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Denver Outlaws (7-1) Defeat Chesapeake Bayhawks 9-6 Behind Goalie Jesse Schwartzman’s 28 Saves


Denver Outlaws vs Chesapeake Bayhawks June 21

Denver Outlaws’ defenseman Michael Simon doesn’t usually wind up and shoot. But when he found himself alone at the top of the arc Saturday night in Denver’s game against the Chesapeake Bayhawks, he didn’t hesitate. Simon fired a shot from outside the two-point line that rocketed past Chesapeake’s goalie putting Denver (7-1) up 9-6 and giving it some much-needed breathing room late in the game. The game started out with both teams’ defenses dominating. John Grant Jr. finally got the game’s first goal more than six minutes into the contest. Justin Pennington scored several minutes later on a pass from Jeremy Noble and less than 10 seconds after, Curtis Dickson scored on a ball that just barely found its way into the net. For Dickson, it’s his ninth goal in just three games. With time winding down in the quarter, Pennington found twine again, firing a top-shelf shot to give Denver a 4-0 lead at the end of the first. Denver Outlaws’ goalie Jesse Schwartzman dominated in the first quarter and owned the crease all night. Schwartzman recorded 28 saves — a new season high — and kept Denver in the game as Chesapeake (2-6) threatened late. In the second quarter, like the first, no one found the net until midway through the frame. Eric Law got the ball behind the Bayhawks’ net, spun to the front, jumped and fired a one-handed shot in — his 21st goal of the season.

“Lacrosse Magazine Oct 2013” Issue Features Sports Science & Safety, ACL Injuries, Hall Of Fame Class, Chesapeake Bayhawks’ John Grant Jr And Casey Powell, And Team USA Men’s Lacrosse


Lacrosse Magazine Oct 2013 Issue

COVER STORY — Sports Science and Safety
From concussions to ACLs and everything in between, US Lacrosse has established itself as a leader in sports science and safety.
Lasting Impact
“I’m 28 years old, and I’m worried about long-term brain issues.” Concussions have real-life consequences. Just ask Brad Ross, the former Duke All-American and MLL champ whose symptoms may never go away.
by Corey McLaughlin
ACL Confessions
What happens after you hear the dreaded pop? Jen Adams, Shannon Gilroy, Shawn Nadalen and Michelle Tumolo chronicle their experiences with ACL injuries and rehabilitations.
by Clare Lochary
Features
Hall of Fame Class of 2013
Eight greats – Jim Berkman, Quinn Carney, Michele DeJuliis, Sue Heether, Bill Miller, Tracy Stumpf, Ryan Wade and Michael Watson – will be inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame October 26th. These are their stories.
Online Extras: Hall of Fame Home Page w/ Biographies | Video – 2013 Inductess Share Their Thoughts About Joining HOF
The Stuff of Legends
They say the MLL is a young man’s league. But in leading the Chesapeake Bayhawks to their third title in four years, John Grant Jr. and Casey Powell showed once again they’re in a league of their own.
by Corey McLaughlin
Online Extra: McLaughlin’s Favorite Championship Weekend Moments
Columns
From the Editor: Misson of the Mag
Her Space: It’s Not All Hocus Pocus
His Space: Take His Whistle
Departments
Lifestyles
Call him Cactus Jack, Dude Love or Mankind. However, you know WWE Hall of Famer and horedcore legend Mick Foley, we’ll just call him one of us.=.
World Lacrosse 2014
Who will represent the U.S. men on home soil? The training team is set and all 52 have high hopes for making it all the way to Denver next summer.
Your Edge
Take a journey inside the mind of Ohio Machine attackman and newly-hired Johns Hopkins women’s assistant coach Steele Stanwick as he works from behind the goal, then see how Penn’s Shannon Mangini uses a rare motorcycle grip for draws.
Give and Go
Former Penn State goalie Dana Cahill wants to take women’s lacrosse to new heights with Team STX.

Major League Lacrosse: Chesapeake Bayhawks All-Star Goalie Kip Turner’s 2013 Highlights (Video)


Kip Turner was the backbone of the Bayhawks in their quest for back-to-back MLL Championships. Kip finished 2013 with 8 regular season wins, a 10.35 GAA and a .571 SV% to boot. He dominated in the post-season with a 10.00 GAA and a .583 SV% saving 28 of the 58 shots he faced,

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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.

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Major League Lacrosse: “2013 MLL Championship Weekend MVP” And Chesapeake Bayhawks Attacker John Grant Jr. Credits “Experience And Leadership” For Third MLL Title In Four Years


2013 MLL Champion Chesapeake Bayhawks“Experience.  We knew what it took to win,” MLL Championship Weekend MVP John Grant Jr. said. “We have been here before.  Our composure and leadership definitely stepped

Chesapeake Bayhawks Attacker John Grant Jr.  Photo by © 2013 Kevin P. Tucker

Chesapeake Bayhawks Attacker John Grant Jr.
Photo by © 2013 Kevin P. Tucker

through today against a younger team. Hats off to Charlotte, they played an excellent weekend and they’re going to be a team to reckon with in the next couple of years. You know, whether we played our best game or not, that doesn’t matter now—we played well enough to win.”

