2018 Dallas Rattlers season Article

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2018 Dallas Rattlers
League Major League Lacrosse
2018 record11-3
General ManagerBill Warder
CoachBill Warder
Arena The Ford Center at The Star
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The 2018 Dallas Rattlers season is the sixteenth season for the Rattlers franchise of Major League Lacrosse, and first season the team will play in Frisco, Texas after relocating from Rochester, New York. The league made the move official on November 16, 2017 and also announced that Tim Soudan would not be returning as head coach. Instead, longtime assistant coach Bill Warder would be named the team's fourth head coach. [1]

The Rattlers made themselves right at home in their new market. The team finished first place in the league at 11-3, and also had a 6-1 record at Ford Center at The Star. Five of their seven home games were decided by only one goal. The Rattlers hosted their formal in-state rival in the New York Lizards on August 11 in the league semifinal game, where the Rattlers defeated the Lizards 15-12. The next week in Charleston, South Carolina, the team was defeated by the Denver Outlaws in the 2018 Steinfeld Cup. [2]

Offseason

Transactions

  • December 1, 2017 - The Rattlers resigned two big names from player movement in goalie John Galloway and defenseman Joel White. [3]
  • December 5 - Attackman Jeremy Boltus and defenseman John Lade sign contracts to remain with the Rattlers in 2018. [4]
  • December 7 - Midfielders Jordan MacIntosh and John Ranagan resigned with the team. To make room on the 23-man roster, the Rattlers waived goalie Kris Alleyne and attackman Frank Brown. [5]
  • December 11 - The Rattlers announced the resigning of attackman Ned Crotty and defenseman Mike Manley and signing of attackman Chris Bocklet through player movement. In result, Jeremy Boltus, Jack Bruckner, and John Moderski were all waived to make room on the roster. [6]
  • January 17, 2018 - Prior to the 2018 Supplemental Draft, the Rattlers made a trade with the Atlanta Blaze. The Rattlers acquired attackman Randy Staats, midfielder Jesse King, and a seventh round 2018 collegiate draft pick in exchange for a future third, fourth, and sixth round pick. In the supplemental draft, four of the Rattlers picks were Texas residents: Zack Greer, Christian Carson-Banister, Zack Price and Luke Cometti. [7]


Regular Season

  • June 22 - Midfielder Donny Moss is suspended for one game for a hit on Peter Baum in the last few seconds of a home win against the Ohio Machine. [8]

Schedule

Date Opponent Stadium Result Attendance Record
April 21 at Chesapeake Bayhawks Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium W 15-9 2,915 1-0
April 27 at Charlotte Hounds American Legion Memorial Stadium L 12-13 1,287 1-1
April 29 Denver Outlaws The Ford Center at The Star W 15-14 (OT) 7,217 2-1
May 5 at Boston Cannons Harvard Stadium W 13-12 4,102 3-1
May 12 at Ohio Machine Fortress Obetz L 12-14 2,068 3-2
May 19 Atlanta Blaze The Ford Center at The Star W 15-14 (OT) 4,732 4-2
May 26 at Florida Launch FAU Stadium W 19-13 1,011 5-2
June 7 Boston Cannons The Ford Center at The Star W 22-11 3,816 6-2
June 16 Ohio Machine The Ford Center at The Star W 17-16 3,011 7-2
June 23 at Atlanta Blaze Fifth Third Bank Stadium W 16-14 1,233 8-2
July 7 Charlotte Hounds The Ford Center at The Star W 14-9 4,671 9-2
July 22 at Denver Outlaws Sports Authority Field at Mile High W 13-12 5,316 10-2
July 29 New York Lizards The Ford Center at The Star L 12-13 4,712 10-3
August 4 Florida Launch The Ford Center at The Star W 14-13 5,297 11-3

Postseason

Date Round Opponent Stadium Result Attendance
August 11 Semifinal New York Lizards The Ford Center at The Star W 15-12 6,124
August 18 Steinfeld Cup Denver Outlaws MUSC Health Stadium ( Charleston, SC) L 16-12 4,086

Standings

2018 Major League Lacrosse Standings
W L PCT GB GF 2ptGF GA 2ptGA
Dallas Rattlers 11 3 .786 - 201 8 175 2
Chesapeake Bayhawks 9 5 .643 2 176 11 174 7
Denver Outlaws 8 6 .571 3 225 5 183 14
New York Lizards 8 6 .571 3 211 5 214 5
Charlotte Hounds 7 7 .500 4 196 8 191 4
Atlanta Blaze 7 7 .500 4 187 10 184 7
Boston Cannons 5 9 .357 6 173 9 213 9
Florida Launch 5 9 .357 6 192 4 201 10
Ohio Machine 3 11 .214 8 173 6 199 8
Playoff Seed


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