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Major League Lacrosse: Denver Outlaws And Chesapeake Bayhawks Make Blockbuster Trade As Brendan Mundorf, John Grant Change Teams

MLL Trade John Grant Jr.

The Chesapeake Bayhawks and the Denver Outlaws have executed a trade that will send the 2012 League MVP Brendan Mundorf to Annapolis in exchange for John Grant Jr., Michael Simon and the Bayhawks Second Round natural selection (No. 16) in the 2014 MLL Collegiate Draft.
“I consider myself very lucky to have coached John Grant Jr. and Michael Simon,” said Bayhawks Head Coach Dave Cottle. “They are great teammates and excellent players. They are being sent to a great organization that continues to be a contender. In Grant’s case he is moving to Denver and this will alleviate the schedule for him and his family.”
“As an organization we’re always looking to improve the overall quality of our program,” saidDenver Head Coach Jim Stagnitta. “At the same time we always consider the quality of life of our players. We traded a phenomenal leader in Mundorf, who will now be close to home, but at the same time we’re acquiring a great player in John Grant Jr. who is a proven leader.”
Selected 21st overall out of UMBC in the 2006 Collegiate Draft, Mundorf spent his whole career in an Outlaws uniform. In 90 games played he recorded 229 goals and 118 assists. He has been a consistent leader in the attack for Denver scoring no less than 20 goals per season.
“I have grown to respect the competitive nature of Brendan Mundorf,” Cottle continued. “I am very happy to have him in a Bayhawks uniform, something we have wanted for the last four years.”
One of the last MLL originals to still play the game, Grant Jr. has been a polarizing figure in Lacrosse and the League since its inception. He scored the very first goal in the Summer Showcase in 2000 at Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio and proceeded to be named MLL Offensive Player of the Year in the League’s inaugural season while with the Rochester Rattlers. He can be found in the top five of many All-Time Career records including points, goals and assists. Throughout his career he helped three teams win the Steinfeld Trophy, in 2008 with the Rattlers, the following year with the Toronto Nationals and this season with the Bayhawks.

Major League Lacrosse

Club Lacrosse: “2014 US Lacrosse U15 National Championships” To Be Held In Aurora, CO On July 21-23; 32 Boys & Girls Lacrosse Teams To Compete

US Lacrosse 2014 U15 National Championships

US Lacrosse today named Aurora, Colo., host of the 2014 US Lacrosse Under-15 National Championships, powered by Lacrosse Unlimited. The sixth annual championships, which feature as many as 32 boys’ and 32 girls’ teams from around the country, will take place concurrently July 21-23 at Aurora Sports Park, just east of Denver.

3d Select National (Colo.) became the first team with a majority of players from the West to win the boys’ national championship in 2013, while the Long Island Top Guns (N.Y.) girls won their first national championship after falling in the semifinals in 2011 and 2012. The 2013 US Lacrosse U15 National Championships drew 56 teams from 22 states.

US LacrosseTeams that participate in the championships may purchase discounted tickets to the July 17-19 playoff games of the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Men’s World Championships, which US Lacrosse is hosting at nearby Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Denver.

“We are thrilled to team with Visit Aurora to bring our signature youth tournament to the West for the first time, and to give our U15 teams the opportunity to experience the once-in-a-lifetime FIL World Championships,” said Beth Porreca, director of special events at US Lacrosse. “In addition to high-level competition, our youth tournaments emphasize sportsmanship and building relationships among teammates and opponents. Players, coaches and families will have the chance to connect with the world lacrosse community when they attend the World Championships.”

The 2014 US Lacrosse U15 National Championships will extend automatic invitations to the top four teams and “Keeper of Lacrosse” Sportsmanship Award winner at the 2013 event, the top four teams at each US Lacrosse Regional Championship in 2014 (dates and sites below), and a limited number of at-large teams via an application process. Team registration for regional championships and application forms for at-large bids are expected to be available at uslacrosse.org in September.

“Aurora is thrilled to host the US Lacrosse U15 National Championships at Aurora Sports Park,” said Gary Wheat, president and CEO of Visit Aurora. “This is a wonderful event that will introduce our city to US Lacrosse and the high level of competition associated with these championships.”

Aurora Sports Park is a 220-acre site that includes 23 fields, seven picnic shelters and five concession areas. It becomes the third venue to host the championships, joining Cedar Lane Park (Bel Air, Md., in 2009) and ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex (Lake Buena Vista, Fla., in 2010-13).

For more:  http://www.laxmagazine.com/high_school/girls/2012-13/news/090613_us_lacrosse_u15_national_championships_head_to_colorado_for_2014

NCAA Lacrosse: Denver Women’s Lacrosse Announces Fall 2013 Schedule Featuring Colorado, Regis, Navy, Colorado State And Alumnae Game

2013 Denver Women's Lacrosse

The University of Denver women’s lacrosse team will play five games and a tournament for its fall exhibition season, head coach Liza Kelly announced today.
The Pioneers open the fall slate hosting Colorado (Oct. 2) and Regis (Oct. 6).
Denver will then travel to Annapolis, Md., for the Navy Tournament (Oct. 12) and a matchup at Navy (Oct. 13).
DU will host an Alumnae Game (Oct. 18) prior to wrapping up its fall schedule against Colorado State (Oct. 26). Both games will be played at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium.
“We are excited to build upon last season’s success with a busy fall schedule,” Kelly said. “We are looking forward to heading back to the Naval Academy for their tournament and to see how we measure up against some talented opponents.”
The Denver women’s lacrosse team finished the 2013 season with an 18-3 record and a trip to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The Pioneers went undefeated at home and had a perfect 8-0 record in the regular season against MPSF opponents.

Denver Women's Lacrosse Fall 2013 Schedule