News Archive: Major League Lacrosse

July 25, 2014
Boyle Point: Matching Your Stick to Your Style
A key to unlocking your game and its potential? Play to your strengths with right choice of head, pocket and shooters, according to Ryan Boyle.

July 23, 2014
MLL Weekly: World Championship Fill-Ins Prove Worth
With many stars away on world championship duty over the weekend, some unsung heroes made their mark as the MLL marched towards its playoffs.

July 20, 2014
Denver Outlaws Tie For First Place After Topping Florida

July 19, 2014
Lizards Defeat Cannons in Overtime, 16-15

July 19, 2014
Ohio Machine Moves into Playoff Tie with Win

July 16, 2014
MLL Weekly: Chesapeake Faces Tall Task to Win Out
To keep their playoff hopes realistic, the Chesapeake Bayhawks, along with three other MLL teams, need to take the old sports cliche to heart: Take it one game at a time.

July 9, 2014
Crowley to Bayhawks Headlines MLL Deadline
Reigning league MVP Kevin Crowley was moved to the Chesapeake Bayhawks for a trio that included Steven Brooks on an otherwise quiet MLL trade deadline day.

July 9, 2014
MLL Blockbuster Trade: Crowley to Chesapeake
The Bayhawks traded midfielders Steven Brooks, David Earl and Jon Hayes in exchange for a 2015 fourth round draft selection and 2013 MLL MVP Kevin Crowley.

July 6, 2014
Win Over Charlotte Pulls Rochester into Tie for First
Improving to 7-3 with a two-goal win over Charlotte, Rochester pulls into a first-place tie atop Major League Lacrosse with the Denver Outlaws.

July 5, 2014
Boston, Ohio Rally for July 4th MLL Victories
Both Boston and Ohio were down late, but rallied down the stretch for key 4th of July wins over Denver and Chesapeake, respectively.

July 4, 2014
New York Jumps All Over Florida in 20-11 Win

July 3, 2014
MLL Weekly: Fireworks Set for Annual Denver Show
Denver hosts Boston in its annual 4th of July spectacular, which has drawn over 30,000 fans and is expected to once again fill the seats.

June 30, 2014
Team USA Rapid Reaction: Ultimate X-Factors
The final 23-man U.S. roster for next month's world championships has been named. Corey McLaughlin breaks down the list and looks at a few ultimate flex players.

June 29, 2014
Cockerton Leads Rochester in Romp Over Denver

June 28, 2014
MLL Weekend: New York Headlines with Big Win
The Lizards moved into third place with a big win over Ohio, while Chesapeake and Charlotte also pocketed victories on Saturday night's slate.

June 27, 2014
Video Highlights: Team USA 10, MLL Stars 9
Rob Pannell scored a last-second goal to vault the U.S. Men past the MLL Stars at Thursday night's MLL All-Star Game in Boston.

June 26, 2014
MLL All-Star Game: Team USA Edges MLL Stars
A last-second goal from Rob Pannell gave Team USA a 10-9 victory over the MLL Stars at the All-Star Game in Boston.

June 26, 2014
Gallery: Team USA Take On MLL All-Stars
Team USA battles Team MLL at the Major League Lacrosse All-Star Game in Boston, Mass. Photos from the first half by Bill Danilewski.

June 26, 2014
Battle for U.S. Roster Spices up MLL All-Star Tilt
With the final cuts to the U.S. Men's roster leading up to the FIL World Championships expected soon, the Team USA vs. MLL Stars contest tonight has plenty of juice.

June 25, 2014
MLL Weekend: All-Star Game Means Busy Weekend
With the FIL World Championships moving the traditional All-Star Game bye week to July, its a busy few days for some of the MLL and Team USA stars.

June 25, 2014
Stanwick, Pannell Form Team of Rivals in USA Attack
Two of the top attack 'quarterbacks' in the game right now, Steele Stanwick are both vying for the role with Team USA. But while they work for the same job, they're still focused on the same goal: Gold in Denver.

June 24, 2014
Team USA's Great Goalie Battle for '14
A trio of stars - all bringing different skills to the table, are in the running to replace U.S. Men's legend Brian Dougherty in net this summer. How do they stack up?

