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Recent Posts re: MLL

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.

March 27, 2013
Report: Rabil is Lacrosse's First Million-Dollar Man
Boston Cannons, Philadelphia Wings and Team USA lacrosse star Paul Rabil will get paid "a couple of million dollars" through endorsements over the next several years, according to his agent, Bloomberg reported Wednesday. The article positioned Rabil as the sport's biggest marketing success since Gary Gait, who Rabil said would have benefited from today's social media environment.

November 16, 2012
Monster's Kids Helping Sandy Disaster Relief
Lacrosse Magazine's 2010 Person of the Year Tim Goettelmann has decided to shift some attention of his charitable foundation to disaster relief in New York.

August 17, 2012
Powell Retires from MLL, Eyes 2014 U.S. Team
Casey Powell says he's done with the MLL, but may return to the NLL and will aim to "finish on top" with Team USA in 2014.

May 17, 2012
Polanco Traded to Bayhawks; Costabile Involved
Major League Lacrosse’s Long Island Lizards have agreed to trade perennial all-star defenseman Nicky Polanco to the Chesapeake Bayhawks in a deal that gives Long Island the draft rights Duke long-stick midfielder and Tewaaraton Award finalist CJ Costabile.

April 24, 2012
MLL Active Roster First Impressions
The new 14-week Major League Lacrosse season kicks off Saturday, and on Wednesday the league announced the 25-man active rosters for its eight teams. These lists will change over the coming weeks as NLL players and college seniors finish seasons, but we have a few first impressions.

March 30, 2012
Bankin' On Berger: The Importance of Training
Dealing with injuries is tough, but how you overcome them, and how much you're willing to train, can tell you something about yourself, writes new Charlotte Hound and USL men's game director Stephen Berger.

March 1, 2012
Busy MLL Offseason Continues; Cummings Dealt
The Chesapeake Bayhawks acquired the rights to Maryland senior Joe Cummings and a future draft pick from the Rochester Rattlers in exchange for Steve DeNapoli. The Lizards also traded for inaugural Tewaaraton Award winner Doug Shanahan.

February 29, 2012
Bankin' On Berger: An Introduction to No. 13's Blog
New Charlotte Hound and US Lacrosse men's game manager Stephen Berger joins's regular blogroll. Get ready for it.

November 30, 2011
Duffy A Local Choice for Cannons Head Coach
Steve Duffy, the new head coach of the MLL's Boston Cannons, is a Massachusetts lifer familiar with his surroundings, the pro game and expectations for the franchise.

November 8, 2011
Rabil Makes Guest Spot on Tony Kornheiser Show
Paul Rabil made a guest appearance on the local Washington, D.C., radio show of Tony Kornheiser, the co-host of ESPN's "Pardon The Interruption," who appears to be taking a liking to lacrosse.

October 24, 2011
Early Look: Boston Cannons' Championship Ring
Check out the jewelry that the Boston Cannons will receive for winning their first Major League Lacrosse championship in August.

October 6, 2011
Next Boston Cannons Coach? A Few Ideas...
Bill Daye resigned as coach of the Boston Cannons and a search is underway for his replacement. Here are some ideas for candidates.

October 3, 2011
Inside the October Issue of Lacrosse Magazine
The October issue of Lacrosse Magazine featuring cover boy Davey Emala (right), one of two high-profile men's lacrosse transfers to land at North Carolina this fall, mails to US Lacrosse members this week. Here's a more in-depth look at what they'll find in this edition.

September 1, 2011
Cannons MLL Championship Quote Dump, Part I
Paul Rabil, Ryan Boyle, Pat Heim and others talked to Lacrosse Magazine on the field at Navy after the Boston Cannons won their first MLL title in franchise history.

September 1, 2011
Cannons MLL Championship Quote Dump, Part II
Check out what Boston Cannons defensemen Kyle Sweeney, Brian Farrell and Jack Reid had to say after winning the MLL title Sunday. Hint: Sweeney, who just finished his 9th season, talked about potential retirement.

August 31, 2011
C. Powell (In Arnold Voice): "I'll Be Back" From Injury
Casey Powell suspects ligament damage or a bad sprain in his right knee after a collision with Paul Rabil in the MLL championship game Sunday. But either way, Powell said he will be back -- his pro playing career is not finished.

August 16, 2011
Upon Review, Crotty is 2011 MLL Scoring Champion
For about two days, Paul Rabil had thought he won his second MLL regular-season scoring title. But the league said stat-keeping errors were found and Rochester second-year attackman Ned Crotty is said to be the real champ now.

July 9, 2011
MLL Rookie Draft to Remain in January
Major League Lacrosse's Board of Directors voted Friday at league meetings to keep the rookie draft in January, prior to the college and professional seasons.

July 7, 2011
Working For the Weekend: MLL All-Star Edition
Two fans will pick the all-star teams Friday, and the game is Saturday night in Boston. Check out the top 10 all-stars, and LM's midseason awards.

July 1, 2011
Working For The Weekend: MLL Week 7 Notes
The annual July 4th game in Denver is expected to draw over 25,000 fans -- and they'll get the see the top two teams in the league with the Boston Cannons being the visitor.

June 30, 2011
LM Photographer John Strohsacker Makes SI
Congrats to John. The photo he shot Saturday of the Boston Cannons’ Greg Downing flying through the air against the Chesapeake Bayhawks has made this week’s Sports Illustrated.

June 15, 2011
MLL: Hamilton Nationals Dump Former MVP Grant
Even Hamilton head coach Regy Thorpe admitted the Nationals didn’t get fair value in trading two-time Major League Lacrosse MVP John Grant Jr. to the Long Island Lizards for a 2012 second-round draft pick.

May 31, 2011
Any Undrafted Seniors Want To Play MLL?
Major League Lacrosse announced Tuesday that it is opening the player pool for all college seniors that were not drafted in January. Players who have completed their senior season and do not have any eligibility are able to register through the league.

May 18, 2011
Working For The Weekend: MLL Week 2 News, Notes
Billy Bitter is in for Denver, while several Outlaws and players around Major League Lacrosse are out because of the FIL World Indoor Championships in Prague. Check out that and more in Week 2 of MLL news and notes.

May 15, 2011
Fans Post for MLL Openers in Denver, Boston, Annapolis
The Denver Outlaws, Boston Cannons and defending Major League Lacrosse champion Chesapeake Bayhawks won their 2011 season openers Saturday in front of substantial crowds.