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Denver Outlaws (5-1) Suffer First Loss In 25 Regular Season Games With 18-15 Defeat To Charlotte


The Denver Outlaws (5-1) dropped an 18-15 decision to the Charlotte Hounds (2-4) Saturday night on the road. Charlotte snapped Denver’s 25-game regular-season win streak, which dated back to June 23, 2012 and spanned 714 days. The game was a back-and-forth thriller and the two teams were tied a total of six times the entire night. The Hounds scored first and took a 3-1 lead into the second quarter, but Denver answered with a seven-goal second quarter, including a two-pointer on a power play by Jeremy Sieverts. Sieverts leads the MLL in two-point goals this season with four, and ranks first in Outlaws history with 17 career two-pointers. Charlotte took a 9-8 lead into halftime, but the teams traded leads and were tied three times in the third quarter, and headed into the fourth quarter all tied up at 12-12. Three different Denver players—Curtis Dickson, Jeremy Sieverts, and Drew Snider—recorded hat tricks, but Charlotte’s six-goal fourth quarter would prove to be too much for the Outlaws. Dickson scored his fourth goal of the night in his first game with the Outlaws to give Denver a 13-12 lead 27 seconds into the fourth quarter before Charlotte responded by scoring two goals in less than a minute. Domenic Sebastiani scored his second goal of the season to cut the Charlotte lead to 17-15 with two minutes left in the game, but John Haus secured the victory for the Hounds with his third goal of the night, giving the Hounds an 18-15 lead with just 17 seconds left in the game. Backup goalie Charlie Cipriano got the start for the Outlaws, the first of his three-year MLL career. Cipriano had 13 saves on 30 shots (.433) in the loss. His 13 saves and 60 minutes in goal were career-highs for the goalie. The Outlaws return to action at home Saturday, June 14 at 7 p.m. MDT when they host the New York Lizards for Film on the Field featuring The Amazing Spiderman.

The Denver Outlaws (5-1) dropped an 18-15 decision to the Charlotte Hounds (2-4) Saturday night on the road. Charlotte snapped Denver’s 25-game regular-season win streak, which dated back to June 23, 2012 and spanned 714 days.
The game was a back-and-forth thriller and the two teams were tied a total of six times the entire night. The Hounds scored first and took a 3-1 lead into the second quarter, but Denver answered with a seven-goal second quarter, including a two-pointer on a power play by Jeremy Sieverts. Sieverts leads the MLL in two-point goals this season with four, and ranks first in Outlaws history with 17 career two-pointers.
Charlotte took a 9-8 lead into halftime, but the teams traded leads and were tied three times in the third quarter, and headed into the fourth quarter all tied up at 12-12. Three different Denver players—Curtis Dickson, Jeremy Sieverts, and Drew Snider—recorded hat tricks, but Charlotte’s six-goal fourth quarter would prove to be too much for the Outlaws.
Dickson scored his fourth goal of the night in his first game with the Outlaws to give Denver a 13-12 lead 27 seconds into the fourth quarter before Charlotte responded by scoring two goals in less than a minute. Domenic Sebastiani scored his second goal of the season to cut the Charlotte lead to 17-15 with two minutes left in the game, but John Haus secured the victory for the Hounds with his third goal of the night, giving the Hounds an 18-15 lead with just 17 seconds left in the game.
Backup goalie Charlie Cipriano got the start for the Outlaws, the first of his three-year MLL career. Cipriano had 13 saves on 30 shots (.433) in the loss. His 13 saves and 60 minutes in goal were career-highs for the goalie.
The Outlaws return to action at home Saturday, June 14 at 7 p.m. MDT when they host the New York Lizards for Film on the Field featuring The Amazing Spiderman.