June 24, 2014
Final Cut Looming, Team USA Back to Fundamentals
At its final camp before Thursday's MLL All-Star Game and Monday's 23-man roster announcement, The U.S. Men's team gets down to fundamentals.

June 22, 2014
Rabil, Team USA Hungry for Gold in Denver
The prototype star for a new age in Lacrosse, Paul Rabil is hoping to follow his 2010 Most Outstanding Player run with Team USA with another golden performance.

June 21, 2014
MLL Saturday: Rabil's Monster Night Headlines Action
Boston improved to .500 with a win over Ohio, powered by Will Manny's OT game-winner and a nine-point night from Paul Rabil at home.

June 21, 2014
Gallery: Boston Cannons Edge Ohio Machine in OT
Will Manny and Paul Rabil helped key an overtime win for the Boston Cannons, who toppled the resilient Ohio Machine at home, 17-16. Photos by Bill Danielewski.

June 21, 2014
Chris Eck Ready for Team USA Shot in Denver
After missing the roster in 2010, face-off specialist Chris Eck is thrilled to be in the final running for a 23-man roster spot and a shot to represent his country in Denver.

June 20, 2014
Rattlers Blow Out Florida With Strong Second Half
Rochester got six points from Jordan Wolf and five each from Justin Turri and Kevin Leveille to turn a tie at the half into a 18-13 victory at Florida Friday evening.

June 20, 2014
Gallery: Rochester Downs Florida For First Road Win
The Rattlers took their first road win of the season by putting together a huge second half against the Florida Launch, moving into second place behind Denver. Photos by Bob Markey II

June 18, 2014
MLL Weekly: Parity Rules the Day in Early Season
With Denver way out in front and Chesapeake lagging behind, the MLL season so far has been all about the equal play with almost every team right in the 'pack' to this point.

June 16, 2014
Matchup Nightmare: Team USA's Garrett Thul
Big, fast and disciplined, Garrett Thul made a big splash in the Team USA tryout process. Can the Army officer keep opposing defenses up at night at the FIL World Championships?

June 15, 2014
Bayhawks End Skid in Wild Win over Cannons
Dave Cottle's challenge overturned what would have been Stephen Berger's game-tying goal with 8.7 seconds left, an appropriate ending to a back-and-forth 16-15 win for Chesapeake.

June 15, 2014
Ohio Spoils Wolf's Sparkling Debut, Tops Rattlers
Rochester Rattlers rookie Jordan Wolf scored four goals in his first MLL game, but it was not enough to overcome the Ohio Machine, who won 18-13 at Selby Stadium.

June 14, 2014
Hounds Beat Launch for Second Straight Win
A week after snapping the Denver Outlaws MLL record 25-game winning streak, the Charlotte Hounds put together their first winning streak of the season, topping the Florida Launch, 14-13.

June 14, 2014
Seldom-Used Dickson Helps Denver Bounce Back
In just his second MLL game, Curtis Dickson had four goals and three assists to lead the Denver Outlaws to a 16-11 blowout win Saturday over the New York Lizards.

June 13, 2014
Zink Ready for Golden Opportunity in Denver
Team USA defender Lee Zink is ready for the world to come to him, as his adopted hometown of Denver plays host to this summer's FIL World Championships.

June 12, 2014
Tewaaraton Finalist Wolf to Make MLL Debut

June 11, 2014
MLL Weekly: All-Star Buzz, Records Falling
With this MLL All-Star game rosters announced this week, there is plenty of discussion about who will — and will not — be playing.

June 10, 2014
Major League Lacrosse Names All-Star Team
The MLL has announced the roster that will face Team USA on June 26 at Harvard Stadium in Cambridge, Mass.

June 10, 2014
Beast is Back: Gurenlian Rejoins Team USA Mix
After withdrawing from the tryout process in January, head coach Richie Meade has asked Greg Gurenlian to rejoin the team ahead of next month's FIL World Championship

June 9, 2014
American Hustle: Team USA's Matt Abbott
A do-everything throwback kind of player, Matt Abbott could be a key to the U.S. Men's defensive unit in Denver this summer after putting on a show in tryouts.

