This weekend kicks off the 2013-14 NLL post-season featuring Buffalo Bandits vs. Toronto Rock in the East and Colorado Mammoth vs. Calgary Roughnecks for the West.
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At 45, Buffalo Bandits captain John Tavares has been answering questions about when he might retire for 10 years now. He said it was rare back then for a player to be competitive past age 35 but Tavares has been able to defy the odds.
With the completion of the 2014 National Lacrosse League regular season, the NLL Playoffs are set to begin this weekend on Saturday, May 3 with two first-round single-elimination postseason matchups. The Buffalo Bandits visit the Toronto Rock at Air Canada Centre for the NLL East Division Semifinal at 7 p.m. ET while the Calgary Roughnecks host the Colorado Mammoth at Scotiabank Saddledome for the West Division Semifinal at 9 p.m. ET.
After watching night one of the MLL summer season, I couldn’t help but make some observations.
The 2014 National Lacrosse League playoffs begin this weekend on Saturday, May 3 with two first-round single-elimination matchups. The Buffalo Bandits visit the Toronto Rock for the NLL East Division Semifinal at 7 p.m. ET while the Calgary Roughnecks host the Colorado Mammoth for the West Division Semifinal at 9 p.m. ET.
This month, MLL recognizes Machine midfielder Dominique Alexander for his outstanding community work in the city of Columbus. Alexander arrived in Ohio’s capital city back in 2009 as a freshman at The Ohio State University. As a Buckeye, Alexander amassed 95 points, was named an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete all four years and co-captained the team alongside now-teammate Logan Schuss. However, it was also at Ohio State where Alexander truly started donating his time to others.
Ladies and gentlemen, once again, it’s on. It’s time for the 2014 Major League Lacrosse season to begin. Which team will end up in Atlanta four months from now, hoisting the Steinfeld Cup and doing the Nae Nae or whatever it is they’re doing in Atlanta four months from now? No idea whatsoever, but it’s time to find out, so let’s start things off with a team-by-team season preview.
It’s the final week of regular season play for the 2013-14 season, let’s see how things are looking in the league.
The Whistle put together an amazing inside look at Devon Wills, the MLL’s first and only female lacrosse player.
As rosters were announced last week, a moment many men and women were waiting for was to see if Devon Wills’ name would show up anywhere on the New York Lizards’ website.
John Grant Junior recently hit a huge NLL milestone: 600 career goals. Junior is only the third player to hit this mark, joining John Tavares and Gary Gait in the 600 club. A lot of well-deserved congratulations went out to the Mammoth star, but none funnier than this from face-off man Jerry Ragonese:
One of the best parts of being a Cannon in 2013 was the ability to interact with the so many in our community. Last year, after the Marathon bombings, a lot of people in our city were in dyer need of financial and moral support.
On Monday Wills became the first female named to a Major League Lacrosse roster in any capacity, making the New York Lizards’ six-person practice squad to start the 2014 MLL season.
The Boston Cannons of Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, today announced their 25-man active roster and 6-man practice squad for the start of the 2014 season, according to Cannons General Manager Kevin Barney.
The Ohio Machine, Ohio’s professional lacrosse team in Major League Lacrosse (MLL), announced today its 2014 regular season roster ahead of the team’s first game against Charlotte on Saturday, April 26.
Toronto Rock star Garrett Billings was recently the subject of a CNN.com article in the site’s “Human to Hero” series. According to its website, “Human to Hero gets to the heart of what it takes to be a sporting star.” In Billings’ article and video, he discusses the abundance of lacrosse players on Wall Street, the lessons of playing college lacrosse that translate to the professional world, as well as the growth of the game and a bit about his personal life.