List of Major League Lacrosse awards Article

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Major League Lacrosse (MLL) is a professional men's field lacrosse league consisting of nine teams in the United States. Since the league's first season in 2001, the MLL has given several annual awards to players and coaches.

Active Awards

Most Valuable Player

Year Player Team Position
2001 Ryan Powell Rochester Rattlers Attack
2002 Greg Cattrano Baltimore Bayhawks Goaltender
2003 Jay Jalbert Long Island Lizards Midfielder
2004 Conor Gill Boston Cannons Attack
2005 Gary Gait Baltimore Bayhawks Attack
Mark Millon Boston Cannons Attack
2006 Ryan Powell San Francisco Dragons Attack
2007 John Grant Jr. Rochester Rattlers Attack
2008 John Grant Jr. Rochester Rattlers Attack
2009 Paul Rabil Boston Cannons Midfielder
2010 Matt Poskay Boston Cannons Attack
2011 Paul Rabil Boston Cannons Midfielder
2012 Brendan Mundorf Denver Outlaws Attack
2013 Kevin Crowley Hamilton Nationals Midfielder
2014 Casey Powell Florida Launch Attack
2015 Greg Gurenlian New York Lizards Face-off
2016 Tom Schreiber Ohio Machine Midfielder
2017 Tom Schreiber Ohio Machine Midfielder
2018 Rob Pannell New York Lizards Attack
Sources: [1] [2]

Offensive Player of the Year

Year Player Team Position
2001 John Grant, Jr. Rochester Rattlers Attack
2002 Mark Millon Baltimore Bayhawks Attack
2003 Mark Millon Baltimore Bayhawks Attack
2004 Blake Miller Philadelphia Barrage Midfielder
2005 Casey Powell Rochester Rattlers Attack
2006 Ryan Powell San Francisco Dragons Attack
2007 John Grant, Jr. Rochester Rattlers Attack
2008 John Grant, Jr. Rochester Rattlers Attack
2009 Paul Rabil Boston Cannons Midfielder
2010 Matt Poskay Boston Cannons Attack
2011 Paul Rabil Boston Cannons Midfielder
2012 Paul Rabil Boston Cannons Midfielder
2013 Kevin Crowley Hamilton Nationals Midfielder
2014 Casey Powell Florida Launch Attack
2015 Jordan Wolf Rochester Rattlers Attack
2016 Rob Pannell New York Lizards Attack
2017 Eric Law Denver Outlaws Attack
2018 Rob Pannell New York Lizards Attack
Sources: [2] [3]

Defensive Player of the Year

Year Player Team
2001 Rob Doerr Baltimore Bayhawks
2002 Christian Cook New Jersey Pride
2003 Ryan Curtis Boston Cannons
2004 Nicky Polanco Philadelphia Barrage
2005 Nicky Polanco Long Island Lizards
2006 Brodie Merrill Rochester Rattlers
2007 Brodie Merrill Rochester Rattlers
2008 Brodie Merrill Rochester Rattlers
2009 Brodie Merrill Toronto Nationals
2010 Brodie Merrill Toronto Nationals
2011 Brodie Merrill Hamilton Nationals
2012 Lee Zink Denver Outlaws
2013 Lee Zink Denver Outlaws
2014 Mike Manley Rochester Rattlers
2015 Joe Fletcher New York Lizards
2016 Mike Manley Rochester Rattlers
Joel White Rochester Rattlers
2017 Tucker Durkin Florida Launch
2018 Matt Dunn Dallas Rattlers
Sources: [2] [4]

Goaltender of the Year

Year Player Team
2001 Greg Cattrano Baltimore Bayhawks
2002 Greg Cattrano Baltimore Bayhawks
2003 Brian Dougherty Long Island Lizards
2004 Greg Cattrano Philadelphia Barrage
2005 Chris Garrity Boston Cannons
2006 Brian Dougherty Philadelphia Barrage
2007 Brian Dougherty Philadelphia Barrage
2008 Mickey Jarboe Los Angeles Riptide
2009 Jesse Schwartzman Denver Outlaws
2010 Kip Turner Boston Cannons
2011 Drew Adams Long Island Lizards
2012 Drew Adams Long Island Lizards
2013 Jesse Schwartzman Denver Outlaws
2014 John Galloway Rochester Rattlers
2015 Drew Adams New York Lizards
2016 John Galloway Rochester Rattlers
2017 Jack Kelly Denver Outlaws
2018 John Galloway Dallas Rattlers
Niko Amato Chesapeake Bayhawks
Sources: [2]

Rookie of the Year

Year Player Team Position
2001 Keith Cromwell Bridgeport Barrage Attack
2002 Conor Gill Boston Cannons Attack
2003 Adam Doneger Rochester Rattlers Midfielder
2004 Ryan Boyle Philadelphia Barrage Attack
2005 Brodie Merrill Baltimore Bayhawks Defenseman
2006 Matt Ward Baltimore Bayhawks Attack
2007 Alex Smith Rochester Rattlers Midfielder
2008 Kevin Huntley Los Angeles Riptide Attack
2009 Dan Hardy Denver Outlaws Midfielder
2010 Ned Crotty Chicago Machine Attack
2011 Jeremy Boltus Hamilton Nationals Attack
2012 Matt Gibson Long Island Lizards Attack
2013 Rob Pannell New York Lizards Attack
2014 Kieran McArdle Florida Launch Attack
2015 Joey Sankey Charlotte Hounds Attack
2016 Jack Kelly Denver Outlaws Goalie
2017 Josh Byrne Chesapeake Bayhawks Attack
2018 Chris Cloutier Denver Outlaws Attack
Sources: [2]