Denver Outlaws (5-0) Defeat Charlotte Hounds (1-4) 13-11 On May 30 At Sports Authority Field


 The Charlotte Hounds came into Denver looking to hand the Outlaws their first loss of the season—the Bocklet brothers had different plans. Down 12-11 in the fourth quarter, Matt Bocklet wound up, shot and scored to tie the game. Just 50 seconds later, his younger brother Chris found twine to give the Outlaws the lead, as they went on to win, 13-11, Friday night at Sports Authority Field. Charlotte got on the board first with a goal from John Haus, but Denver scored the next five goals en route to a six-point first quarter. With just more than two minutes left in the first, John Grant Jr. cradled the ball by Charlotte’s net, hesitated, then fired—behind his back without looking—to give him his second goal of the night and the Outlaws a 5-1 lead. Eric Law also scored a pair of goals in the first quarter to give Denver a 6-2 advantage heading into the second quarter. The Hounds found the net four times in the second frame, but late goals from Grant and Law gave each player a hat trick before half time, and sent Charlotte to the locker room trailing, 9-6. Cameron Flint was ready to get back on the field after the break. He netted a goal less than a minute into the second half, but then the Outlaws went dry for the rest of the quarter. The Hounds went on a 5-0 run, capped by a pair of two-point goals to give them an 11-10 lead with less than 10 minutes to play in the game. Then, the Bocklet brothers stepped in to tie the game, and eventually take the lead. Grant scored again late in the quarter for good measure—his fourth goal of the game. Aside from marking the Outlaw’s 25th straight regular-season victory, some individual players marked special occasions, too. Matt Bocklet picked up his 300th groundball in an Outlaws jersey and Anthony Kelly won his 1300th career faceoff. Fresh out of college, Colin Dunster and Jeremy Noble made their MLL debuts. Dunster took his first career shot on goal, and Noble picked up his first two MLL points on a pair of assists, the first of which came on a first-quarter dish to his former University of Denver teammate, Eric Law. The Outlaws return to action on the road against the Charlotte Hounds on Saturday, June 7, 5:30 p.m. MDT.

The Charlotte Hounds came into Denver looking to hand the Outlaws their first loss of the season—the Bocklet brothers had different plans. Down 12-11 in the fourth quarter, Matt Bocklet wound up, shot and scored to tie the game. Just 50 seconds later, his younger brother Chris found twine to give the Outlaws the lead, as they went on to win, 13-11, Friday night at Sports Authority Field.
Charlotte got on the board first with a goal from John Haus, but Denver scored the next five goals en route to a six-point first quarter.
With just more than two minutes left in the first, John Grant Jr. cradled the ball by Charlotte’s net, hesitated, then fired—behind his back without looking—to give him his second goal of the night and the Outlaws a 5-1 lead. Eric Law also scored a pair of goals in the first quarter to give Denver a 6-2 advantage heading into the second quarter.
The Hounds found the net four times in the second frame, but late goals from Grant and Law gave each player a hat trick before half time, and sent Charlotte to the locker room trailing, 9-6.
Cameron Flint was ready to get back on the field after the break. He netted a goal less than a minute into the second half, but then the Outlaws went dry for the rest of the quarter. The Hounds went on a 5-0 run, capped by a pair of two-point goals to give them an 11-10 lead with less than 10 minutes to play in the game. Then, the Bocklet brothers stepped in to tie the game, and eventually take the lead. Grant scored again late in the quarter for good measure—his fourth goal of the game.
Aside from marking the Outlaw’s 25th straight regular-season victory, some individual players marked special occasions, too. Matt Bocklet picked up his 300th groundball in an Outlaws jersey and Anthony Kelly won his 1300th career faceoff.
Fresh out of college, Colin Dunster and Jeremy Noble made their MLL debuts. Dunster took his first career shot on goal, and Noble picked up his first two MLL points on a pair of assists, the first of which came on a first-quarter dish to his former University of Denver teammate, Eric Law.
The Outlaws return to action on the road against the Charlotte Hounds on Saturday, June 7, 5:30 p.m. MDT.

