2010 Major League Lacrosse season

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2010 MLL season
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League Major League Lacrosse
Sport Field lacrosse
Duration May 2010 – August 2010
Number of teams 6
Finals champions Chesapeake Bayhawks
  Runners-up Long Island Lizards
' MVP' Kyle Hartzell
MLL seasons

The 2010 Major League Lacrosse season was the tenth season of the league. The season began on May 15, 2010 and concluded with the championship game on August 22, 2010.

Milestones & events[edit]

Team movement[edit]

Chicago played as a "traveling team" in 2010 with "home games" in Cary, NC (WakeMed Soccer Park), Pittsburgh, PA (Joe Walton Stadium), Albany, NY (John Fallon Field), Virginia Beach, VA (Virginia Beach Sportsplex), Rochester, NY (Marina Auto Stadium) and Columbus, OH (Columbus Crew Stadium).

Washington renamed itself Chesapeake Bayhawks.

Toronto moved its home field from BMO Field to Lamport Stadium.

Standings[edit]

W = Wins, L = Losses, PCT = Winning Percentage, GB = Games Back of first place, GF = Goals For, 2ptGF = 2 point Goals For, GA = Goals Against, 2ptGA = 2 point Goals Against

Final

Qualified for playoffs
Team W L PCT GB GF 2ptGF GA 2ptGA
Boston Cannons 8 4 .667 - 174 15 141 10
Denver Outlaws 8 4 .667 - 158 9 148 10
Long Island Lizards 7 5 .583 1 141 9 139 12
Chesapeake Bayhawks 6 6 .500 2 161 18 158 8
Chicago Machine 4 8 .333 4 157 4 171 11
Toronto Nationals 3 9 .250 5 132 8 166 12

Boston defeated Denver during the regular season 3-0 in games played.

All Star Game[edit]

The 2010 game took place July 8 at Harvard Stadium in Boston. It featured the MLL All Stars playing Team USA. Team USA won 13-12. Brendan Mundorf (Denver) playing for Team USA was the game's MVP.

Playoffs[edit]

The 2010 New Balance MLL Championship Weekend took place on Saturday and Sunday, August 21 and 22 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland.

Kyle Hartzell of Chesapeake was named MVP for the playoffs

Semifinals Steinfeld Cup Final
           
1 Boston Cannons 9
4 Chesapeake Bayhawks 13
4 Chesapeake Bayhawks 13
3 Long Island Lizards 9
2 Denver Outlaws 12
3 Long Island Lizards 16

Annual awards[edit]

Award Winner Team
MVP Award Matt Poskay Boston
Rookie of the Year Award Ned Crotty Chicago
Coach of the Year Award Jim Mule Long Island
Defensive player of the Year Award Brodie Merrill Toronto
Offensive player of the Year Award Matt Poskay Boston
Goaltender of the Year Award Kip Turner Boston
Sportsman of the Year Award Tim Goettelmann Long Island
Most Improved Player of the Year Award Peet Poillon Chesapeake

References[edit]

Boston Chesapeake Chicago
Denver Long Island Toronto