June 8, 2014
Charlotte Tops Denver to Snap Reg. Season Streak
Denver had won 25 straight regular season games, but Charlotte ended that run with a resounding fourth quarter in an 18-15 victory at home.

June 8, 2014
McArdle, Powell Launch Florida by New York

June 8, 2014
Your Edge: Attack the Shorty with Ned Crotty
If you're matched up with a short-stick, here's how Ned Crotty suggests you exploit the advantage on offense.

June 6, 2014
Boyle Hits Winner as Cannons Edge Ohio, 17-16
Ryan Boyle scored the game-winner in the final minutes and Boston got a key defensive stop to hold on for a 17-16 win over Ohio to improve to 3-2 on the season.

June 6, 2014
Kevin Leveille More Than Just a Finisher
Kevin Leveille is the all-time leader in goals for Major League Lacrosse - can he take that finishing touch to Team USA this summer in Denver?

June 5, 2014
Leveille Sets All-Time MLL Goals Mark in OT Win
Kevin Leveille had the game-winning goal in overtime for Rochester against Chesapeake, breaking Tim Goettelman's all-time mark of 290 with the winner.

June 4, 2014
MLL Weekly: Lizards Tewaaraton Squad Impresses
On the first weekend after Miles and Lyle Thompson's co-Tewaaraton win (and Miles' debut with Rochester), New York's own former winners shined in a win over Boston.

June 1, 2014
MLL Weekend: Denver Perfect; Thompson Debuts
Denver improved to 5-0 and 25 straight in regular season play with a win Friday and Miles Thompson made his debut for Rochester Sunday as the MLL got back to action after its Memorial Day hiatus.

May 29, 2014
MLL Primer: An A-to-Z Look at the 2014 Season
With Major League Lacrosse returning from its Memorial Day hiatus, Phil Shore looks at the league's 2014 iteration as it has progressed so far - from A(ttendance) to (Jay-)Z

May 10, 2014
Ageless Powell Scores Five as Florida Wins

May 10, 2014
Sawyer, Speedy Hounds Take Down Bayhawks

May 10, 2014
Schwartzman Becomes MLL's Winningest Goalie

May 8, 2014
Top Pick Schreiber To Debut for Machine Saturday
With Princeton's season over, No. 1 overall pick and Tewaaraton finalist Tom Schreiber is joining the MLL's Ohio Machine this weekend as a professional.

May 3, 2014
Launch Pick Up First Win in Franchise History

May 3, 2014
Peyser OT Winner for Bayhawks Foils Lizard Rally
Stephen Peyser scored 1:31 into overtime to give defending MLL champion Chesapeake a 12-11 victory over New York.

April 28, 2014
Photo Gallery: Cannons vs. Bayhawks (MLL)
The Boston Cannons opened their 2014 season with a victory over the defending league champion Bayhawks at home. Photos by Bill Danielewski.

April 27, 2014
Cannons Open With Convincing Win Over Bayhawks
Boston came out strong with a resounding win over the two-time defending champion Bayhawks in MLL action on Sunday afternoon.

April 27, 2014
New York Outlasts Rochester to Open MLL Slate

April 27, 2014
Your Edge: Slide and Recover With Ohio's Wiedmeier
Ohio Machine defender Chad Wiedmeier shares his tips on sliding and recovering effectively from the May issue of Lacrosse Magazine.

April 26, 2014
Outlaws Open With Win Over New Face Launch

April 26, 2014
Machine Open With Wire-to-Wire Win Over Hounds

April 24, 2014
Lacrosse Magazine 2014 MLL Preview
With the MLL season kicking off this weekend, Lacrosse Magazine takes a look at the eight teams that will be battling for a spot at championship weekend this summer.

April 24, 2014
MLL 2014 Preview: No. 1 Chesapeake Bayhawks
The first back-to-back champion since Philadelphia, Chesapeake has five titles in franchise history - an MLL best - and looks loaded for another shot in 2014.

April 24, 2014
MLL 2014 Preview: No. 2 Denver Outlaws
A perfect regular season was one thing, but playoff glory still eludes the Outlaws. Will 2014 finally see a Steinfeld Cup make its way to Mile High country?

