August 26, 2013 |
Charlotte Hounds rookie attack Mike Sawyer just wanted to show the sport his team could do it. When he scored his fourth goal with 5 minutes, 44 seconds left to give the Hounds a 15-12 lead, he sprinted behind the net with his arms raised before he clenched his fists in an emotional release, ending a furious Denver Outlaws push and eventually sending underdog Charlotte to the Major League Lacrosse final with a 17-14 win. "Everyone loves being...
August 25, 2013 |
Denver Outlaws attack Brendan Mundorf raised his black right glove and circled his index finger before walking toward the middle of PPL Park without saying much. He was indicating it was time to wrap up a passing drill. As he slowly walked away, his teammates took some final shots before following him and moving on to another drill. The same way he leads at practice, Mundorf helped guide Denver to a 14-0 record - Major League Lacrosse's first unbeaten regular season. The Outlaws face the Charlotte Hounds at 1. p.m. in Saturday's semifinal at PPL Park and Mundorf is focused on winning his first championship.
August 24, 2013 |
When Dave Gross examined Major League Lacrosse's business plan in 2000, he figured "MLL" would soon join the scrap heap of dimly remembered initials from failed American sports leagues. "No chance," Gross, a Massachusetts clothing manufacturer who is now that league's commissioner, said at the time. "The world isn't ready for pro lacrosse. " While he might yet be proven correct, the MLL has endured far longer than he anticipated - far longer, in fact, than most fledgling leagues.
February 9, 2011 |
It would be difficult to find anybody as immersed in the sport of lacrosse as Tom Slate. A 1992 graduate of Springfield, Delaware County, Slate has been a successful player on the high school, college, and professional levels. He is a businessman whose company revolves around the sport. In addition, Slate is the defensive coordinator for the Wings of the indoor National Lacrosse League. Last month, he added another title: head coach of the Denver Outlaws, one of the six teams that make up the outdoor Major League Lacrosse league.
December 21, 2010 |
Todd Fairlie, a four-time all-American in two sports at Widener University, has been tabbed as the new football coach at Episcopal Academy. With the Pride, Fairlie, 26, twice earned the honor as a midfielder in lacrosse and did the same as a safety in football. The Marple Newtown graduate played professional lacrosse, most recently in 2008 with the San Francisco Dragons in the Major League Lacrosse outdoor season. "I enjoyed playing," said Fairlie, who had a tryout with the Wings in the National Lacrosse League, "but I was ready to move on and start a career.
June 3, 2010
Wings general manager and head coach Dave Huntley has been dismissed, the team announced yesterday. Huntley was hired in 2008 as the coach and was named general manager before this season. Huntley also served as the Wings' first GM in 1987-88. Assistants Chris Sanderson and John Tucker also were let go. "The decision to change directions and relieve Dave Huntley as general manger and head coach of the Wings was a very difficult one for the ownership group," team president and owner Russ Cline said in a statement.
August 23, 2008 |
The Barrage will have the Major League Lacrosse coach of the year on their sideline today when they take on the Rochester Rattlers in a league semifinal at Harvard Stadium in Allston, Mass. Tony Resch was selected for the coaching honor Thursday in voting by the general managers and head coaches of the 10 MLL teams. Resch also was voted coach of the year in 2006, when he guided the Barrage to the league championship. Barrage defenseman Kyle Sweeney, a 1999 graduate of Springfield (Delco)
August 24, 2007 |
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Two old foes will face off tomorrow in the first round of the Major League Lacrosse playoffs. The defending champion and top-seeded Barrage (9-3) will meet the Denver Outlaws (7-5) in a rematch of last season's championship game. That one went to the Barrage, but the Outlaws gained a small measure of revenge with a regular-season win this year. The game will begin at 2 p.m. The second semifinal, matching the second-seeded Los Angeles Riptide (9-3) and the third-seeded Rochester Rattlers (9-3)
August 5, 2007 |
Matt Striebel scored four goals and added an assist as the Barrage defeated the Washington Bayhawks, 21-11, yesterday to clinch a spot in the Major League Lacrosse playoffs. The Barrage (8-3) took a commanding early lead when they broke a 2-2 tie by ripping off six consecutive goals for an 8-2 lead. They later went on a five-goal tear. The defending league champions end the regular season Saturday against the Bayhawks (5-6) at the United Sports Training Center in Downingtown.
July 22, 2007 |
The Barrage lost their Major League Lacrosse game to the Denver Outlaws, 15-13, last night in a rematch of last season's championship game. The Outlaws avenged their 23-12 loss in the 2006 title game in front of 7,481 fans at Invesco Field at Mile High. The game's MVP was Brian Langtry of the Outlaws. He finished with four goals and an assist. The Barrage (6-3) held an early 3-1 lead on goals by Michael Springer, Matt Striebel and Jed Prossner. But Denver (5-4) rallied and led by four goals at one point late in the game.