2005 Major League Lacrosse season

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The 2005 Major League Lacrosse season was the fifth season of the league. The season began on May 20 and concluded with the championship game on August 21, 2005. This was the last MLL season when they just had 6 teams,and the next season, they had the new Western Conference.

General information[edit]

The 45 second shot clock was changed to a 60 second shot clock in 2005.

Baltimore defeated New Jersey 21-12 in a game played at Qwest Field in Seattle on May 28.

Regular season[edit]

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

Qualified for playoffs
American Division
Team W L PCT PF PA
Boston Cannons 10 2 .833 200 159
Long Island Lizards 4 8 .333 177 189
Philadelphia Barrage 4 8 .333 156 194
National Division
Team W L PCT PF PA
Baltimore Bayhawks 10 2 .833 247 158
Rochester Rattlers 6 6 .500 184 197
New Jersey Pride 2 10 .167 148 215

Long Island defeated Philadelphia 2 of 3 games in the regular season.

All Star Game[edit]

July 2, 2005

Old School team was made up of players who began playing in 2001. Young Guns was made up of players who began in 2002 or later.

Playoffs[edit]

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Semifinal games August 19, 2005

MLL championship August 21, 2005

Bracket[edit]

Semifinal Steinfeld Cup Final
           
1 Baltimore 20
2 Rochester 13
1 Baltimore 15
3 Long Island 9
3 Long Island 19
4 Boston 14

Awards[edit]

Award Winner Team
MVP Award Mark Millon
Gary Gait
Boston
Baltimore
Rookie of the Year Award Brodie Merrill Baltimore
Coach of the Year Award Scott Hiller Boston
Defensive player of the Year Award Nicky Polanco Long Island
Offensive player of the Year Award Casey Powell Rochester
Goaltender of the Year Award Chris Garrity Boston
Sportsman of the Year Award Pat McCabe Long Island
Most Improved Player of the Year Award Andrew Combs Rochester
Community Service Award Ryan McClay New Jersey