August 22, 2013

Hamilton's Crowley Earns MLL MVP Award

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Hamilton's Crowley had a breakout year to earn the MLL's MVP award.
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Related: Crowley Named League's Offensive Player of Year

A breakout season for a Hamilton team that hopes to earn its third MLL title this weekend in Philadelphia has earned midfielder Kevin Crowley the league's Warrior Most Valuable Player award, as voted by coaches and general managers. Crowley, whose 55 points are two shy of his total from the previous two seasons combined, was voted Brine Offensive Player of the Year earlier in the week.

“There are so many MLL players worthy of the MVP Award, I didn’t think I was going to get it,” said Crowley. “This also says a lot about my teammates. Having defenses shut teams down allowing us on the offense to score goals is very important and I owe all of them a big thanks.”

Crowley earned MVP honors in a crowded field, with Matt Danowski of Charlotte and league Goalie of the Year Jesse Schwartzman finishing second and third, respectively. Chris Bocklet and Drew Snider, both from top-seeded Denver like Schwartzman, rounded out the Top 5.

Tied for the league lead in goals with Bocklet at 38, Crowley has brought an all-around game to the table to help Hamilton hold the second seed going into Championship Weekend where it will play the defending champion Chesapeake Bayhawks on Saturday at 4 p.m. He is tied for the Hamilton lead in two-point goals with rookie Garrett Thul (3), and set career highs in goals, assists (14) and points in the year.

Going into the championship weekend, Crowley has scored at least one point in each of the last 29 games, a Nationals record. He was also named the 2013 MLL All-Star Game MVP after a three-goal, two assist performance in Charlotte.

While Crowley was busy tearing up MLL defenses, Matt Danowski, who finished second in MVP voting, quietly helped lead the Charlotte Hounds to their first playoff appearance in club history. Third in the votes was Outlaws’ goaltender Jesse Schwartzman, who recently was named Warrior Goalie of the Year for his outstanding efforts in Denver. Schwartzman became the first goaltender in the history of the league to stand between the pipes for an undefeated season.

Warrior MVP Voting

Name

 

Team

1st Place Votes

2nd Place

3rd Place

Kevin

Crowley

Hamilton

10

1

3

Matt

Danowski

Charlotte

4

2

2

Jesse

Schwartzman

Denver

2

1

2

Chris

Bocklet

Denver

0

4

1

Drew

Snider

Denver

0

4

0

Paul

Rabil

Boston

0

2

2

Jeremy

Sieverts

Denver

0

2

0

Matt

Abbott

Chesapeake

0

0

2

Brendan

Mundorf

Denver

0

0

2

Lee

Zink

Denver

0

0

2


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