“Lacrosse Magazine May 2014” Issue Released Featuring Boston College Women’s Lacrosse, NCAA Tournament Preview And MLL Breakdown


COVER STORY – BC on the Brink Once an ACC laughingstock, Boston College has May Madness on the mind. Can the Eagles rise to the occasion behind stars like Mikaela Rix and Covie Stanwick? FEATURES Our Lacrosse Angel  Twenty-one yars after her tragic death, Heather Leigh Albert remains a source of inspiration to her family, the lacross community, and the HLA Award winners who excel in her memory at the US Lacrosse National Tournament  by Brian Logue  May Madness  A special 13-page package has stops at Boston College, North Carolina, Johns Hopkins, Virginia, Bryant and Cornell, plus a trip back in time with stories of NCAA tournament lore told by past champions.  by Lacrosse Magazine Staff  Understanding Impact  A US Lacrosse-funded accelerometer study with the Princeton men's and women's lacrosse teams could change the way we think about head injuries in our sport.  by Paul Ohanian  Matchup Nightmare  At 6-foot-4, 240 pounds, Garrett Thul was an unstoppable force at Army, a status he has maintained in the MLL and as one of the 30 hopefuls for the U.S. Men's National team.  by Corey McLaughlin  MLL Breakdown  Kyle Sweeney and Brodie Merrill have reunited in Boston. But are the Cannons Contenders? LM's MLL preview breaks down all eight teams. Chesapeake Bayhawks Denver Outlaws Boston Cannons Charlotte Hounds Florida Launch New York Lizards Ohio Machine Rochester Rattlers  COLUMNS From the Editor: As Good as Gold His Space: A Pitch With A Catch Her Space: Straight to the Source Boyle Point: The Two-Man Trend DEPARTMENTS Lifestyles  Chatting about life, lacrosse, and everything with former Franklyn & Marshall player and current NFL agent Peter Schaffer.  Your Edge  Defensive tips from Triology Lacrosse and MLL stalwart Chad Wiedmaier and midfield work from the notebook of Duke and U.S. Women's Taylor Trimble.  Give and Go  With the US Lacrosse WCLA Natioinal Championships on the horizon (May 7-10 in Virginia Beach, Va.), LM shoots the breeze with Georgia peach Kelly Arnhardt.

COVER STORY – BC on the Brink
Once an ACC laughingstock, Boston College has May Madness on the mind. Can the Eagles rise to the occasion behind stars like Mikaela Rix and Covie Stanwick?
FEATURES
Our Lacrosse Angel
Twenty-one yars after her tragic death, Heather Leigh Albert remains a source of inspiration to her family, the lacross community, and the HLA Award winners who excel in her memory at the US Lacrosse National Tournament
by Brian Logue
May Madness
A special 13-page package has stops at Boston College, North Carolina, Johns Hopkins, Virginia, Bryant and Cornell, plus a trip back in time with stories of NCAA tournament lore told by past champions.
by Lacrosse Magazine Staff
Understanding Impact
A US Lacrosse-funded accelerometer study with the Princeton men’s and women’s lacrosse teams could change the way we think about head injuries in our sport.
by Paul Ohanian
Matchup Nightmare
At 6-foot-4, 240 pounds, Garrett Thul was an unstoppable force at Army, a status he has maintained in the MLL and as one of the 30 hopefuls for the U.S. Men’s National team.
by Corey McLaughlin
MLL Breakdown
Kyle Sweeney and Brodie Merrill have reunited in Boston. But are the Cannons Contenders? LM’s MLL preview breaks down all eight teams.
Chesapeake Bayhawks
Denver Outlaws
Boston Cannons
Charlotte Hounds
Florida Launch
New York Lizards
Ohio Machine
Rochester Rattlers
COLUMNS
From the Editor: As Good as Gold
His Space: A Pitch With A Catch
Her Space: Straight to the Source
Boyle Point: The Two-Man Trend
DEPARTMENTS
Lifestyles
Chatting about life, lacrosse, and everything with former Franklyn & Marshall player and current NFL agent Peter Schaffer.
Your Edge
Defensive tips from Triology Lacrosse and MLL stalwart Chad Wiedmaier and midfield work from the notebook of Duke and U.S. Women’s Taylor Trimble.
Give and Go
With the US Lacrosse WCLA Natioinal Championships on the horizon (May 7-10 in Virginia Beach, Va.), LM shoots the breeze with Georgia peach Kelly Arnhardt.