April 24, 2014
MLL 2014 Preview: No. 3 Boston Cannons
A veteran crew returns for the Cannons, who look to return to the playoffs after a rare absence in 2013.

April 24, 2014
MLL 2014 Preview: No. 4 Charlotte Hounds
A surprise MLL finals run showed the Charlotte franchise's potential. Can they take another step and bring the Steinfeld Cup to North Carolina in 2014?

April 23, 2014
MLL 2014 Preview: No. 5 Florida Launch
With new arrivals, new coaches and a new home, the team formerly known as the Nationals will have to build its own identity in Florida.

April 23, 2014
MLL 2014 Preview: No. 6 New York Lizards
Built like a fantasy team a year ago, the Lizards struggled to a 4-10 finish. Can defensive improvements and a team-centric roster build turn things around?

April 23, 2014
MLL 2014 Preview: No. 7 Ohio Machine
A stockpile of young talent from successive drafts could help the Machine turn around after a 2-12 year in 2013.

April 23, 2014
MLL 2014 Preview: No. 8 Rochester Rattlers
With an influx of offensive talent and one of the top goalies in John Galloway, can the Rochester Rattlers improve on last year's 6-8 mark?

April 21, 2014
Wills Makes History, Lizards Practice Squad
Devon Wills became the first female to make an MLL roster in any capacity, being named to the New York Lizards practice squad to start the season.

April 8, 2014
Photos: Devon Wills New York Lizards' Pro Day
Devon Wills impressed in her first action with the New York Lizards, as she seeks to become the first female to make an MLL roster. Photos by John Mecionis

April 5, 2014
Wills Impresses in MLL Debut at Lizards' Camp
Nervous? Devon Wills sure was, but she settled in and impressed the Lizards organization in her first MLL action on Saturday on Long Island.

April 3, 2014
Photo Gallery: Lee Zink on LM's April Issue Cover
U.S. Men's defenseman Lee Zink is prepared for his time in the spotlight as the world's best make their way to his Denver home this summer. Photos by Marc Piscotty.

February 28, 2014
Former Army Star Boltus Deploys to Afghanistan
Jeremy Boltus, the 2011 Tewaaraton Award finalist who played with three MLL teams, deploys to Afghanistan with the Army on Friday.

February 25, 2014
Ohio Picks Harrison First in LXM Waiver Sweepstakes
The Ohio Machine are getting an LXM infusion. After signing Peter Baum last week, the franchise picked Kyle Harrison first in the special waiver wire process open to LXM players.

February 25, 2014
STX Signs Hunt to Add Another MLLer to Stable
Baltimore-based STX on Tuesday announced a one-year deal with Ben Hunt, making him the third MLL player to sign a contract with STX since the company was named an official equipment sponsor for the MLL.

February 19, 2014
LXM's Peter Baum Signs with Ohio Machine for '14
Former Tewaaraton winner and LXM Pro Tour player Peter Baum has signed on with the Ohio Machine, the first move of its kind since the recent agreement between the two post-collegiate pro organizations.

February 17, 2014
MLL-LXM: 'Feels Good to Talk About Each Other'
The Major League Lacrosse-LXM Pro Tour détente happened rather quickly, once the elephant in the room, or over the phone, was addressed.

February 13, 2014
MLL Partners with Adrenaline, LXM Pro Tour
Major League Lacrosse announced Thursday a deal that allows MLL players to play in LXM Pro Tour event, and vice versa starting this season.

February 6, 2014
LIfestyles: Mac Freeman and Lacrosse in Denver
A senior VP of the Denver Broncos and president of the Denver Outlaws, former Hampden-Sydney Mac Freeman has been deeply involved in lacrosse and its growth in the Mile High City.

January 31, 2014
MLL's Florida Launch to Play at FAU Stadium

January 11, 2014
MLL Draft Reaction: Defense, Firsts and Top Steals
The MLL Collegiate Draft was held Friday night in Philadelphia. Corey McLaughlin looks at the run on defense, top picks and steals.

January 10, 2014
Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft Results
The Major League Lacrosse collegiate draft is in the books, with Princeton's Tom Schreiber going No. 1 to the Ohio Machine.

