The lax world is talking about a new John Grant Jr MLL Record, and it has to do with him passing Kevin Leveille as the all-time leading goal scorer in Major League Lacrosse. Junior entered the game with 276 goals, and needed just one to tie Leveille at 277. Instead, John Grant Jr dropped four goals (and four assists!) to move to 280 total goals, and set a new MLL record.
Major League Lacrosse is like a casino: you can’t guarantee wins, only devise strategies aiming to reduce your chances of losing, and even then, when you think you’ve got everything lined up according to plan, there’s always a whole mess of factors that are still out of your hands. Chris Rosenthall breaks it all down!
Sunday’s home game for the New York Lizards was definitely an interesting one. Watching the game you must have noticed Chesapeake’s goalie Tyler Fiorito absolutely standing on his head with a career high 15 saves which earned him the game’s MVP honor.
Although the game saw a lightening delay, the Ohio crowd got their money’s worth in Saturday night’s 45 goal score-fest, unless they were paying to see defense, in that case…sorry! The Ohio Machine have now wound up taking home two overtime games in a row, this time beating the Denver Outlaws 23-22 in what became the highest scoring game in the organization’s history.
Chris Rosenthall is Digesting Major League Lacrosse week 11 action! It’s the best MLL review and analysis out there. We guarantee it!
Although you’ve probably shifted into more of an international lacrosse mindset for the time being, let’s take a quick look at everything that just went down in Major League Lacrosse.
At the 2014 MLL All-Star Game, an 11-year old fan named Owen came all the way from Northern California. The MLL asked him to give us his take on the festivities. Here’s what he sent in.
The Ohio Machine have now matched this season’s win total with the franchise’s combined wins in the first two seasons. When the Machine #OilUp against the Bayhawks, big things happen. Chesapeake is the first, and only, team to be swept by the Machine this season.
Last night, the New York Lizards played host to the Florida Launch in a very patriotic pre-4th of July matchup. The soaking wet downpour made for the longest game of the 2014 season so far!
At this point last season, the Denver Outlaws had officially clinched a trip to Championship Weekend, leaving the remaining seven (well, six, to be honest – sorry Ohio) teams to duke it out for the remaining three spots. This year’s a bit different: not only are all playoff spots still available, but everyone still has a shot at the postseason.
Many of you noticed that Miles Thompson had stopped using a traditional pocket when he joined Major League Lacrosse’s Rochester Rattlers. Some said he was now a “mesh guy”, but the more likely explanation for the switch is that a traditional pocket takes time to break in, and Miles had used a Nike head in college, which he couldn’t use in the MLL, because of manufacturer deals. But now he’s back with a new Miles Thompson MLL Traditional pocket!
The New York Lizards hosted the Ohio Machine on Saturday and came out on top with a 19-13 victory.
Last night’s All-Star Game for Major League Lacrosse was a low scoring event, but nonetheless spectacular and memorable. 10,327 fans packed historic Harvard Stadium from far and wide to catch a glimpse of Team USA on their road to Denver. The game was a low scoring affair, but that was almost to be expected when playing international rules and when one team is seriously gearing up for the World Stage. The final score was 10-9 in favor of the USA, but the game didn’t appear to be going their way the entire tome.
Back in 2008, the Philadelphia Barrage were returning to defend their 2007 Major League Lacrosse crown, but were without a home. This was also the first time we saw the Inside The MLL show pop up, and it’s been with us ever since.
Connor Wilson takes on Steve DeNapoli of the New York Lizards in the newest episode of Connor Versus. Can CW take down a pro lacrosse player 1 on 1?