Denver Outlaws 2014 Season Preview: Talented Team Looks To Be Playoff Battle Ready


2013 Record: 14-0, lost to Charlotte Hounds in the first round of the playoffs Key Losses: Brendan Mundorf (A) Key Additions: John Grant, Jr. (A) 2013 in Review: The regular season was nothing short of impressive for the Denver Outlaws, who flaunted an untouchable record of 14-0 entering the post-season and had a league-record five team members named to the 2013 All-MLL Team. The Outlaws were so dominant that the closest they came to being beaten pre-playoffs was a two-point victory over the Chesapeake Bayhawks, who would go on to win the Steinfeld Trophy against the Charlotte Hounds, 14-12. Despite their unstoppable momentum entering the playoffs, however, the Outlaws were eliminated in the first round by the Hounds, even with a record-breaking nine-goal performance from rookie Eric Law. 2014 Preview: Having now been ousted from the first round of the playoffs for the third time in four years, the Outlaws will look to outlast the post-season this year, with hopes of contending for the Steinfeld Trophy. Last season, the thoroughness of the entire Outlaws roster was made evident when a record five players were named to the All-MLL team at the season’s close. Attack was held up by Chris Bocklet and Brendan Mundorf, the midfield was led by Jeremy Sievert, and the backend was upheld by defenseman Lee Zink and goaltender Jesse Schwartzman who were named Warrior Defender and Goaltender of the Year respectively. Denver will be a force to be reckoned with as they see four out of those five players return this season. Their ability to perform at every position was backed by numbers, too. Last year, the Outlaws led the league in goals scored, goals-against, power play goals and penalty kill percentage. Their 226 goals scored is only a single back-netter short of tying the all-time league record, and their low 136 goals-against is tied for the fifth-fewest of all time. With all-star rookie Eric Law now having a season under his belt, their offense can only grow with 50+ point producer Chris Bocklet, and his artillery of attackmen including Drew Snider, who accumulated 46 points, and Jeremy Sieverts, who collected 44. Although the Outlaws’ offense will undoubtedly miss Brendan Mundorf, who was among those top tier scorers with 41 of his own points, they hope to complement the returning cannons with 2012 Cascade Rookie of the Year Matt Gibson. In 2012, Gibson scored 18 goals and 15 assists in 12 games, and in 2013, although he played in half as many matchups, he was still able to accrue 1.5 points per game, offensively contributing every time he was on the field. Not only will they come out of the gate firing, but the Outlaws should also harbor an impenetrable defense with Lee Zink, and record-breaking Jesse Schwartzman in net, who set the new League record for goals-against average at 9.27, breaking his own record in the process. 2014 Prediction: The Outlaws always fare well in the regular season; however, the problem with making it to the post-season every year is having to contend in the playoffs every year, something Denver hasn’t been able to see through to the end since the team’s inception.

2013 Record: 14-0, lost to Charlotte Hounds in the first round of the playoffs
Key Losses: Brendan Mundorf (A)
Key Additions: John Grant, Jr. (A)
2013 in Review:
The regular season was nothing short of impressive for the Denver Outlaws, who flaunted an untouchable record of 14-0 entering the post-season and had a league-record five team members named to the 2013 All-MLL Team. The Outlaws were so dominant that the closest they came to being beaten pre-playoffs was a two-point victory over the Chesapeake Bayhawks, who would go on to win the Steinfeld Trophy against the Charlotte Hounds, 14-12. Despite their unstoppable momentum entering the playoffs, however, the Outlaws were eliminated in the first round by the Hounds, even with a record-breaking nine-goal performance from rookie Eric Law.
2014 Preview:
Having now been ousted from the first round of the playoffs for the third time in four years, the Outlaws will look to outlast the post-season this year, with hopes of contending for the Steinfeld Trophy.
Last season, the thoroughness of the entire Outlaws roster was made evident when a record five players were named to the All-MLL team at the season’s close. Attack was held up by Chris Bocklet and Brendan Mundorf, the midfield was led by Jeremy Sievert, and the backend was upheld by defenseman Lee Zink and goaltender Jesse Schwartzman who were named Warrior Defender and Goaltender of the Year respectively. Denver will be a force to be reckoned with as they see four out of those five players return this season.
Their ability to perform at every position was backed by numbers, too. Last year, the Outlaws led the league in goals scored, goals-against, power play goals and penalty kill percentage. Their 226 goals scored is only a single back-netter short of tying the all-time league record, and their low 136 goals-against is tied for the fifth-fewest of all time. With all-star rookie Eric Law now having a season under his belt, their offense can only grow with 50+ point producer Chris Bocklet, and his artillery of attackmen including Drew Snider, who accumulated 46 points, and Jeremy Sieverts, who collected 44.
Although the Outlaws’ offense will undoubtedly miss Brendan Mundorf, who was among those top tier scorers with 41 of his own points, they hope to complement the returning cannons with 2012 Cascade Rookie of the Year Matt Gibson. In 2012, Gibson scored 18 goals and 15 assists in 12 games, and in 2013, although he played in half as many matchups, he was still able to accrue 1.5 points per game, offensively contributing every time he was on the field.
Not only will they come out of the gate firing, but the Outlaws should also harbor an impenetrable defense with Lee Zink, and record-breaking Jesse Schwartzman in net, who set the new League record for goals-against average at 9.27, breaking his own record in the process.
2014 Prediction:
The Outlaws always fare well in the regular season; however, the problem with making it to the post-season every year is having to contend in the playoffs every year, something Denver hasn’t been able to see through to the end since the team’s inception.

