2003 Major League Lacrosse season

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The 2003 Major League Lacrosse season was the third season of the league. The season began on May 31 and concluded with the championship game on August 24, 2003.

General information[edit]

Schedule was reduced from 14 to 12 games.

Baltimore moved their games to Homewood Field. Long Island moved theirs to Mitchel Athletic Complex and Rochester moved theirs to Bishop Kearney Field.

August 17: The first-ever cancellation of an MLL game occurred when rains forced the Baltimore Bayhawks and Long Island Lizards to cancel their game at Mitchel Field.

The league signed a national television agreement with ESPN2.

Regular season[edit]

W = Wins, L = Losses, , PCT= Winning Percentage, PF= Points For, PA = Points Against

Qualified for playoffs
American Division
Long Island Lizards* 8 3 .727 142 127
Boston Cannons 7 5 .583 187 170
Bridgeport Barrage 1 11 .083 188 254
National Division
Baltimore Bayhawks* 7 4 .636 149 138
New Jersey Pride 7 5 .583 184 162
Rochester Rattlers 5 7 .417 202 201

*The August 17 game between Baltimore at Long Island was canceled due to weather.

All Star Game[edit]

July 17, 2003


Semifinals August 22, 2003

MLL Championship August 24, 2003


Semifinal Steinfeld Cup Final
1 Baltimore 15
2 New Jersey 13
1 Long Island 15*
3 Baltimore 14
3 Long Island 20
4 Boston 14




Award Winner Team
MVP Award Jay Jalbert Long Island
Rookie of the Year Award Adam Doneger Rochester
Coach of the Year Award Ted Georgalas New Jersey
Defensive player of the Year Award Ryan Curtis Boston
Offensive player of the Year Award Mark Millon Baltimore
Goaltender of the Year Award Brian Dougherty Long Island
Iron Lizard of the Year Award Jon Hess New Jersey

Weekly Awards[edit]

The MLL gave out awards weekly for the best offensive player, best defensive player and best rookie.

Week Offensive Defensive Rookie
1 Mark Millon Brian Dougherty Michael Peyser
2 Gary Gait Trevor Tierney Mike Springer
3 Casey Powell Jake Coon Adam Doneger
4 Mark Millon Jamie Hanford Ryan McClay
5 Conor Gill
Jesse Hubbard
Peter Inge Kevin Cassese
6 David Evans
A.J. Haugen
Chris Garrity Matt Hunter
7 Mike Regan
Keith Cromwell
Nicky Polanco A.J. Shannon
8 Josh Coffman Jamie Hanford Kevin Cassese
9 Ryan Powell Brian Carcaterra Chris Garrity
Adam Doneger
10 Tim Goettelmann Greg Cattrano Chris Garrity
11 Casey Powell Ryan McClay Austin Garrison