come against the Machine.
10 COUNT: Chesapeake Bayhawks midfielder Kyle Dixon tallied a pair of two-point goals in the Bayhawks’ 14-13 win over Boston on June 23, upping his season total to 10 two-point goals this year. It is the fifth time in MLL history that a player has recorded at least 10 two-point markers; Dixon has posted three of those five marks over the last four years. He is the MLL’s all-time leader with 42 career two-point goals.
TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT: For the fourth straight year, the MLL All-Star Game was decided by a single point as the Old School All-Stars edged the Young Gun All-Stars by an 18-17 margin. Chesapeake Bayhawks midfielder Steven Brooks scored twice in the fourth quarter, including the game-winning goal in the final minute of regulation.