John Grant helped the Chesapeake Bayhawks win its second straight Major League Lacrosse title Sunday (Aug. 26), as they defeated the Charlotte Hounds 10-9 in front of nearly 4,000 fans at PPL Park in Chester, PA.

Grant’s four-goal performance helped pace the Bayhawks to victory, as the Peterborough native was named the tournament’s most valuable player.

“This was a big win for us,” says Grant.

The victory marks Grant’s fourth MLL championship, winning the title in 2008 with Rochester Rattlers, the Toronto Nationals in 2010 and with the Bayhawks in 2012.

“The first win is always the biggest,” he says. “The second was huge, because it came after my injury and this one was big because everyone had counted us out.”

The Bayhawks had an up-and-down season, finishing with a 9-5 record, but Grant says the team stepped up when they needed to.

“We stayed the course and dug down when we needed to and accomplished what nobody thought we could do this year,” he says. “People said we were too old and didn’t have the team to do it this year, but in the end we found a way.”

The 39-year-old says it was the team’s veteran experience that helped them, as they beat the undefeated Denver Outlaws 17-14 in the semifinals.

Grant was unstoppable in the tournament, and deadly accurate, playing the role of a sharp shooter, scoring six goals on just seven shots.

“I tend to usually take more shots in order to score,” he says. “But when I had the chance I was able to put the ball in the back of the net.”

The victory helps make up for the disappointing finish to the season Grant had with the Peterborough Lakers, after losing to the Brooklin Redmen in game seven of the Major Series Lacrosse semifinals at home.

Major League Lacrosse: Chesapeake Bayhawks Top Charlotte Hounds 10-9 To Win Second Consecutive MLL Championship On August 25 (Video)


The Chesapeake Bayhawks defeated the Charlotte Hounds, 10-9, to earn their second consecutive MLL Championship title on Sunday, August 25 at PPL Park in Philadelphia, PA.

Led by Championship Weekend MVP, John Grant Jr., the Bayhawks grabbed 10 goals and played a strong defensive game. They have now earned the Championship title in three of the last four seasons, and their fifth club title.

The game opened with a faceoff win for Chesapeake’s Adam Rand, but it was the Hound’s that struck first with a goal from Ryan Young, a minute and 11 seconds into the quarter.  Adam Ghitelman made a couple of stops as the Bayhawks tried to keep the pressure on before the 2012 Championship MVP, Ben Rubeor put Chesapeake on the board, sending one into the net. Veteran attackman, Casey Powell would add to this, putting the Bayhawks up 2-1. After Charlotte went 1-5 in shots on goal, Young grabbed another one to even up the game. This was only temporary as Grant came in with the pick and roll to give the Bayhawks the 3-2 advantage.

The score would remain at 3-2 until the 3:43 mark in the second quarter, when Grant would take the feed from Powell to score again, making it a 4-2 difference. Charlotte failed to take advantage of a man-up situation and just couldn’t get a shot off. Matt Danowski was the only Hound to take a shot on goal in the quarter. To close out the half Grant slashed another goal with 1.1 seconds on the clock to head into halftime up 5-2 and complete a natural hat trick.

The third quarter would see a change in pace, with the ball traveling up and down the field, the type of lacrose tailored for a young, Hounds team, but still they struggled to compete. Grant would again send the ball sailing past Ghitelman, carrying his team to a 6-2 lead. The Hounds then turned it on, scoring two goals 46 seconds apart, one from rookie Jake Tripucka, and Young completing his hat trick. With a 6-4 lead, the Bayhawks kept the Hounds scoreless the rest of the quarter. Drew Westervelt and Matt Mackrides would contribute to the Chesapeake lead, making it 8-4 before heading into the final 15 minutes of the MLL season.

Major League Lacrosse: Video Highlights Of Chesapeake Bayhawks 13-12 Win Over Hamilton Nationals In “2013 MLL Championship” Semifinals


The Chesapeake Bayhawks defeated the Hamilton Nationals 13-12 in a back-and-forth game to reach the MLL Championship Game, at PPL Park in Chester, Pa. on Saturday. The Bayhawks will look to repeat as champions against the fourth seeded Charlotte Hounds.

Michael Kimmel lead the way for the Bayhawks with four points, While Ben Hunt and John Grant Jr. added three of their own in an intense game that featured six ties and four lead changes. Joe Walters paced the way for the Nationals and had a game-high five points on two goals and three assists.

Kimmel got the defending champs on the board first with a two-point rip that beat Brett Queener from deep. However, the Nationals scored the next three goals to take a 3-2 goal into the first break.

Josh Amidon scored the first goal on an assist from Walters before 2013 MLL MVP Kevin Crowley scored and then assisted on a Martin Cahill man-up goal with just under 20 seconds remaining in the opening frame.

Hunt opened the second quarter by driving to his left through the Nationals defense and putting a shot past Queener to put an end to the Hamilton run. But two quick goals by Kevin Cunningham and Cahill put the nationals back on top 5-3.

Once again, Hunt scored a lefty goal to draw the Bayhawks back within one. Another man-up goal, this time by Cunningham, put the Nationals back up by two, but goals by John Grant Jr. and Drew Westervelt evened the score at six heading into halftime.