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Major League Lacrosse: Video Highlights Of MLL “All-Time Goals Scoring Leader” Tim Goettelmann

– All-Time MLL Goals Scoring Leader (268 Goals)
– 2-Time MLL Champion
– 2-Time MLL New Balance Sportsman of the Year
– 3-Time MLL All-Star

Lacrosse Magazine “Person Of The Year”: Long Island Lizards’ Attacker Tim Goettelmann Has Dedicated His Lacrosse Life To Helping Children’s Charities While Excelling On The Field

US Lacrosse, the national governing body of men's and women's lacrosse, today named Long Island Lizards' attackman Tim Goettelmann the 2010 Lacrosse Magazine Person of the Year. A three-time all-star and one of the few 10-year veterans of Major League Lacrosse since that professional league's inaugural 2001 season, Goettelmann broke two MLL records this year and led the Lizards to the league championship game. But it is work off the field that personifies the values of lacrosse that many who participate in the game hold so dear. Affectionately known as "The Monster" for his 6-foot-4, 230-pound frame, Goettelmann frequently donates his time and resources to helping young patients at the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center in New Hyde Park, N.Y. Goettelmann donated his entire 2010 MLL salary to Monster's Kids, a charitable foundation he created two years ago to benefit sick children. Through grass-roots events and other donations Goettelmann has secured, including many from MLL teammates and rivals, Monster's Kids has generated about $115,000 for Cohen Children's Medical Center patients, which include premature births, children with cancer and blood disorders, those with psychiatric needs, and more. "Having two healthy kids really made me realize how lucky I was," Goettelmann said. "That really was the driving force. I do look at my wife a lot and we're very lucky, very blessed. I have a great job and I'm still playing lacrosse. There's been so many opportunities where I could have been bounced from the lineup and the team, and different people over the years have allowed me to still play after 10 years, which is pretty amazing. It really was just the fact of thinking that I was going to retire, and I wanted to give back."


Lacrosse Helping Others: Major League Lacrosse Player Tim Goettelmann Started “Monster’s Kids” And Has Raised Over $100,000 Including Portions Of His Salary To Make Donations To Pediatric Hospitals


On the lacrosse field, Tim Goettelmann's imposing height and aggressive style have earned him the nickname "The Monster." But off the field, Tim prefers to help kids rather than scare them.

Power in You new

Tim Goettelmann, a professional lacrosse player who is currently attackman for the Long Island Lizards, was reading the classic children’s book Where the Wild Things Are to his two young daughters when he was struck by a revelation.

“Reading that book to Emerson and Stella reminded me of how blessed I am to have a happy and healthy family,” he says. “That feeling inspired me to give my time and money to kids who are in need.”


Monster’s Kids Is Born

This past summer, Tim established a charitable foundation dedicated to supporting pediatric hospitals  — and as a nod to both his lacrosse nickname and his favorite piece of children’s literature, Tim dubbed it “Monster’s Kids.”

As an inaugural act of philanthropy, Monster’s Kids made a $5,000 gift to Schneider Children’s Hospital (SCH) in New Hyde Park, which Tim — a Manhasset native — chose because of its location. “It’s around the corner from where I grew up, and it’s the only children’s hospital on Long Island,” he says.

The generous donation was comprised of Tim’s paychecks from his final two Long Island games of the 2009 lacrosse season, as well as a matching gift from the Lizards and an additional $100 for every goal scored by the team during those two games.

But Tim intends for his relationship with SCH to extend far deeper than monetary contributions. He recently stopped by the hospital to visit with the children receiving treatment there, and he found it to be a life-changing experience.

“It was so nice to talk to the children, and it was really amazing to see what’s available for them and for their families at this hospital,” he says. “It’s clear to me that they’re getting the best care in the world.”

Looking Ahead

What’s next for Monster’s Kids? Plenty! Tim is in the process of planning a dinner event to take place this winter, with the intention of raising both funds and awareness for SCH. He’s also working with SCH staff and the Lizards to dedicate a 2010 home game to the children at the hospital.

