BSL: MLL Playoffs Preview

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#1 BSLSamKuhn


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Posted 10 August 2018 - 10:38 AM

BSL: MLL Playoffs Preview


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Posted 10 August 2018 - 10:56 AM

Thanks for the scoop on the lives of some of these guys Sam.  I was curious about that myself.


One of my sons played lacrosse for the first time this past spring and I took him to 2 Bayhawks games.   He seemed to enjoy himself at each.  I must say the in-stadium experience is kind of lacking, though I imagine there's just not much you can do when you have a few thousand people at most filling up a 34,000 seat stadium.  They try hard to get the crowd involved but it's just hard to do when there aren't all that many people there.  It probably also didn't help that both games we saw were fairly comfortable Bayhawks wins, so there wasn't much tension from a competitive standpoint.


All that being said, I do think it's a more impressive sport to watch live than on TV.  Some of that may have been that you can sitpretty much wherever you want so we got down nice and close, and the stick skills that these guys have are pretty special.  


If you're looking for something cheap and easy to do sometime, I'd recommend it.  It doesn't cost much, you can get great seats, and Navy Marine Corps is super easy to get in and out of (at least in these instances).  It's not the most thrilling in-stadium experience for now but if my son asks to go again next summer I'll be happy to take him to a game or 2.  I can see the potential of the league, as a full stadium with fan interest would have been very compelling.

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Posted 17 August 2018 - 05:05 PM

The MLL will wrap up its season this weekend in Charleston, SC with the final game between
the Dallas Rattlers and the Denver Outlaws. The weekend festivities will kick off tonight with the
2018 MLL honors at 6:30 PM. The ceremony will highlight some of the most outstanding
performers from this year’s MLL season with the following awards:


Most Valuable Player Nominees:
Rob Pannell - NY - A
Kevin Rice - ATL - A
Jordan Wolf - DAL - A


Rookie of the Year Nominees:
Trevor Baptiste - BOS - FO
Chris Cloutier - DEN - A/M
Christian Cuccinello - ATL - M


Defensive Player of the Year Nominees:
Matt Dunn - DAL - D
Tucker Durkin - FL - D
Michael Ehrhardt - CHA - D


Goalie of the Year Nominees:
Niko Amato - CHE - G
John Galloway - DAL - G
Austin Kaut - FL - G


Offensive Player of the Year Nominees:
Rob Pannell - NY - A
Kevin Rice - ATL - A
Jordan Wolf - DAL - A


Coaches of the Year Nominees
Dave Cottle - CHE
BJ O’Hara - DEN
Bill Warder - DAL


The ceremony can be streamed for free on and the LSN app which can be
downloaded on mobile devices by following this link:


But the more noteworthy story of the weekend is who will take home the trophy as the MLL
champion this Saturday night from Charleston, SC. The game features the first place Rattlers,
fresh off a move from Rochester to Dallas, and the third place Denver Outlaws, who have
appeared in the championship game in eight out of the last thirteen years.


The Rattlers are led on all sides of the ball by plenty of talent, including MVP and Offensive
Player of the Year candidate Jordan Wolf, DPOTY candidate Matt Dunn and GOTY candndate
John Galloway. The Rattlers have not been a team to reckon with this season, only coming out
on the losing side three times. But although the Rattlers have not shown many flaws this
season, the matchup with the Outlaws proves to be an interesting one.


The two teams have matched up twice, and have played two thrillers of games this season.
Dallas won both games by one goal each time, and the first game went into overtime.
Therefore, this weekend in Charleston, nobody really knows who is going to come away with the
victory this weekend. But I am going to say that it will be another close one. The Rattlers will
walk away with the trophy by a score of 15-14.

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Posted 17 August 2018 - 07:55 PM

Rookie of the Year: Chris Cloutier

Coach of the Year: Bill Warder

Goalie of the Year: Niko Amato/John Galloway (tie)

Offensive player of the Year: Rob Pannell

Defensive player of the Year: Matt Dunn (Roll Dons Roll)


First ever David Huntley Man of the Year: Scott Ratliff


MVP: Rob Pannell

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