Coach of the Year

Year Coach Team
2001 John DeTommaso Long Island Lizards
2002 Scott Hiller Boston Cannons
2003 Ted Georgalas New Jersey Pride
2004 Sal LoCascio Philadelphia Barrage
2005 Scott Hiller Boston Cannons
2006 Tony Resch Philadelphia Barrage
2007 John Tucker Los Angeles Riptide
2008 Tony Resch Philadelphia Barrage
2009 Brian Reese Denver Outlaws
2010 Jim Mule Long Island Lizards
2011 Bill Daye Boston Cannons
2012 Joe Spallina Long Island Lizards
2013 Jim Stagnitta Denver Outlaws
2014 Tim Soudan Rochester Rattlers
2015 John Tucker Boston Cannons
2016 Jim Stagnitta Charlotte Hounds
2017 Tom Mariano Florida Launch
2018 Bill Warder Dallas Rattlers
Sources: [2]

Man of the Year Award

Year Player Team Position
2018 Scott Ratliff Atlanta Blaze Defenseman

Named in honor of David Huntley , the former MLL coach for the Atlanta Blaze, Hamilton Nationals, Toronto Nationals, and Chesapeake Bayhawks, who passed away in December 2017, the award will be presented to the lacrosse athlete who has demonstrated, “sportsmanship and professionalism that are beyond reproach” and who “makes selfless, meaningful contributions to Major League Lacrosse, the game of lacrosse, and to his community.” [1]

Discontinued Awards

Iron Lizard Award

Year Player Team Position
2001 Joe Ghedina Long Island Lizards Midfielder
2002 Paul Cantabene Baltimore Bayhawks Midfielder
2003 Jon Hess New Jersey Pride Attack

Major League Lacrosse's SoBe Iron Lizard Award was given to the player who most embodied the traits of toughness, tenacity and determination regardless of pain or injury during season. The award was discontinued after 2003.

Sportsman of the Year

Year Player Team Position
2004 Kevin Finneran Long Island Lizards Midfielder
2005 Pat McCabe Long Island Lizards Defenseman
2006 Michael Culver Chicago Machine Defenseman
2007 Greg Bice Los Angeles Riptide Defenseman
2008 Tom Zummo Boston Cannons Midfielder
2009 Tim Goettelmann Long Island Lizards Attack
2010 Tim Goettelmann Long Island Lizards Attack
2011 Greg Bice Rochester Rattlers Defenseman
Sources: [5] [6]

The Sportsman of the Year award was discontinued after 2011.

Most Improved Player of the Year

Year Player Team Position
2005 Andrew Combs Rochester Rattlers Attack
2006 John Christmas Boston Cannons Attack
2007 Spencer Ford Los Angeles Riptide Attack
2008 Merrick Thomson New Jersey Pride Attack
2009 Chris Eck Boston Cannons Midfielder
2010 Peet Poillon Chesapeake Bayhawks Midfielder
2011 Stephen Peyser Long Island Lizards Midfielder
2012 Jeremy Sieverts Denver Outlaws Midfielder
2013 Drew Snider Denver Outlaws Midfielder
2014 Justin Turri Rochester Rattlers Midfielder
2015 Davey Emala Boston Cannons Midfielder
2016 Mike Chanenchuk Charlotte Hounds Midfielder
2017 Kyle Bernlohr Ohio Machine Goalie
Sources: [2]

Discontinued after 2017.

Community Service Award

Year Player Team Position
2005 Ryan McClay New Jersey Pride Defenseman

Major League Lacrosse's Starbucks Community Service Award. Awarded only in 2005

References

  1. ^ "2016 Coca-Cola Most Valuable Player: Tom Schreiber" (Press release). Major League Lacrosse. August 18, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Schreiber Earns Second Straight Coca-Cola MVP at MLL Honors" (Press release). Major League Lacrosse. August 19, 2017. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
  3. ^ "2016 Warrior Offensive Player of the Year: Rob Pannell" (Press release). Major League Lacrosse. August 17, 2017. Retrieved December 14, 2017.
  4. ^ "Nationals Brodie Merrill Repeats as Warrior MLL Defensive Player of the Year". OurSportsCentral.com (Press release). August 24, 2011. Retrieved December 14, 2017.
  5. ^ "Major League Lacrosse: Tim Goettelmann earns second straight NB MLL Sportsman of the Year award". Inside Lacrosse. July 23, 2012. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
  6. ^ "Greg Bice Named NB Sportsman of the Year" (Press release). Major League Lacrosse. Retrieved 14 December 2017.