One thing’s for sure: Tim may be intimidating while handling a lacrosse stick, but at heart he’s the kindest, most compassionate “Monster” a kid could ever hope to meet!

Click the thumbnails to see larger photos of Tim and his family:

The Power Is in You, Too!

Like Tim, you have the power to help so many people live healthier, happier lives. By making a gift to North Shore-LIJ’s 2009 Annual Giving Campaign today, you’re providing unrestricted support that we can put to use wherever it’s needed most — including enhancing programs and services that lead to better care for every single one of our patients. Because you never know when that patient might be you.

Lacrosse Does Have A “Role Model”: MLL Long Island Lizards Attacker Tim Goettelmann Is Named “MLL Sportsman Of The Year” For Second Straight Season


Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, announced Wednesday that attackman Tim Goettelmann of the Long Island Lizards has been honored as the 2010 New Balance MLL Sportsman of the Year, according to MLL Commissioner David Gross.  Players are nominated for this honor by the coaches and general managers of the six MLL teams and the finalists are presented to New Balance for consideration.

MLL Long Island Lizards Attacker Tim Goettelmann was named "MLL Sportsman Of The Year" for the second straight season.

The New Balance MLL Sportsman of the Year was created in 2004 and recognizes a player who has consistently demonstrated sportsmanship through tenacity, determination, and fair play on the field over the course of the regular season.  In addition, The Sportsman of the Year should also be an individual involved in off-field charity work, which not only promotes the sport of lacrosse, but also helps youth players understand the importance of sportsmanship and team play.

This is the second straight season the 10-year veteran has won the award. This year Goettelmann donated his entire 2010 Major League Lacrosse salary, to his foundation “Monster’s Kids.”  The foundation, named after his lacrosse nickname “The Monster,” raises money to local Long Island Children’s hospitals. 

Goettelmann’s salary went to the Pediatric Emergency Wing at the Cohen Children’s Medical Center of the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. In the past two years, Monster’s Kids has raised over $100,000.

For more information on the foundation visit:  http://tinyurl.com/yffqokf

“New Balance is thrilled to honor Tim Goettelmann as New Balance Sportsman of the Year,” says Mark Cavanaugh, general manager of team sports for New Balance. “New Balance is proud to associate our brand with athletes like Tim who share our values of integrity and teamwork and are committed to giving back to their communities.

On the field, Goettelmann is a ten-year veteran of Major League Lacrosse, joining the League back in 2001.  He has played for the Lizards in every one of those ten seasons. Goettelmann is the all-time Major League Lacrosse record holder in games played, goals and game-winning goals. He became the league’s all-time goal scoring leader on July 31st with a three-goal performance against the Toronto Nationals

Goettelmann notched 21 goals and added 8 assists this season. 

All-Time New Balance  MLL Sportsman of the Year

2004                        Kevin Finneran, Philadelphia Barrage

2005                        Pat McCabe, Long Island Lizards

2006                        Michael Culver, Chicago Machine

2007                        Greg Bice, Los Angeles Riptide

2008                        Tom Zummo, Boston Cannons

2009                        Tim Goettelmann, Long Island Lizards

2010                        Tim Goettelmann, Long Island Lizards

Goettelmann and his #3 seed Long Island Lizards will face the #2 seed Denver Outlaws on Saturday, August 21 at 3:00 PM ET in the second semifinal game of the MLL Championship Weekend presented by Warrior. The winner of that game will go up against either the Chesapeake Bayhawks or the Boston Cannons in the Championship Game on Sunday, August 22 at 1:00 PM ET. 

The 2010 Major League Lacrosse Championship Weekend presented by Warrior takes place at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, one of the nation’s premier athletic venues. Tailgating is permitted for both Saturday and Sunday beginning at 9:00 AM. A number of great attractions will be featured in the fan zone on both days, including the Warrior Lacrosse Chop Shop, musical performances by MAD PLANET, Bud Light Build-A-Bar, face painting and other activities for fans.

For more:  http://www.majorleaguelacrosse.com/press-release/1369/tim-goettelmann-nb-sportsman-of-the-year/