via press release, photo via UF web site
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The newly formed Women's Professional Lacrosse League held its inaugural draft on Wednesday night in preparation for the league's debut in the summer of 2018.
Four former University of Florida lacrosse players: Caroline Fitzgerald, Nicole Graziano, Lauren Lea and Mollie Stevens were selected, along with current Gator assistant coaches Nadine Hadnagy and Taryn VanThof.
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Fitzgerald and Graziano will reunite as teammates on the New York Fight, as the duo played together at Florida together from 2014-16.
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— Lax Sports Network (@LaxSportsNet) August 24, 2017
via ESPNW on June 20th, 2017 by Jonathan Sigal, photo via UWLX
Author's Note: I missed this one back in June when it came out and given that the Women are trying to start their SECOND professional league in 2 years, and the overlap between those who built the first one being involved in leaving and building the second one it's hard to ignore thinking about this. The new league held its' draft yesterday and I'll be looking for Florida ties in that draft.
One thing that caught my attention (besides the obvious grammatical error in the headline . . . ) was some of the evolution in the rules that the UWLX, the first league, allowed, such as more contact. Slightly moving the league to the male version. I've been writing the last few years that the athleticism of th
via MLL press release, photo via MLL web site
BOSTON (August 21, 2017) – Florida Launch midfielder Michael Unterstein has been suspended for two games for a cross check on Ohio Machine defenseman Steven Waldeck in the fourth quarter of the MLL Semi-Finals on August 12.
Director of Player Safety and Discipline Scott Hiller made the announcement today.
The hit occurred with 19 seconds remaining in regulation. The Machine won the game, 18-13, to advance to the MLL Championship. Unterstein will serve his suspension at the beginning of the 2018 regular season.
Ransom Everglades High has promoted Launch star Chazz Woodson to head coach of the Varsity program.
Besides remaining as the Director of Lacrosse at the schools (Ransom has both Middle and High school programs), Roy Kelly will keep his hand in coaching with the Middle School varsity as their head coach. Coach Kelly also serves as the Athletic Director of the Middle School.
Coach Woodson is coming off a comeback season with Major League Lacrosse where he tallied 20 goals and added 8 assists in 11 games, including the game winning OT goal against Rochester.
via Launch web site, authored by Austin Lee. Pictures via MLL.
The Florida Launch were well represented at the first ever MLL Honors in Frisco, Texas. During the ceremony, held the night before the MLL Championship game, Florida Launch co-captain Tucker Durkin and coach Tom Mariano won Defensive Player of the Year and Coach of the Year, respectively.
Veteran defenseman Tucker Durkin took home his first DPOY award after anchoring the Launch defense through the franchise's best season in history. The Johns Hopkins product also picked up his fifth straight All-MLL team selection, an honor he has earned every season since entering the league.
Coach Mariano won the COTY award after leading the Launch to the franchise's first playoff berth. S
via FSC press release
LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College men's lacrosse head coach Marty Ward has announced the addition of Matt Maccario to his coaching staff. Maccario will serve as an assistant coach after spending three seasons as a graduate assistant coach at DeSales University in Pennsylvania.
"Matt brings a great background as a defensive coach to our program at Florida Southern," said Ward. "He has the proven ability to develop an effective defensive unit at the Division III level as a coach and was a top defenseman at the Division II level as a player. We look forward to having him on the sidelines with the Mocs!"
In three seasons at DeSales Maccario served as the defensive coordinator for the Bulldogs, worked with the team's goalkeepers, and coac
via MLL press release - photos via MLL web site
DALLAS (August, 19, 2017) – For the first time in the history of the franchise, the Ohio Machine are Champions of Major League Lacrosse after beating the Denver Outlaws, 17-12 on Saturday night at Ford Center at the Star in Dallas in front of 7,543.
Marcus Holman was named the Coca-Cola Most Valuable Player after scoring four goals and adding two assists. He netted the go-ahead goal at 7:45 in the fourth quarter that eventually gave Ohio the win.
The Outlaws, who won the 2016 Championship game against this very Ohio team, took a 7-6 lead into the locker room at halftime after rookie Zach Currier and Mike Bocklet scored consecutive goals just over a minute apart at the end of the