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2022 PLL Awards Nominees: Blind Resumes

The PLL announced the candidates for the 2022 End of Year Awards Ceremony. The ceremony will take place in Washington D.C. on Friday, September 9th before the semifinal games are played on the next day. The PLL has partnered with TicketMaster to give four lucky fans the opportunity to attend the awards ceremony.

We thought it would be fun to take a look at the 2022 PLL Awards candidates by looking at the blind resumes of each of the candidates for the top nine categories to see who you would pick. We have the names below, but donโ€™t cheat! Al’ of the stats and awards descriptions are courtesy of the PLL website.

Stats were taken from the regular season and do not include the first round of the playoffs.

THE RESUMES


Jim Brown Most Valuable Player

Widely regarded as the best athlete of all time in any sport, Jim Brown dominated in both collegiate and football lacrosse while a student at Syracuse University. A member of the NFL Hall of Fame, the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame, and a three-time NFL Most Valuable Player, Brownโ€™s on-field accomplishments are remarkable. To honor Brownโ€™s career, this award is given to the most valuable player.

 Key Stat 1Key Stat 2Key Stat 3
Player 1:44 points26 goals39% Shooting
Payer 2:35 points17 1G – 2 2G37% Shooting
Player 3:70% FO Percentage10 points83 GBs
Player 4:58% Saves124 Saves9.7 Scores Allowed
Eamon McEneaney Attackman of the Year

Behind the performance of Eamon McEneaney, Cornell Lacrosse won back-to-back NCAA titles in 1976 and 1977, with McEneaney winning Most Outstanding Player for his performance in 1977. For his contributions to the game, McEneaney was elected to the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1992 and the NCAA Silver Anniversary Lacrosse Team in 1995. While serving as a Vice President at Cantor Fitzgerald, McEneaney lost his life during the September 11 attacks while in the World Trade Center. In memory of Eamon McEneaney, this award is given to the best attackman.

 Points1G/2GAShooting %Turnovers
Player 14426/01839%25
Player 23822/01642%21
Player 33221/01128%28
Player 43816/02233%19
Player 54219/02331%24
Dave Pietramala Defenseman of the Year

Dave Pietramala is regarded as the best defensemen to ever play the game. A National Champion player and coach and a World Champion with the US National Team, Pietramala is one of the most decorated figures in the game. Pietramala additionally holds the distinction of being the only athlete in lacrosse history to be named National Player of the Year and National Coach of the Year.

 CTsGBsPointsPIM
Player 1590.5
Player 2191905.5
Player 3113804
Player 4112401.5
George Boiardi Hard Hat Award

A standout performer and four-year starter during his time at Cornell, Boiardi tragically lost his life when he was struck by a ball in the chest during a game in 2004. An inductee to the Cornell University Hall of Fame, Boiardiโ€™s name is synonymous in the lacrosse world with the dedication and selflessness that endeared him to his teammates and family.

 CTsGBsPointsPIM
Player 141910
Player 251992
Player 362151.5
Brodie Merrill Long-Stick Midfielder of the Year

With unparalleled ability to stop opponents while also making electric plays in the middle and offensive ends of the field, Brodie Merrill revolutionized the long stick midfield position. Merrill was a staple on the Canadian National Team for four terms and a regular All-Star in both the indoor and outdoor game. This award is given to the best long-stick midfielder.

 CTsGBsPointsPIM
Player 1103381
Player 261841.5
Player 322993
Paul Cantabene Faceoff Athlete of the Year

Always known as one of the most intense and hardest working lacrosse players, Paul Cantabene was an All-American during his time at Loyola and a perennial All-Star in both the indoor and outdoor professional game. Nationally known for his durability, toughness and unrelenting will to win, Cantabene remains one of the best lacrosse players of all time. This award is given to the best faceoff athlete.

 Face Off %PointsGBs
Player 1701083
Player 258290
Player 365681
Gait Brothers Midfielder of the Year

Through their unparalleled combination of athleticism, stick skills, and lacrosse IQ, brothers Paul and Gary Gait revolutionized the midfield position. Both four-time NCAA All-Americans, NCAA national champions, professional indoor and outdoor champions, Canadian National Team legends, and members of the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame, the Gait brothers were first true superstars of the sport. This award is given to the best midfielder.

 Points1G/2GAShooting %Turnovers
Player 11911/0839%17
Player 22212/1823%10
Player 31818042%15
Player 43517/21437%23
Oren Lyons Goalie of the Year

Chief Oren Lyons attended Syracuse University, where he was an All-American and National Champion while leading the school to an undefeated season. As an active member of the Onondaga reservation, he remains a leading advocate of international indigenous rights for over four decades. This award is given to the best goalie.

 Save %SavesScores Allowed Average
Player 158%1249.7
Player 254%13712.6
Player 355%12511.8
Rookie of the Year

This award is given to the most outstanding rookie.

 Points1G/2GAShooting %Turnovers
Player 13416/11628%18
Player 22314/0929%31
Player 33816/02228%33
Player 43524/01139%7

THE CANDIDATES


Here are your 2022 PLL Awards nominees courtesy of the PLL Twitter page. I have also provided my vote, if I had one, for who I believe should win the award. Feel free to @me when Iโ€™m wrong.

Jim Brown: Most Valuable Player

Player 1: Lyle Thompson

Player 2: Tom Schreiber

Player 3: Trevor Baptiste

Player 4: Kyle Bernlohr

My Pick: Kyle Bernlohr

Eamon McEneaney Attackman of the Year

Player 1: Lyle Thompson

Player 2: Jeff Teat

Player 3 Matt Rambo

Player 4: Rob Pannell

Player 5: Kieran Mcardle

My Pick: Lyle Thompson

Dave Pietramala Defenseman of the Year

Player 1: Matt Dunn

Player 2: Garrett Epple

Player 3: Graeme Hossack

Player 4: JT Giles-Harris

My Pick: JT Giles-Harris

George Boiardi Hard Hat Award

Player 1: Tyler Warner

Player 2: Danny Logan

Player 3: Ryan Terefenko

My Pick: Danny Logan

Brodie Merrill Long-Stick Midfielder of the Year

Player 1: Michael Ehrhardt

Player 2: Jared Conners

Player 3: CJ Costabile

My Pick: Michael Ehrhardt

Paul Cantabene Faceoff Athlete of the Year

Player 1: Trevor Baptiste

Player 2: Connor Farrell

Player 3: Joe Nardella

My Pick: Trevor Baptiste

Gait Brothers Midfielder of the Year

Player 1: Zach Currier

Player 2: Brad Smith

Player 3: Charlie Bertrand

Player 4: Tom Schreiber

My Pick: Tom Schreiber

Oren Lyons Goalie of the Year

Player 1: Kyle Bernlohr

Player 2: Blaze Riorden

Player 3: Jack Concannon

My Pick: Kyle Bernlohr

Rookie of the Year

Player 1: Chris Gray

Player 2: Asher Nolting

Player 3: Brendan Nichtern

Player 4: Logan Wisnauskas

My Pick: Brendan Nichtern