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Major League Lacrosse: Denver Outlaws Release 2014 Online Media Guide Featuring Drew Snider, Jesse Schwartzman And Lee Zink On Cover


Denver Outlaws 2014 Media Guide

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Major League Lacrosse: “2014 MLL Championship Game” Scheduled For August 23 In Kennesaw, GA


Major League Lacrosse 2014 Championship Atlanta

Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, in conjunction with the Atlanta Sports Council and Kennesaw State University, announced Fifth Third Bank Stadium, in Kennesaw, Ga., as the venue for the 2014 MLL Championship Game on August 23.
“We are thrilled to return to Fifth Third Bank Stadium and the Atlanta region,” said MLL Commissioner David Gross. “We believe in the growth of the sport in the area and having the Championship Game there is the next step as we contemplate future expansion.”
Last season, over four thousand fans traveled to Fifth Third Bank Stadium to witness the Rochester Rattlers take on the Boston Cannons in the first ever MLL game in Georgia. The game’s success paved the way for the League to entertain bringing one of its marquee events back to the area as it looks to expand.
“What a great compliment it is for Major League Lacrosse to think that highly of our facility, staff and community to want to host the Championship Game in Kennesaw,” said Vaughn Williams, Athletic Director at KSU. “We are excited and honored to be a part of the MLL season finale.”
The 2014 MLL Championship Game in the Atlanta region is a joint effort of MLL, the Atlanta Sports Council a division of the Metro Atlanta Chamber, the Cobb Sports Alliance and the local business community.
The Atlanta Sports Council has played a role in helping to attract and support more than 50 major sporting events to the Atlanta region, including Super Bowls XXVIII and XXXIV, the Centennial Olympic Games, two NCAA Women’s Final Fours and three NCAA Men’s Final Fours.
“Metro Atlanta has a strong affinity for lacrosse, both at the participant and fan levels, so it’s only fitting that Kennesaw State University hosts the 2014 MLL championship game,” said Dan Corso, executive director of the Atlanta Sports Council. “We are excited to play a role in organizing the event and look forward to a terrific game.”

Major League Lacrosse: Denver Outlaws Release 14-Game 2014 MLL Schedule Opening Up With Recently Relocated Florida Launch On April 26


Denver Outlaws announce 2014 Schedule

The Outlaws’ 14-game 2014 schedule was announced by Major League Lacrosse on Friday. The slate for the club’s ninth MLL season includes seven home games that will be played at Sports Authority Field at Mile High and seven road games.
The Outlaws will play games on one Thursday, two Fridays and three Sundays in addition to eight Saturday contests in 2014. This year’s schedule includes bye weeks for Memorial Day and the World Games.

Denver Outlaws 2014 ScheduleDenver Outlaws 2013 Media Guide