January 9, 2014
MLL Collegiate Draft: Where Will They Go?
Phil Shore takes a look at the field for tomorrow's MLL draft and makes his calls for what teams will select to fill their needs as the 2014 season approaches.

December 30, 2013
Stories of the Year: Increasing Crossover Appeal
Lacrosse continues to grow, and therefore continues to make more appearances in the 'mainstream' of culture in America.

December 27, 2013
Stories of the Year: Oh, Canada — In Numbers
The Canadian pipeline of talent is not a new story, but the strength in numbers of the phenomenon was notable this year.

December 27, 2013
Rabil Approaching Readiness as Challenge Nears
Paul Rabil has been working back to game readiness after September surgery, and is excited to be a part of the Team USA training process with sights set on Denver 2014.

December 25, 2013
Stories of the Year: Expanded Menu for Fans
Not only does TV exposure continue to increase, but so does other forms of access to the sport.

December 23, 2013
#BestOfLax: Pannell's Banner Year Tops for Men
A NCAA semifinals run and Tewaaraton Award, MLL star turn and Team USA shot coming up for 2014 - there isn't a lot our #BestOfLacrosse Men's Player honoree didn't accomplish in 2013.

December 23, 2013
Stories of the Year: Controversy and Debate
As in other walks of life, there was no shortage of controversy and debate in lacrosse in 2013.

December 23, 2013
Wills Eager to Prove Herself in MLL Training Camp
What may have started as a publicity stunt has yielded a real opportunity for Devon Wills to become the first woman in the MLL. "It's a legit tryout," she said. "I can go and prove myself."

December 16, 2013
New York Lizards Make Wills First Female in MLL
The New York Lizards signed Team USA women's goalie Devon Wills to a contract Monday, making her the first female signed by an MLL team.

December 11, 2013
Hartzell Moved in Flurry of Draft-Day MLL Swaps
Kyle Hartzell was moved to New York as part of a three-way trade on the MLL's supplemental draft day, with Chesapeake, Ohio and Denver also making trades.

December 10, 2013
Wills Eligible to Become First Woman in MLL
Devon Wills, a two-time gold medalist goalie with the U.S. women's national team, is among nearly 500 MLL hopefuls available for selection in Wednesday's supplemental draft.

December 10, 2013
Woman in MLL? Where There's Wills, There's Way
Team USA goalie Devon Wills hopes to become the first woman in Major League Lacrosse, citing it as an opportunity to grow as a player and coach — and to grow the game.

December 9, 2013
MLL to Play 2014 Championship in Atlanta
The 2014 Major League Lacrosse Championship will be played at Kennesaw State University's Fifth Third Bank Stadium in metro Atlanta.

December 3, 2013
Bayhawks Ship Powell to Florida for Walters
Three-time MLL champion (and Florida resident) Casey Powell is heading to Florida with a pair of picks in exchange for Joe Walters and a pick.

November 27, 2013
The All-Time All-Lacrosse Football Team: Part II
In Part II of the All-Time All-Lacrosse Football Team unveiling, we tackle defense, special teams and the always important head coach.

November 26, 2013
The All-Time All-Lacrosse Football Team: Offense
Who are the best two-sport athletes — lacrosse and football — of the last 70 years? Corey McLaughlin set out on a journey to find out.

November 26, 2013
Brodie Merrill Shipped to Boston by Launch
Six-time Defensive Player of the Year Brodie Merrill was moved to the Boston Cannons, joining Martin Cahill and a draft pick with for P.T. Ricci, Lee Coppersmith and a pick going to Florida.

November 22, 2013
Ohio Machine Announce 2014 Schedule

November 21, 2013
MLL Relocates Nationals to Florida Coast
Florida will have a MLL franchise in 2014, as the league announces the formation of the Florida Launch, which will consist of Hamilton's 23-man protected roster plus additions from the upcoming draft.

November 12, 2013
MLL Teams Select 23-Man Protected Rosters
The 23-man protected roster for each Major League Lacrosse team has been released, with all other players available in the upcoming supplemental draft to fill the 40-man rosters for 2014

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